Wednesday is National Signing Day, the official signing period for athletes in all sports — except football — who will be receiving scholarships or some form of financial aid in return for attending and playing at their colleges of choice.
This National Signing Day, which includes NCAA Division I and II schools (Division III athletes don’t sign NLIs), is actually the start of a nine-month period for prospective college athletes enrolling in the 2021-22 school year. It will continue through Aug. 1, 2021.
Division I basketball, however, is an exception. Nov. 11 is the start of the early signing period, which will end Nov. 18. The regular signing period is April 14-May 19, 2021.
For more information, visit nationalletter.org here.
Regardless, it has become vogue to commemorate the occasion by hosting a NSD ceremony at their school where they can take photos with their parents, coaches and teachers and maybe even talk about their moment with the sporting press.
So it’s time to rekindle our tradition for Connecticut letter-signers here at GameTimeCT: Send us your National Signing Day Photos.
Division I and II football’s early national signing period is Dec. 16-18. The regular period begins Feb. 3.