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Showing posts from February 3, 2008

Lehigh's Class of 2012 (as far as I know)

My last post had a sample photo of a "signing day" ceremony - well, to my left is a real one: welcome, Bryce Martin, to the Lehigh football family! Here's the independently-verified list of recruits as far as I know: DE/DT/OLB Bryce Martin (Bergen Catholic HS, NJ) OL/DT Troy McKenna (Bergen Catholic HS, NJ) WR Preston Soeprasetyo (Carmel HS, NY) OL/DE Cody Connare (Olmstead Falls HS, OH) (link shows video) This is on top of the list of recruits that I have confirmed already (you can learn more about them in this blog posting ): C Vinny Pellegrini (Boca Raton HS, FL) TE Kyle Holmes (Camden Catholic HS, NJ) P/K Alex Smith (Lake Brantley, FL) DB/QB John Littlejohn (Colonial HS, FL) LB Bryce Arruda (Haddonfield HS, NJ) LB Alex Petroff (Chardon HS, OH) WR/RS DeVaughn Gordon (North Plainfield, NJ) ATH Colin Netwon (Lake Brantley, FL) ATH Isadore Carrie (Ben Franklin HS, LA) Unconfirmed: LB Mike Groome (Lenape Valley HS, NJ) 14 independently confirmed, and 1 possible

Signing Day And The Front Lines

Tomorrow many high school football recruits will be going into libraries (just like this one) on "national signing day" to announce their choices for secondary education. The same day, many colleges also announce their entire recruiting class to the world. There are exceptions to this rule, however: the Patriot League and Ivy League. Most Division I schools participate in something called the "Letter of Intent" program. Purely a legal term, it means that the recruit has signed a legally binding document which links him to the school to which he pledged. Many people seem to think that letters of intent are like wedding vows. But LOI's are more like wedding proposals. They are just documents which can be rescinded - they just need to have the OK of both parties involved. Take this case from Northern Arizona : When National Signing Day arrived in February 2003, Paul Como settled. A month after signing with Northern Arizona, he was sure he could have the sa