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College signing day: What does it really mean?

College athletic recruiting - an inexact science...

Today you will probably hear ad nauseum about high school kids signing letters of intent to play football (and soccer) at various schools across the country. This school or that one will be deemed as having the "best recruiting class."

Does it mean a whole lot? Let's just say it means something, not everything to the future success of a school's football program.

Prime example: Colin Kaepernick.  You probably heard the name sometime on the tube on Sunday while you were partying during the Super Bowl. Colin was and is the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Yep, he played in the Super Bowl in his second season on the NFL.

Colin played QB at the University of Nevada. And get this - the Wolf Pack was the only school to recruit him coming out of high school in Turlock. So, on signing day the year Colin was a high school senior, his name probably wasn't on anyone's rader list.

Quite an inexact science, wouldn't you say?

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