You know NOTHING, you sign your NLI your senior year.NCAA rules allow a college to make a verbal offer at any point and the athlete may verbally commit at any time. NLI is signed in the athletes Junior year. In fact, Nick Saban at Alabama just offered an 8th grader for football this week.
Verbal Commitment/Offer - Student-athlete's commitment to a school before he or she signs (or is able to sign) a National Letter of Intent.
A collegebound student-athlete or college coach can announce a verbal commitment or offer at any time. While verbal commitments have become very popular for both college-bound student-athletes and coaches, this "commitment" is NOT binding on either the college-bound student-athlete or the institution. Only the signing of the National
Letter of Intent accompanied by a financial aid agreement is binding on both parties.
#29 Mar 2, 2013
#31 Mar 3, 2013
You can sign your NLI your Junior year. You can verbally commit whenever you want. Very few really good athletes wait till Senior year to sign. Most elite athletes will hold several offers by 10th grade.
Most of the top nationally ranked juniors sign an NLI during the early signing period...Junior Year.
#32 Mar 3, 2013
Bottom line...who cares if it's D1, D2 ,D3, NAIA or JUCO or if you sign Junior or Senior year. It's an opportunity to extend your playing career.
The goal is to keep playing somewhere.
#33 Mar 3, 2013
This is true in some cases but D1 athletes make up 97% of the NFL.
#34 Mar 3, 2013
Who shoots more, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant or Durr? Hajec is better
#35 Mar 3, 2013
Durr is by far and away ND's best player so she will take the majority of shots. Just like the best HS player on any team, the most talented player takes the most shots. Who's Hajec?
#36 Mar 3, 2013
It's true d1 makes up 97% of the NFL. But 90% of these athletes did horrible in school. Most of these guys go to a Juco, prep school, or D2 first. Think about it. Have you ever listen to these guys do an interview? Most of them are dumber than a box of rocks. Some of the best athletes are starting to come out of smaller schools these days. I think that D1 thing is going to fade away soon. The NFL cases will soon be looking for elite athletes at all levels. The reason for me saying this is because they are raising the NCAA eligiblity standards in 2015. It's going to be much harder to get into a D1 and D2 school.
#37 Mar 3, 2013
D1 definately gives you the best chance at moving forward to the pro level but no shame in playing a lower level. Good way to get a good education paid for.
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