Helping College Football Recruits Fax on National Signing Day

Friday, February 26, 2016 by The eFax Team

Top high school football recruits across the country are faced with a tough decision on National Signing Day: which NCAA College will they pick? As the deadline approaches, some players will also tackle another problem: where will they find a fax machine to fax their signed National Letter of Intent (NLI)?

As the champion of online faxing, eFax® makes it easy for college recruits to submit their NLI directly from their smartphones with a convenient free mobile fax app that lets them sign the agreement with just a swipe of the finger, then fax it directly to their chosen college.

With the eFax mobile app, recruits can fill out and sign both the paper copy and electronic copy and fax it directly from their smartphones or tablets. They can even include a custom cover sheet with a personalized message to the college they’ve selected. No printing, no scanning and most importantly, no fax machine.

eFax can also help colleges and universities receive recruits’ NLIs.  Schools with an eFax account can have incoming faxes routed directly to staff email accounts rather than to a traditional fax machine. This means the football staff won’t have to be in the office to receive a recruit’s NLI fax.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the University of Houston’s football team had three fax machines set up to handle inbound NLIs during National Signing Day in 2015. Thirteen of the 17 students who submitted an NLI that year did so by fax. As the Cougars’ head coach Tom Herman explained, “We sent [the recruits] both a paper copy that they could fax and an electronic copy that they could email. Most of the kids chose to fax it…and I don’t see that going away too soon.”

"eFax is all about making it easier for people to transmit important information when they need to, from anywhere," said Kyle Flowers, Sr. Director of Marketing at j2 Global®, the parent company of eFax. "As we head into National Signing Day, what could be more important to a college-bound football recruit than making sure their National Letter of Intent reaches the school on time? We’re proud that eFax helps students sign and send their letters right from their smartphones without ever having to print or search for a fax machine."

eFax isn’t just for college football recruits. Real estate agents, financial advisors, restaurateurs, general contractors, law firms, doctors and professionals across many industries use the eFax online fax service to send and receive faxes from their mobile device every day.

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