This is always an exciting day, because it's filled with hope. Parents are celebrating because their sons are getting scholarships. Student athletes are excited because their hard work and commitment are affirmed. Fans are excited because they think they have a handle on who their teams' future stars will be.
Those stories rarely get covered. Sports stories are tales of triumph and achievement, and those are the strories you will see today and tomorrow as National Signing Day is chronicled across the country.
LSU picked up 26 commitments, and is considered to have one of the top 10 recruiting classes in the nation.
That's great, but it's slightly disappointing to some fans. After all, the Tigers are the only program to have won the BCS championship twice. LSU's status in the college football heirarchy should arguably attract a top 2 or 3 class. It's all art, not science. Louisiana Tech coach Derek Dooley summed up well, when talking about his recruiting class of 16: “We’re very pleased with the quality of players we got in this year’s class,” said Dooley. “However, the final analysis on how productive this class will be will be measured four years from now.” Sphere: Related Content