It’s February and all eyes are watching to see where the top high school football prospects will sign to play for the next few years. If you are just a fan, this Signing Day is all fun and games. However, if you are a prospective student-athlete, or parent, you need to understand that the National Letter of Intent[NLI] is a contract. It is legally-binding and should be read and understood BEFORE it is signed.
I prepared a video to help you understand the basics of the contract. Watch it here.
I also suggest that you read the provision of the NLI at www.national-letter.org. If you have any university-specific questions, call the Compliance Office at the university that sent you the NLI and get your questions answered BEFORE you sign.
5 Key Points to Remember:
- DO NOT sign before 7:00 am!
- DO NOT forget to have a parent sign if you are under the age of 21!
- DO NOT sign more than one NLI!
- DO NOT take more than 7 days to return the NLI to the university that issued it to you!
- DO NOT sign until you READ AND UNDERSTAND all of the provisions of the NLI!
Best of luck. Wishing you $cholarships.