Electronic letters of intent? UCLA moves away from fax machines
FEB 04, 2014 3:57p ET
Goodbye fax machines, hello the future.
UCLA is one of the first universities to allow recruits to electronically sign their letters of intent starting with National Signing Day on Wednesday.
During the first day of the 2014 signing period, recruits have the option to use SignNow by Barracuda, which allows users to fill out and sign documents via a computer or mobile device.
The process starts with UCLA e-mailing recruits their national letters of intent and scholarship contracts starting tomorrow morning. Once all is filled out and signed, a final copy via e-mail will be sent to the family and university, speeding up 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," said 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."
"UCLA Football is all about forward thinking and using new technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness," said UCLA Football Director of Player of Personnel Pat Girardi. "Signing a National Letter of Intent electronically will be cutting-edge, and we want this yearâs recruits to be able to say they are the first to ever do such a thing. Our goal is to be on the forefront of exciting technology coming down the pipeline. This is just another advancement in the Bruin Revolution."