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National Signing Day was easy to follow on Instagram

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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…

📝💯🐘 blessed

A photo posted by VanDarius .Cowan 5🌟 (@vandariuscowan) on

Officially a Tiger 👀🐅

A video posted by Matt Bockhorst (@mattbockhorst) on

Signed sealed delivered #NSD #ALLIN #WE2DEEP17

A video posted by Hunter Johnson (@hunterphil413) on

Clemson Signee🐯💰

A video posted by AJ TERRELL™ (ATC) (@dreamchasin_8) on

Loyalty💯

A photo posted by 29/24/〽️16🌹4L Mark8:36🏈 (@djmatthews.1) on

Finally did it…GoNoles✋🏾👋🏾✋🏾.

A video posted by Khâłâń Łâbôrń (@iam4kay_) on

🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

A photo posted by 1vs🚫 (@g_xviii) on

‼️

A photo posted by 1vs🚫 (@g_xviii) on

Stamped.

A photo posted by William Poole III (@williampooleiii) on

Go Dawgs 🐾

A photo posted by William Poole III (@williampooleiii) on

Signing my Letter of Intent TODAY in the Bishop Gorman Basketball gym at 2pm Pacific Time. Don't miss it, #GoBigRed 🏴📍

A photo posted by Tyjon "T-wayne" Lindsey (@t__wayne) on

I see all this money through my Ohio State Buckeyes… @champagnepapi

A photo posted by Jeffrey Okudah III (@jokudah1) on

You would be so proud of me if you could see me right now 🙏🏾…..

A video posted by Jeffrey Okudah III (@jokudah1) on

The Family.

A photo posted by Jeffrey Okudah III (@jokudah1) on

We made it 🍊🔫

A photo posted by Tylan Wallace (@tylanw2) on

#NerdNation

A photo posted by Davis Mills (@millsions) on

#Repost @stanfordfball with @repostapp ・・・ Welcome to the family, @thestuarthead. #GoStanford

A photo posted by Stuart Head (@thestuarthead) on

‪National Signing Day🖊• The Next Chapter 🏈🐸‬

A photo posted by Jalen Reagor (@thejalenreagor) on

Dreams and Nightmares😈… #NationalSigningDay #GoBlue 〽️

A photo posted by DPJ (@dpeoplesjones) on

New Beginnings〽️🔵

A photo posted by Joshua Ross (@jross__) on

That time…❄️ #SUB

A photo posted by Benjamin St-Juste (@benj_upnext) on

OFFICIAL✅📝GO DAWGS🐺

A video posted by Salvon Ahmed (@time2takeiteassyy) on

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.

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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