Early signing period approved for December

The Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) on Monday  rubber-stamped a change that has long been debated in the NCAA and AFCA  by approving a 72-hour signing period from Dec. 20-22 of this year. 

The  NCAA Division 1 Council approved the change among other items at its April meeting, but the CCA runs the National  Letter of Intent program and, thus, controls the days prospects can  sign.