After years of debate, college football will have its first early signing period with a 72-hour window beginning Dec. 20. SEC coaches still aren't sure how it's going to work in practice. Some excerpts from Monday's post-spring teleconference:
WESLEY CHAPEL — The thought of leaving home was once merely a blip in the mind of Isaiah Bolden.
Since tweeting his college announcement to Kentucky two days ago, Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox has received plenty of praise from local celebrities in the sports world.
In less than 40 characters, while sitting on the living room couch Saturday, Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox typed out a declaration that ended the whirlwind courtship, the endless phone calls and the constant questions.
ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut has been a busy place this spring. According to new coach Rick Kravitz, who had been the defensive coordinator the past two seasons, college coaches have flocked to practices nearly every day to take a look at the Blue Jackets' handful of Division I-A prospects.
Highlights from the football recruiting rules changes adopted Friday by the NCAA Division I Council:
TAMPA — After one of the most productive seasons in the history of Hillsborough County prep football, Plant quarterback Dane Frantzen officially announced Monday that he will play next season at Virginia Tech.
TAMPA — Clearly veteran Hillsborough High coach Earl Garcia wasn't speaking for all of his local peers when he publicly blasted former USF coach Willie Taggart on national signing day.
TAMPA — Nine Plant High players were at One Buccaneer Place for an elaborate signing day ceremony Wednesday. They each went up to a podium to talk about what it means to be able to play in college.
TAMPA — From the state capital to the Swamp to the Selmon Center, the national signing day objectives and outcomes varied.