Posted On: 11/10/15 9:00 PM

Wednesday is National Signing Day for the class of 2016!  What exactly does that mean?  It is the first day that current seniors can sign their national letter of intent to the college that they have verbally committed too.  They do not have to sign on the first day.  It is technically called the early signing period where prospects have one week from November 11 to November 18 to sign their letter of intent before the season starts.  Players that have not committed or opt not to sign during this seven day window have to wait until after the season to sign their NLI.

Every player that has verbally committed to a school in the state of Illinois is expected to both ink and fax that letter in on Wednesday or sometime during the next week.  This makes their commitment officially binding toward that school. 

So what is the big deal?  They are just signing a piece of paper that they already said they were going to do.  It is the culmination of a long process for prospects that have been recruited some since their freshman year.  This symbolizes that their dream of

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