Early signing day for high school athletes is Wednesday, Nov. 9.
It is a day when high school athletes who are planning on competing at the collegiate level in sports-- other than football-- can sign their national letter of intent (LOI), ending their recruiting process. The athletes have until Nov. 16 to send their LOI to the school they choose, or sign on national signing day on Feb. 1, 2017. That is also when football players can sign their LOI.
Here is a list of schools and athletes that are planning on participating in the early signing period.
Note: If you know of any athletes or schools holding signing day ceremonies on Nov. 9 that you do not see on this list, please let us know by Tweeting at us (@11AliveSports) or posting it on our Facebook page. Names of athletes are listed unless they were not provided to us.
Five-star big man and the state's top men's basketball recruit Wendell Carter told Rivals.com that he plans to sign during the early period. However, he told the recruiting website that he plans to announce his decision on Twitter and not during a ceremony. Carter has narrowed his decision down to Duke, Harvard, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
Georgia's No. 2 men's basketball recruit Collin Sexton from Pebblebrook will sign his LOI on ESPNU on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Sexton has more than 20 offers from schools.
- Maya Dodson, women's basketball signing to Stanford
- Kasiyahna Kushkituah, women's basketball signing to Tennessee
- Taja Cummings, women's basketball signing to Georgia Tech
- Nichel Tampa, women's basketball signing to Western Kentucky
- Al Durham, men's basketball signing to Indiana
- Zack Cooks, men's basketball signing to NJIT
There will be seven softball players signing their LOI, including athletes going to Texas A&M and Florida.
- Elafayette Stone, men's basketball signing to Indiana State
- Lexi Mann, women's basketball signing to KSU
- Charlie O'Brien, men's basketball signing to Air Force
- Connor Conkey, men's golf
There are 17 athletes signing across several sports, including baseball, volleyball, swimming, women's basketball, soccer and tennis.