National Signing Day is the Biggest Waste of Time in Sports

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In 1989 Dallas Carter High School stud Derric Evans signed his letter of intent to play college football at the University of Tennessee.

While in a hot tub.

That's the day I lost interest in National Signing Day. It's all hoopla and hype and rarely does a four-year college football snapshot show a direct correlation between No. 1 recruiting classes and No. 1 rankings on the field.

That said, this recruiting stuff is big business and a lot of you are enthralled by it.

You want it, you got it ...

Apparently a disastrous season didn't hurt Texas.

Funny how every now and then a Boise State will be OU on the field. But on National Signing Day it's always - without exception - the same familiar big boys.

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