The players that don’t sign on National Signing Day often pay for the right to attend showcases.

Source: The Dallas News

We hear plenty of stories of the four- and five-star prospect sorting through dozens of offers, and making his college decision for the entire world to see on TV.

But what happens to the next tier of players — one level below the top prospects. The players that don’t sign on National Signing Day often pay for the right to attend showcases in March and April of their junior seasons.

The result is the spring showcase circuit, which gives a collection of coachesĀ an opportunity to round out their recruiting classes, and a swarm of players a chance to pay for one last chance to earn an offer.

“I hate to say it,” said Clay Mack, a Dallas-area trainer and one of the organizers of the event, “but it’s sort of like a meat market.”

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