National Signing Day - Netflix

The top high school football players in the country decide on where they will play at the college level.

National Signing Day - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-01

National Signing Day - National Signing Day - Netflix

National Signing Day, usually the first Wednesday of February, has traditionally been the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Book Although all NCAA sports have at least one National Signing Day, and most have two, College Football’s is by far the most widely followed by fans and sports media. As of 2017, college football also has an early signing period in late December, meaning recruits now have the opportunity to sign with their college team over a month before National Signing Day. While many recruits utilize this early process, a significant number of the nation’s top-rated recruits opt to wait until February to sign with their teams, either because they have not yet made a decision or desire to announce their decision to the fanfare and media coverage typically reserved for National Signing Day.

National Signing Day - Player announcements - Netflix

One such situation regarding players holding press conferences to announce their decisions involved offensive lineman Antonio Logan-El. Highly recruited out of high school, Logan-El initially verbally committed to the University of Maryland. On National Signing Day in 2006, he held a nationally-televised press conference at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore. Among the attendees of the press conference was the Maryland Terrapins' head coach Ralph Friedgen's wife. He took out a picture of himself with Penn State head coach Joe Paterno during the press conference and announced his decision to sign with Penn State.

National Signing Day - References - Netflix