College Football considers adding early signing period

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The world of college football recruiting may be in for some big changes. 

The NCAA has announced that it is considering creating an early signing period for football recruits.

Basketball and baseball already have early signing periods, and the addition of one for football is popular among coaches.

NCAA associate director of operations Susan Peal said ""I think everyone wants an early signing period,"

"It's just trying to nail down what's the appropriate date for that."

Currently, National Signing Day, which is usually during the first week of February, is the opening of the period in which college football recruits can sign letters of intent to accept a scholarship and attend a school.

This early signing period would open up a window either in the late summer or fall for recruits so sign early, which would benefit the schools, as they would be able to commit other recruiting resources elsewhere throughout the season. 

Peal also told ESPN that any additional signing period being approved would require the approval of the allowance for official visits before September 1 of a student athlete's senior year.

The issue will be discussed at the Conference Commissioners Association meeting in June.

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