Overrated: Signing Day

February 04, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

I'm no college football expert, but holy shit, national signing day is quite possibly the biggest farce in all of amateur sports. We're talking about high school kids, man! This day only serves as a jerk-off fest for sweater vest-wearing alumni who think that their personal post-graduate financial success gives them a right to dictate personnel moves that competent school athletic directors should be making. A meddling bunch of douchebags if I've ever seen one!

Sure, these football coaches bust their balls to visit and recruit these kids, but again, they're still only four years removed from their first pubes and their driver's licenses are still warm from the lamination. Teenagers that show talent are under a microscope oftentimes while they're still in eighth grade. I'm certainly not the first person to bring any of this up, but hearing about signing day on talk radio all day really lit a fire under my ass.

Here are the top recruits from 2002, 2003, and 2004. Judge for yourself, and the quarterbacks in particular. Pictured here is Kyle Wright, the number one recruit from 2002. Don't worry, I've never heard of him either.