Signing Day


By: Scott Abell
Head Football Coach

The first of February is an exciting time for college football fans everywhere.  February 6th is national signing day.  This is the day that Division I programs have their committed recruits sign their national letter of intent.

For us at Washington and Lee, this is also an exciting time.  Each year near the end of January we can really begin to see what our next year’s recruiting class will look like.  Early decisions have wrapped up and we typically will have two thirds of our incoming class looking forward to becoming a General.  I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and thank my staff.  Recruiting is a never-ending job and I could not ask for a better group of coaches to represent the university and the football program.

When we started this process last February for the 2013 recruiting class we began with roughly 800 names to investigate.  As we look at recruits we evaluate three areas, academics, character and football.   I am pleased to say that we feel like we have landed some great student athletes and we are excited to see this group come to campus.

For my family and I, this signing date was special as we watched our son Porter sign his national letter of intent to play football at the University of Richmond.  We are very blessed that he has this opportunity and so proud of how hard he has worked to make this day a possibility.

As it is said so often it is never too early to look ahead to next year.  Now that a good portion of our class has been admitted and decided to make Washington and Lee their home, we can look ahead with excitement and optimism.   To our 2013 class welcome, we look forward to you being a part of our family and to the staff thank you for all the hard work bringing them here.  Go Generals!


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