Great Oak Student Athletes sign their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony held at the school Wednesday, Nov. 9. Valley News/Courtesy photo
One of the most exciting moments for a student-athlete is receiving a verbal scholarship offer. Years of hard work have led to this moment. However, nothing is official until you sign the National Letter of Intent. Not every school uses the NLI (about 650 NCAA D1 and D2 schools). It’s not mandatory to sign, but every year more than 48,000 student-athletes do. The National Letter of Intent is not affiliated directly with the NCAA; it was created by the Collegiate Commissioners Association to protect both the college and student from either party backing out.With that said, student-athletes from around the area took part last week in NLI signing day ceremonies where they were recognized for committing to play sports and further their education at the next level. National Signing Day fo
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.