Reports: CCA votes to move up early signing period in December

The early signing period is moving up in December, according to multiple reports.

According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, the Collegiate Commissioners Association voted Wednesday “to move up the winter Signing Day” which “will now come in early December before the portal opens.”

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Moving the early signing period to before the transfer portal opens in December will be important for head coaches across college football.

Now, the early signing period will take place before conference championship games.

The CCA did “push back a decision on having three Signing Days until their in-person meeting in June,” according to Thamel. The CAA wants “to do more diligence on this Signing Day model.”

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College football is in a twist with the transfer portal and signing periods intertwining at points. As it stood before, coaches had to focus on bowl game preparation while maintaining the portal and signing day in December.

The possibility of a signing period in the summer adds intrigue. Players could sign before their senior seasons of high school, though, one must remember immediate eligibility is currently granted upon multiple transfers within the NCAA.

Until the CCA meets again in June, the signing day and transfer portal calendar will remain an area that needs addressed more.