National Signing Day is in the books, and this year may have been the best yet when it comes to the social networking reach the day had to offer. From recruitment videos galore, Facebook Live feeds and good old-fashioned Twitter, the commitment news has become easier than ever to follow. Another medium seeing an uptick in signing day coverage has been Instagram, the photo sharing network that continues to be on the rise thanks to its journey into expanded video options in addition to square photos with filters.
Instagram has become such a main part of the lives of kids making commitments to their college football programs, so it is only natural they would use the platform to share part of their signing day experience with their friends, family and followers. From announcement press conference photos to highlight videos to sharing works of art from the football program’s various social media production teams, there was no shortage of variety to be found on Instagram.
Here’s a sampling of the commitment news that was seen on Instagram throughout the day…
a year ago today i didn't know if i would go to college but a year later i can finally say that I will be a attending THE University of Texas. Thank you to all the people who supported me since day one and all the haters who said i wasn't good enough or smart enough. This is for my family who believed in me from the start my family that's not with me right now who are in a better place. Thank you everyone this is only the beginning i promise.. Hook Em
Schools also made use of Instagram as well by sharing their own announcements to confirm when the National Letter of Intent from each player was confirmed. Along with Twitter and Facebook, and perhaps Snapchat, having a presence on Instagram has become essential for college football programs because it continues to rise in popularity. Instagram recently took a cue from Snapchat by introducing a story feature to its platform. While I have not had the chance to dig into that aspect of the service just yet, I imagine college football programs have social media account managers all over that as well. And with live video streaming in the works, Instagram will only continue to become a go-to resource for fans of every team.
And don’t forget, No 2-Minute Warning is on Instagram.