Commitments, de-commitments and junior hockey transactions didn’t take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
There was significant movement on the recruiting trail over the past couple of weeks due to the NCAA’s early signing period for the National Letter of Intent. Prospective student-athletes sign a NLI with a school if they are going to receive a scholarship for playing a sport.
With schools recruiting younger and younger players, de-committing has become a prevalent occurrence and a hotbed topic among coaches, agents and fans.
A committee of college hockey commissioners, administrators and coaches have worked to establish a new set of rules to cut down on the practice of schools recruiting younger players. Until then, expect more ‘03s and ‘04s committing, and older players de-committing.