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NCAA football’s increasingly international flavour

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TSN Football Insider


It may be known as ‘National Signing Day’ in the U.S., but the first opportunity for football prospects to sign their NCAA letters of intent has an increasingly international flavour to it.

In Canada, it’s expected more than 20 players will sign with NCAA schools between Wednesday and Friday in what is known as the early signing period.

Meanwhile, in Berlin, Germany, a group of 13 players will gather for what could a truly international signing day, with players from seven countries expected to commit in writing to their schools.

“There are kids that are ready to go [to top programs] from Europe are good enough to go directly from their own countries,” said Brandon Collier, the founder of Berlin-based PPI Recruits, a scouting service that runs camps throughout Europe to identify players with college potential. “The development is there in........