On Wednesday, high school football recruits can formally declare their allegiance to a college by signing a National Letter of Intent.
The document must be signed in order for a player to get a scholarship and it sets forth the controversial rule that players can’t move when coaches change schools unless that player sits out a year.
It also allows schools to claim that a particular student didn’t get in for academic reasons if for some reason another prospective player comes along. Despite many calls to change what it is thought of as one-sided agreement, no substantive changes have been made in recent years.
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