The wheels are in motion for an early signing period in college football. You knew it was coming. The big question: What took so long? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the possible pros and cons of such a move.
We had 247Sports.com national writer Kevin Ryan answer some followup National Signing Day questions for BTN.com, and he broke down the Big Ten's recruiting class.
Well, it's over. National Signing Day came and went Wednesday, and there was no shortage of fun moments. Inside, we highlight some of our favorite moments from the day, plus other fun nuggets about the newest Big Ten talents.
Jim Harbaugh moved Michigan's "Signing of the Stars" event from a downtown theater to its basketball arena, incorporating some non-football coaches instead of putting such as Tom Brady, Derek Jeter and Ric Flair on stage with him as he did last year.
With minimal drama, Ohio State signed 21 players on Wednesday, including five rated 5 stars by recruiting analysts. Nine recruits have already enrolled. Analysts say Ohio State's recruiting haul is second only to Alabama.
After losing starting center Brian Gaia and top defensive end Garrett Sickels, who left early for the NFL Draft, the Nittany Lions inked four offensive linemen and four defensive linemen on signing day to bolster their corps.
Northwestern emphasized defense in the class it signed Wednesday, with 10 of the 17 scholarship recruits projected to play on that side of the ball.
Head coach D.J. Durkin made it clear the day he was hired that Maryland would focus its recruiting efforts on prospects located within a three-hour drive of the College Park campus.
P.J. Fleck added nine players to Minnesota's recruiting haul in his first weekend on the job and worked tirelessly to bring in talent and keep the homegrown players who had committed to Tracy Claeys.
Iowa landed one of the top recruits in school history on Wednesday in defensive lineman A.J. Epenesa. Epenesa, the rare five-star recruit to commit to Iowa, is a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end from Edwardsville, Illinois.