The fax machine for National Signing Day might soon be going the way of the dodo.
UCLA football recruits will sign their National Letters of Intent electronically on Wednesday, one of the first universities to take advantage of the technology, the school announced on Tuesday.
Bruin football will ink their electronic signature through SignNow by Barracuda, which will allow them to fill out documents via computer or mobile advice. The signatures can be drawn by using a mouse or by hand on the screen of a mobile device. Once the form is filled out by both the recruit and parent, a final copy will be sent to the family and university via email, expediting the process of receiving and verifying the letter.
“Once the NCAA approved electronic signatures for NLIs, it was an easy decision to partner with SignNow on this project,” explained UCLA Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Matt Elliott. “The technology provides accurate time stamps and ensures that we receive the signed contracts as soon as they are executed.”
It seems like a common sense application to use, given the technology available. Let’s see if other schools soon follow UCLA’s lead.
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