While Tom Allen used his history as a high school football veteran to nab six in-state recruits and a different approach to sell the Hoosiers' program to prospects, it was his son, Thomas, who got two of his high school teammates from Tampa to give Indiana a chance.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers up his National Signing Day notebook.
The faxes are rolling into #SigningDayOnBTN! It looks like we even got one from @BoilerFootball HC @JeffBrohm. 😂 https://t.co/77yZYaVPey — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 1, 2017 Yes — yes it is. #SigningDayOnBTN 📠: 312-275-8407 pic.twitter.com/rQTCZL2Q0t — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 1, 2017
Leading up to eight hours of live National Singing Day coverage on BTN?BTn2Go starting at 9 a.m. ET Wed., Feb. 1, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looked for answer to this question: Why does anyone use the fax machine?
Need information on National Signing Day? We'll get you to the right place, player and team with this Big Ten guide.
BTN will once again dedicate eight hours of programming to cover National Signing Day on Wednesday, including: BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s visit to College Park for a one-on-one feature with Maryland’s DJ Durkin BTN analyst Howard Griffith’s trip up north to Minneapolis for an exclusive interview with Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck Interviews with coaches and signees already on campus In keeping with Signing Day tradition, BTN will honor the fax machine. Fans can submit their recruiting questions during the eight hours of National Signing Day coverage by fax – yes, by fax – to Mike Hall, Griffith, DiNardo and Allen Trieu
James Franklin has crisscrossed the country, recruiting in Alabama through California and Michigan in the last week. Everyone he meets has congratulatory words for the Penn State football coach.
Earlier, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart looked at the overall recruiting appeal of the football programs in the Big Ten East. Now, it's time for him to take a look at the programs in the Big Ten West.
The 2017 Pro Bowl was Sunday night, and the AFC got the best of the NFC, 20-13, in a surprisingly low-scoring all-star game. Former Purdue stars Drew Brees and Cliff Avril highlighted the Big Ten, with the former tossing the NFC’s lone touchdown and the latter registering a sack. To be honest, there weren’t a lot of stats from this one. Here’s how Big Ten names fared, though. OFFENSE Drew Brees (Purdue), NFC: 10-19, 112 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), NFC: 14-20, 158 yards, 1 INT Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State), NFC: 8 car., 20 yards; 1
With Signing Day on Wednesday, players are in the midst of making their college choices. A lot of things go into a kid’s decision on where to go to college. Academics, coaching, facilities and tradition are just a few of the factors.