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Most recruits still use that anachronism, the fax machine, to send their letters of intent to schools on signing day. But at least some schools have moved into the digital age.
Georgia Tech spokesman Dean Buchan, in a message posted to his Twitter account, said recruits could take a picture of their letter of intent and then email the image to their school of choice.
"We've had a couple of those today," Buchan said Wednesday morning.
UCLA announced that its recruits had the option of signing letters of intent using a computer or mobile device. Through the SignNow application, recruits and their parents can use a mouse or touch screen to draw their signatures and a final copy is sent to the family and school via email.
"Once the NCAA approved electronic signatures for (letters of intent), it was an easy decision to partner with SignNow," UCLA associate athletic director for compliance Matt Elliott said in a statement.
"The technology provides accurate time stamps and ensures that we receive the signed contracts as soon as they are executed."
Rivals site crashes: The biggest recruiting day of the year apparently was too much for Rivals.com's computer servers.
The website, which boasts the most subscribers of any recruiting website, was inaccessible as of about 10:15 a.m. An attempt to access the site returned a page that displayed computer code.
A website that tests the accessibility of other websites confirmed that Rivals.com was down.
Things eventually improved, and Rivals was accessible.