Today is NLI 2012 and unless you’re a crazy fan of college football you didn’t know that!
NLI stands for National Letter of Intent and the first day a recruit can send this in is on February 1. The letter binds the student to school, they cannot switch without incurring stiff penalties, and the school to offer a 1-year scholarship.
Today several thousand high school athletes will commit to a university and prepare to join their new college teams.
I like to think of it as the college football draft. You could also call it the start of the next college football season.
It’s kinda funny in that a signature is required and so today, all across America, college coaches are sitting in front of fax machines. Grown men staring at fax machines waiting for young adults to make or break their career. Yes it’s silly, but fun!