Georgia Bulldogs

SEC coaches eager to see impact of early signing period

Southeastern Conference coaches are eager to see the impact an early signing period will have on recruiting, even though a number of them were against the change.

An early signing period received formal approval last week from the Collegiate Commissioners Association. The new plan will allow high school seniors in the 2017-18 school year to sign with colleges on Dec. 20-22 as well as during the traditional signing period on the first Wednesday of February.

"I'm very interested to see how this plays out because I think we're dealing in a world we haven't dealt in," Georgia's Kirby Smart said Monday at an SEC coaches teleconference. "When you have that, there...