I think it's safe to say that recruiting is "big business" anymore. It always has been for coaches, but in the past 5+ years, with the advent of Rivals.com and it's ilk, it has become a staple of your average college football fan's diet as well.
The level of interest is of such magnitude, that many, IMO, aren't satiated by the annual rite known as "signing day" anymore. Granted, we all hold day-to-day, year-long vigils over our team's efforts. However, that once per annum crescendo fades far to quickly to meet today's need-to-know-24/7 mentality. Call it akin to mastering the latest Madden or NCAA 2010 version after one week.
What changes can be made to improve upon the current system. Aside from watching & waiting, how can it be more like, say fantasy football, where each week begins anew?
Here's a few ideas, feel free to add to them:
1) Create an early signing day. It would help kids who don't want to have to deal with recruiting during their senior season, and lock down recruits for coaches.
2) Create a national "decommit" day. If you give a verbal, you're frozen, no official visits, no switches, until that date. On that date (maybe right at the end of the HS football season), you must "announce" your decommit and then are free to take visits, change your commitment etc.
Both would create more relevant dates to watch for throughout the year.