2009 National Signing Day

NCAA Football's Signing Day: What Is The Big Deal?

Justin PhillipsContributor IFebruary 4, 2009

College football’s “signing day” is a joke. It doesn't really mean all that much, does it

Last year Terrell Pryor, one of the biggest prospects in the nation made a ego-boosting move and waited to sign until cameras were focused on him. He then picked the hat of the college he would sign with—in this case, Ohio State.

And Pryor isn’t the only high school star doing this. These kids are just that—kids, until they make a name for themselves on the field.

Let’s get rid of the media coverage and hoopla that goes with a person signing a piece of paper. This “event” also puts more pressure on these players to perform well.

I don’t mind commentators talking about recruiting classes during football games, but please, let them just play the game with no distractions.

Let these kids be kids.

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