Best of national signing day 2021: Tracking top recruits, updates, analysis and more – ESPN
National signing day is here.
College football’s early signing period begins Wednesday and lasts until Friday. High school recruits are able to sign their national letters of intent to lock them into the colleges of their choice.
This is the fifth year in which college football has held an early signing period, although Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby recently said it is a possibility that the recruiting calendar reverts to its old way of having only one national signing day, on the first Wednesday in February.
Recruits this cycle had to navigate through a mandated dead period for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have also had to handle the task of navigating where they will sign amid a turbulent coaching carousel.
Safety Kamari Wilson and wide receiver Shazz Preston, both five-star prospects, are among the recruits who will announce their commitments during ESPN’s signing day special (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN App).
We will keep you updated with news, analysis, highlights, updated class rankings and more throughout the next few days.
Five-star corner Travis Hunter, ranked No. 2 overall, just flipped from Florida State to Jackson State. Deion Sanders flipped a prospect from his alma mater & is the first time FCS school will sign a 5-star prospect since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. @SportsCenter@espncfb
Texas flipped offensive linemen Kelvin Banks and Cameron Williams from Oregon this past week, and so far the Longhorns have added two more names to the flip list: four-star athlete Xavion Brice (Oklahoma) and three-star defensive end Ethan Burke (Michigan). And most recently, Texas flipped ESPN 300 DB Terrance Brooks from Ohio State, ranked No. 89 overall.
Change of plans, staying home. I would like to thank Coach Salazar, Coach Vasek, and Coach Dodge for making this happen. Looking forward to the future 🤘🏼 pic.twitter.com/Xz9UwRpb7j