2017 National Signing Day: Capping off the Pac-12 odds and ends
Here’s a look at some of the best of the rest from National Signing Day:
- With the NCAA's Division I council potentially approving recruiting reforms in April that would likely have many recruits signing during a three-day signing period in the middle of December, this year might be the last National Signing Day with this kind of hoopla surrounding it. Arizona football general manager and director of player personnel Matt Dudek, a pioneer in the recruiting game with regards to using social media and someone who knows the recruiting landscape as well as anybody, told our Yogi Roth in the Facebook Live interview posted above that he and head coach Rich Rodriguez are big fans of this shift.
- Colorado got Olympic bronze medalist runner Jenny Simpson involved with the signing day fun, as the former Buff made sure Mike MacIntyre got the latest faxes as quickly as possible.
— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) February 1, 2017
- It was a big day for USC, the Pac-12 recruiting champs. One of their big gets on signing day was four-star tight end Josh Falo, who made his commitment to USC public through this haka dance
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 1, 2017
- Biaggio Ali-Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali, signed a letter of intent with Cal. Walsh is a 3-star running back out of powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas who is known for his speed (he runs a 4.41 40-yard dash). For more on Ali-Walsh, check out this article from Sports Illustrated’s Joan Niesen.
- And we’ll end the day with what was a great way to start National Signing Day – Washington State outside linebackers coach Roy Manning pumping everyone up for the big day ahead. We see the special shout out to Pac-12 Networks, Roy. Good stuff; we know what time it is.
— Roy Manning (@CoachRoyM) February 1, 2017
Until next February (or mid-December)…