In our piece, On the Clock, we listed 6 programs that one of our readers accused of oversigning:
On The Clock - Numbers for 2006 - 2010
As we mentioned in the previous post, we have not investigated every single school to determine if they have oversigned or not (we've investigated a handful, but not all of them). Investigating oversigning is a time consuming process, which is why we are trying to engage readers and encourage them to help with the process of investigating oversigning. If you still don't understand how to determine if a team oversigned or not, or if you are a new reader and want to learn more about oversigning, we suggest that you check out our About, Definitions, and Recruiting Budget pages which will provide all the background information you need to understand and investigate oversigning.
Back to the Clock. We had a reader help us get to the bottom of Texas A & M's numbers, and then this morning we had a reader post a link to an article about LSU linebacker Kyle Prater transferring to Rice.
Update on LSU’s oversigning.
They just had a LB transfer…
They are now down to 90 players on ’ship, still 5 over the limit.
We need to be clear about something, we don't know yet if LSU is truly that far over the limit or over the limit at all. We need to review last year's roster at the end of the season, determine how many slots they had open on National Signing Day, and then compare that to the number of players they signed. We do know they signed 105 players in the last 4 years, including 29 last year, but as we have mentioned, those are very, very high numbers but that doesn't always mean they are guilty of oversigning.
Hopefully we'll have a few LSU fans help us out with the numbers and see if we can get to the bottom of this for LSU. Remember, we need to know how many scholarship players were on the roster at the end of last year, how many graduated or exhausted their eligibility, and how many left early for the NFL by the January 15th deadline.