GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- One of the most exciting moments of an athlete’s career is committing to a college to play your sport at a higher level.
When you “commit” to a college, all that entails is a verbal agreement. The dream becomes reality on National Signing Day when they lock in their scholarship and sign their name in ink on paper.
National Signing Day is a day when student-athletes sign their official ‘Letter of Intent’ to play their sport in college.
Which day that falls on each year depends on the sport you play.
According to National Letter of Intent, the following signing dates are as listed:
|SPORT||INITIAL SIGNING DATE||FINAL SIGNING DATE|
|Division I Basketball (Early Period)||November 13, 2019||November 20, 2019|
|Division I Basketball (Regular Period)||April 15, 2020||May 20, 2020|
|Division I Football (Early Period)||December 18, 2019||December 20, 2019|
|Division I and II Football (Midyear Junior College Transfer)||December 18, 2019||January 15, 2020|
|Division I and II Football (Regular Period)||February 5, 2020||Division I: April 1, 2020|
Division II: August 1, 2020
|All Other Division I and II Sports||November 13, 2019||August 1, 2020|
So today, November 13, all athletes (other than football players) will sign their National Letters of Intent.
According to NCSA Sports, you can sign a National Letter of Intent after the last signing period ends, but it is rare that there will be any roster spots left.
Congratulations to all student-athletes signing to play in college! There is no better feeling… really, I know the feeling!
If you are an athlete that signed your Letter of Intent this year and would like to be included in this article, email firstname.lastname@example.org.