One of the intended benefits of college football’s new early signing period is that it will allow high school players to lock in on a school in December, preventing two additional months of recruiting drama.
That is, if it doesn’t lead to a different kind of fuss.
“Honestly, what’s going to happen, my little crystal ball here, you’re going to recruit and sign an offensive lineman,” Stanford coach David Shaw said in describing a hypothetical scenario Thursday at the Hollywood & Highland Center during Pac-12 Conference media days. “Great, he’s committed, his family’s committed. He wants to come. He wants to be there.
“The O-line coach may get a...