School Soccer Signing Day Tracker 2021: Stay Updates, High Recruits, and Lessons for the Early Signing Stage

The fourth year of early college football signing brought some difficult hurdles for coaches and recruiters to overcome.

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic not only limited campus visits for aspiring recruits, but essentially eliminated any face-to-face meetings that might otherwise have taken place between players and coaches. How that will affect the result of this year’s class remains to be seen, but one thing is already clear:

Pandemic or no, college football’s top teams will do well in the 2021 recruiting class.

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Moving into the 72-hour signing phase on Wednesday, No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State have created significant distance between themselves and the rest of the pack. Teams like Georgia, Clemson and LSU will also win elite classes with legitimate aspirations of the College Football Playoffs.

That said, there are still a few battles to be won, such as Korey Foreman, the No. 1 recruit. The defensive end of the strong side seems to have limited its selection to USC and LSU. Other players, such as JT Tuimoloau (No. 3 overall), Tristan Leigh (No. 11 overall) and center-back Terrence Lewis (No. 16 overall), also remain non-binding.

Follow us as Sporting News tracks the biggest signings and signings from the early signing stage:

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College Football Signing Day Tracker 2021

(All player and team ratings reflect the 247Sports Composite ranking.)

Strong defensive ends

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Korey Foreman (# 1) 5 Stars
2. JT Tuimoloau (No. 3) 5 Stars
3. Jack Sawyer (# 4) 5 Stars Ohio State
4. Shemar Turner (No. 31) 5 Stars Texas A & M.
5. Keeshawn Silver (No. 32) 5 Stars North Carolina
6. Tunmise Adeleye (No. 37) 4 stars Texas A & M.
7. Monkell Goodwine (# 89) 4 stars Alabama
8. Tyreak Sapp (No. 96) 4 stars Florida

Offensive tackles

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. JC Latham (No. 2) 5 Stars Alabama
2. Tommy Brockermeyer (No. 5) 5 Stars Alabama
3. bitter mims (No. 7) 5 Stars Georgia
4. Tristan Leigh (No. 11) 5 Stars
5. Nolan Rucci (No. 15) 5 Stars Wisconsin
6. Kingsley Suamataia (No. 35) 4 stars Oregon
7. Landon Tengwall (No. 50) 4 stars Penn State
8. Blake Fisher (# 52) 4 stars Our lady
9. Savion Byrd (# 62) 4 stars Oklahoma
10. Micah Morris (# 63) 4 stars Georgia
11. Bram Walden (No. 82) 4 stars Oregon
12. John El-Hadi (No. 85) 4 stars Michigan
13. Reuben Fatheree (# 87) 4 stars Texas A & M.
14. Garrett Dellinger (No. 90) 4 stars LSU

Quarterbacks with a double threat

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Caleb Williams (# 6) 5 Stars Oklahoma
2. Brock Vandagriff (No. 14) 5 Stars Georgia
3. Tyler Buchner (No. 65) 4 stars Our lady
4. Jalen Milroe (No. 78) 4 stars Alabama

Weak side ends defensively

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Dallas Turner (No. 8) 5 Stars Alabama
2. Clayton Smith (No. 43) 4 stars Oklahoma
3. Dylan Brooks (# 51) 4 stars
4. Demeioun Robinson (No. 64) 4 stars Maryland
5. Jeremiah Williams (No. 73) 4 stars Florida

Broad receiver

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Emeka Egbuka (No. 9) 5 Stars Ohio State
2. Jacorey Brooks (No. 34) 5 Stars Alabama
3. Troy Franklin (# 36) 4 stars Oregon
4. Mario Williams (No. 42) 4 stars Oklahoma
5. JoJo Earle (# 48) 4 stars Alabama
6. Dont’E Thornton (No. 53) 4 stars Oregon
7. Agiye Hall (No. 56) 4 stars Alabama
8. Jayden Ballard (# 66) 4 stars Ohio State
9. Christian Leary (# 68) 4 stars Alabama
10. Deion Smith (# 70) 4 stars LSU
11. Chris Hilton (# 75) 4 stars LSU
12. Xavier Worthy (No. 76) 4 stars Michigan
13. Brian Thomas Jr. (# 79) 4 stars
14. Beaux Collins (No. 83) 4 stars Clemson
15. Marvin Harrison Jr. (# 91) 4 stars Ohio State
16. Deion Colzie (# 98) 4 stars Our lady

