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Beginning in 2013 - no more oversigning

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    As you can see under "A", schools can currently accept 28 LOIs for a class and then cut down to 25 through non-qualifiers and grayshirting. Beginning with the 2013 class next year, schools can only sign 25. I think this means that we'll start seeing more late signees. It may make sense for schools to undersign by a couple guys so they can wait to see whether some good players qualify late through a strong spring semester in their senior HS year.

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    RECRUITING AND FINANCIAL AID -- LETTER-OF-INTENT PROGRAMS, FINANCIAL AID AGREEMENTS -- LETTER OF INTENT RESTRICTION -- LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SIGNINGS -- BOWL SUBDIVISION FOOTBALL
    Status: Adopted, 60-Day Override Period Process Diagram

    Intent: In bowl subdivision football, to specify that there shall be an annual signing limit of 25 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or institutional offer of financial aid from December 1 through May 31; further to specify that a prospective student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid and becomes an initial counter for the same academic year in which the signing occurred (e.g., midyear enrollee) shall not count toward the annual limit on signings.

    A. Bylaws: Amend 13.9.2.3, as follows:
    [federated provision, fbs only]​
    13.9.2.3 limitation on number of national letter of intent/offer of financial aid signings -- bowl subdivision football. in bowl subdivision football, there shall be an annual limit of 28 25 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid from December 1 the initial signing date of the regular signing period of the National Letter of Intent through May 31. [D]
    13.9.2.3.1 Exception -- Counter During Same Academic Year. A prospective student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid and becomes an initial counter for the same academic year in which the signing occurred (e.g., midyear enrollee) shall not count toward the annual limit on signings.
    B. Bylaws: Amend 15.5.1.10.1, as follows:
    [federated provision, fbs only]​
    15.5.1.10.1 limitation on number of national letter of intent/offer of financial aid signings -- bowl subdivision football. [fbs] in bowl subdivision football, there shall be an annual limit of 28 25 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid from December 1the initial signing date of the regular signing period of the National Letter of Intent through May 31. [D]
    15.5.1.10.1.1 Exception -- Counter During Same Academic Year. A prospective student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid and becomes an initial counter for the same academic year in which the signing occurred (e.g., midyear enrollee) shall not count toward the annual limit on signings.
    Source: Southeastern Conference

    Effective Date: August 1, 2012

    Proposal Category: Amendment

    Topical Area: Recruiting

    Rationale: This proposal seeks to address concerns regarding to the practice of "oversigning" football prospective student-athletes to National Letters of Intent or financial aid agreements. Reducing the signing limit from 28 to 25 is an appropriate step to focus recruitment and signing of prospective student-athletes to the Football Bowl Subdivision limit on initial counters. By limiting the number of signees, institutions will be encouraged to focus their recruiting efforts on prospective student-athletes with the necessary academic and athletic credentials to succeed at the certifying institution.

    Estimated Budget Impact: None.

    Impact on Student-Athlete's Time (Academic and/or Athletics): None.

    Position Statement(s):
    Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet The cabinet supports the proposal; however, it is concerned that the proposal does not address the issue of oversigning in other sports or the issue of offering aid the institution does not expect to have available.

    Football Issues Committee The committee supports the proposal and agrees with the sponsor's rationale.

    Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet The cabinet supports the proposal and agrees with the sponsor's rationale.
    [HR][/HR]History
    Jul 08, 2011:Submit; Submitted for consideration.
    Sep 06, 2011:Football Issues Committee, Recommends Approval
    Sep 14, 2011:Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet, Recommends Approval
    Sep 19, 2011:Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet, Recommends Approval
    Jan 12, 2012:Leg Council Init Review, Adopted; Pending Possible Board of Directors Review
    Jan 14, 2012:Adopted, Override Period; No Action Taken by the Board of Directors
    Jan 15, 2012:Adopted, Override Period; Start of Override Period
    Mar 14, 2012:Adopted, Override Period; End of Override Period

     
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Bama Charlie is in shock!!!
     
  3. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Big news for USC and Bama.

    Hopefully we will get our classes averaged a little better so we don't go from 29 players to 11 year to year.
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    SC, OSU and the SEC will figure out a way around this.
     
  5. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Somewhere right now, Nick Saban and his legal team are figuring out a work around.
     
  6. CanadianDuck

    CanadianDuck Well-Known Member

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    Wow the NCAA stepped up and did something that will hurt the SEC's reign? Congratulations NCAA on starting the transition of pulling your head out of your ass!
     
  7. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Oh, and Oregon will figure a way around it. How could I live Nike's team out of it? :wink2:
     
  8. CanadianDuck

    CanadianDuck Well-Known Member

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    Well Oregon hasn't over signed that I can think of, but not quite 100% sure about that. We just skip the over signing and pay for our recruits since its more simple then dealing with mathematical problems.
     
  9. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    fify
     
  10. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I think it will cause players to commit earlier...unless they are a really big dog. It also means that players that are at risk academically will not be as likely to get an offer, may be a good thing for players to have to get their academics in order.
     
  11. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Doesn't all of that bolded text mean you can sign all of the "same year" students you want? Didn't they build in the reach around? Sounds like we will see Alabama with more EEs.
     
  12. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure there is fine print in there somewhere that allows exemptions to all SEC schools and anyone else that has the $ to tell the NCAA to kiss their asses.
     
  13. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I guess they'll sign the extra 5 or 6 on June 1st.
     

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