High School Football

National Signing Day is the Biggest Waste of Time in Sports

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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Richie Whitt
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