Fenteng will have three years to play two seasons at Georgia.
He talked about his role with new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on his Athens visit.
“We went over plays,” Fenteng said. “He told me that I’m the kind of DB that he offered. He told me that he wanted me still and that he liked me. … He’s all about playing man. He knows that’s my specialty.”
“I think a lot of times people get confused and think we mandate it, and that’s not the case at all. It’s their choice,” said Susan Peal, director of the National Letter of Intent (NLI). “I think it’s going more and more toward the electronic mode of transmission. I highly encourage it. You always have those old-school people who want to go through regular mail or fax. I don’t think it’s necessary because we do have a more efficient way to do it.”
An informal survey of schools in the SEC, which has some of the most money to spend in college sports, shows the athletics departments are largely still using the fax machine on signing day.
A spokesman for LSU said signing day is essentially the only day the athletics department’s fax machine gets used. LSU, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Florida responded that they primarily receive NLIs by fax.
Mississippi State said most of its other sports get PDF scans sent to them, but football still uses the fax to have a hard copy right away. Georgia said it has some instances of NLIs scanned and e-mailed. Florida has received NLIs electronically, particularly during the fall signing period, and said it’s a preference by recruits. Alabama said it has an option for recruits to use e-mail.
In addition to allowing the NLI to be scanned and sent electronically, the NCAA now permits electronic signatures if it’s a replica of a signature.
“It obviously has to be a signature,” Peal said. “What it can’t be is any acknowledgment where you just type it in and it ends up being the same for anybody. So in electronic form, it could be scanned in, pasted in, or signing it by their mouse. It’s either actual signature pen to paper, or it’s a replica of the signature.”
In advance of National Signing Day on Wednesday, UCLA invited several of its favorite recruits to come to Westwood for their final official visits. Three such recruits flew in from Louisiana: DE Devon Godchaux, LB Kenny Young and WR Malachi Dupre.According to Bruin Report Online, those three recruits had some company on their flight out to Souther California: LSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron. Moreover, Cameron reportedly sat next to Dupre on the flight out there and stayed in the same Westwood hotel where Bruin recruits and their families stay on official visits.
Godchaux committed to the Tigers in September, while Young and Dupre are both strongly considering LSU and UCLA for their final destinations. As always, all is fair in love and recruiting wars.
“The NCAA players are not billboards affixed to the tops of buildings along highways, but when you consider all of the tight shots that appear after a play takes place, and before the replay, those tend to be head shots, just below the shoulders, and miraculously, that’s where the corporate logos are,” Ed Desser, an expert witness in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA, said to KENS 5.“The players are not allowed to get salaries,” Dresser said. “They’re not allowed to get anything but very trivial per diem. They’re not allowed to do endorsements.”
National Signing Day 2014 still isn’t here yet, but it isn’t stopping Alabama from adding two commitments to its 2015 recruiting class on the school’s first Junior Day of the year. First, Louisiana high school junior wide receiver Daylon Charlot committed to the Crimson Tide’s recruiting class. He was later joined by in-state junior offensive lineman Lester Cotton.Charlot is a 5’11, 180 pound junior WR out of Patterson High School in Patterson, La. Cotton is a 6’3, 309 junior OL out of Central-Tuscaloosa High School in Tuscaloosa, Al.