Every year the same crap hits the fan. You've got coaches whinning because Urban stole their verbals. You here stories coming from down south where a mom is irate because Slick Nick wouldn't accept her son LOI after he was verbally committed the last 6 months.
Am I wrong in thinking that if the NCAA put in place an early signing date a lot of these problems would be resolved. Kids couldn't back out of their commitments, Slick Nick would be forced to be honest with his boarderline recruits.
What's the downside? The only 2 things I can think of is if a coach leaves or gets fired the kid should be able to get back on the market. On the other side, if a kid didn't make the grades and can't qualify then the coach/unviversity should be able to get that schollie back to recruit a new player.