What Does Early Signing Day Do for Oklahoma State

It allows Oklahoma State to put to bed all those recruits that sign with OSU and not risk late poachers that think they can steal a commitment from the Cowboys.

The impact of the early signing period on Oklahoma State will be the following:

Positive

1. It allows Oklahoma State to put to bed all those recruits that sign with OSU and not risk late poachers that think they can steal a commitment from the Cowboys.

2. It will free up Oklahoma State coaches to work harder on recruits to close the class and also on junior and even sophomore recruiting in working ahead for the future classes. 

3. In freeing those coaches up, it will also save money on going to check on those recruits. 

4. Because Oklahoma State has always seemed to work and evaluate prospects early, moving up the recruiting calendar would be in their favor. 

Negative

1. Honestly, Oklahoma State has gone late on players committed to other schools and turned them. Those prospects won't be there any longer. Now, also fair to point out that when Oklahoma State has done that it has often been because they lost a commitment or a player they were in a close battle with. 

2. The visits move up and Oklahoma State over the last several recruiting cycles has favored a large visit weekend in January. That will have to change, both to an earlier date and likely spreading out visits to several different weekends, some early in the spring of the prospects junior year or some during the actual season.


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