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Early signing day draws a crowd but at least one opted to keep looking

By Star Tribune staff, 12/20/17, 2:45PM CST

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The first day of an early signing period brought out the pens and smiles at several schools. But a late flurry of interest has Elk River's Ronald Audette reopening his search.


Rosemount's Jacob Smith was all smiles as he posed for pictures surrounded by his family after he signed to play football for Brigham Young University during a ceremony Wednesday at his high school. Photo: ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com

Wednesday was the first day of a new three-day early signing period for college football. 

At Rosemount High School, a trio of linemen signed letters of intent, with Jacob Smith heading to the Gophers and two others to South Dakota State. Read David La Vaque's account.

Over at Woodbury, David Alston made it official:  Nebraska. Jim Paulsen has the report.

Remember Mitchell Kartes of St. Michael-Albertvile, who was having a huge year before a knee injury brought it to an end? He's signed at North Dakota State. Heather Rule's story here.

That's where Elk River lineman planned to sign as well, until a number of big schools showed late interest. Read Jim Paulsen's story.

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