Defensive tackles

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Leonard Taylor (No. 10) 5 Stars Miami
2. Maason Smith (No. 18) 5 Stars LSU
3. Damon Payne (# 19) 5 Stars Alabama
4. Mike Hall (# 49) 4 stars Ohio State
5. Tywone Malone (# 61) 4 stars
6. Lee Hunter (# 80) 4 stars Auburn
7. Payton Page (No. 93) 4 stars Clemson

Pro-style quarterbacks

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Sam Huard (No. 12) 5 Stars Washington
2. JJ McCarthy (# 22) 5 Stars Michigan
3. Kyle McCord (# 25) 5 Stars Ohio State
4. Ty Thompson (No. 39) 4 stars Oregon
5. Jake Garcia (No. 46) 4 stars Miami
6. Drake Maye (# 57) 4 stars North Carolina
7. Miller Moss (No. 71) 4 stars USC
8. Garrett Nussmeier (No. 86) 4 stars LSU

Collateral

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. James Williams (No. 13) 5 Stars Miami
2. Sage Ryan (# 28) 5 Stars LSU
3. Derrick Davis Jr. (# 58) 4 stars LSU
4. Kendal Daniels (No. 100) 4 stars Texas A & M.

Inside linebacker

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Terrence Lewis (# 16) 5 Stars
2. Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (# 41) 4 stars Clemson
3. Deontae Lawson (No. 55) 4 stars Alabama
4. Ethane Calvert (No. 74) 4 stars Utah
5. Reid Carrico (No. 84) 4 stars Ohio State

Offensive guards

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Donovan Jackson (No. 17) 5 Stars Ohio State
2. Terrence Ferguson (# 54) 4 stars Alabama
3. Rocco Spindler (No. 60) 4 stars Our lady
4. Bryce Foster (# 72) 4 stars Texas A & M.
5. Dylan Fairchild (# 97) 4 stars Georgia

External linebackers

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Xavian Sorey (No. 20) 5 Stars Georgia
2. Smael Mondon (No. 29) 5 Stars Georgia
3. Barrett Carter (# 33) 5 Stars Clemson
4. Raesjon Davis (No. 45) 4 stars
5. Junior Colson (# 95) 4 stars Michigan
4. Raneiria Dillworth (No. 99) 4 stars North Carolina

athlete

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Ja’Tavion Sanders (No. 21) 5 Stars Texas
2. Billy Bowman (No. 38) 4 stars Oklahoma
3. David Daniel (# 92) 4 stars Georgia

Cornerbacks

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Ga’Quincy McKinstry (# 23) 5 Stars Alabama
2. Jason Marshall (No. 27) 5 Stars Florida
3. Jakailin Johnson (No. 47) 4 stars Ohio State
4. Jordan Hancock (# 67) 4 stars Ohio State
5. Nyland Green (No. 69) 4 stars Georgia
6. Ceyair Wright (# 77) 4 stars

Running backs

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. TreVeyon Henderson (# 24) 5 Stars Ohio State
2. Camar Wheaton (# 26) 5 Stars
3. LJ Johnson (# 40) 4 stars
4. Donovan Edwards (# 44) 4 stars Michigan
6. Armoni Goodwin (No. 94) 4 stars LSU

All-purpose back

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Will Shipley (No. 30) 5 Stars Clemson
2. Evan Pryor (# 81) 4 stars Ohio State

Tight ends

Player (overall rank) Star ranking Signed with
1. Jake Briningstool (# 59) 4 stars Clemson
2. Thomas Fidone (No. 88) 4 stars Nebraska

Top 10 2021 signing classes

Rank (conference rank) Commits 5 Stars 4 stars Points
1. Alabama (No. 1 SEC) 24 6th 14th 319.23
2. Ohio State (No. 1 Big Ten) 21 5 13th 310.39
3. Georgia (No. 2 SEC) 20th 4th 11 294.84
4. LSU (No. 3 SEC) 22nd 2 15th 293.26
5. Clemson (No. 1 ACC) 18th 2 14th 282.31
6. Oregon (No. 1 Pac-12) 21 0 16 280.77
7. Texas A&M (No. 4 SEC) 20th 1 13th 271.02
8. Notre Dame (No. 1 independent) 27 0 12th 268.93
9. Oklahoma (No. 1 Big 12) 16 1 12th 268.07
10. Florida (No. 5 SEC) 26th 1 14th 267.12

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