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National Signing Day; where it all begins

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National Signing Day is the first day graduating high school senior football players are allowed to sign with the colleges of their choice.  Until this day all commitments have been verbal and non-binding, but once players sign their letters of intent, they are bound to that school.

LSU has been in a battle for several in-state players in a way that seems much more than years past.  The arrival of Texas A&M in the SEC has played a role in that, but so has Alabama's ability to lure players from Louisiana to Tuscaloosa.  The Tigers already have Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris on campus as he graduated early and enrolled at LSU for the spring semester in order to compete in spring football. 

LSU also landed a verbal commitment from running back Leonard Fournette of New Orleans, considered the number one recruit in the country by 247 Sports.  But the Tigers will spend much of Wednesday watching and waiting for their fax machine to buzz with what they hope will be signed letters of intent from several players.

Of course, the same feelings will be taking place at Texas A&M, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Northwestern State.

Recruiting is considered the lifeblood of college football.  Colleges cannot win without players, but the key from this day forward will be for schools to have landed players able to put in the kind of work it will take to win at the next level, with coaches capable of coaching them up to succeed.

Be sure to tune in to KTBS at 6:30pm on Wednesday for the Landers National Signing Day special.  We will hear from coaches at LSU, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State while also following the top players in our area and detailing where they have decided to play in college. We will have in studio analysis from the editor and publisher of Louisiana Football Magazine, Lee Brecheen, reports from Texas and Arkansas.  Signing day covered from all angles, Wednesday at 6:30pm.

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