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2021 College Football Signing Day Tracking – Live Updates, Top Recruits, and Classes for Early Signing Period



The fourth year of the college football early signing period added some tough hurdles for coaches and recruiters to overcome.

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic not only limited campus visits for potential recruits, but also essentially eliminated all in-person meetings that might otherwise have taken place between players and coaches. How that will affect this year’s class remains to be seen, but one thing is already apparent:

Pandemic or not, the best teams in college football will do well in the recruiting class of 2021.

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Heading into Wednesday’s 72-hour early signing period, No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State created significant distance between themselves and the rest of the group. Teams like Georgia, Clemson and LSU can also attract elite classes that have legitimate college football playoff aspirations.

Still, some battles remain to be won, as players like strong side defensive end JT Tuimoloau (No. 3 overall), running back LA Johnson (No. 40 overall) and a few other players who remain committed (but not signed) after the early signing period.

Keep going as Sporting News tracks the biggest commitments and signings:

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2021 College Football Signing Day Tracking

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

Strong side defensive end

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Korey Foreman (No. 1)5 starsUSC
2. JT Tuimoloau (No. 3)5 stars
3. Ack Sawyer (No. 4)5 starsOhio State
4. Shear Turner (No. 31)5 starsTexas Am
5. Keeshawn Silver (No. 32)5 starsNorth Carolina
6. Sunrise Adele ye (No. 37)4 starsTexas Am
7. Monk ell Goodwine (No. 89)4 starsAlabama
8. Break Sapp (No. 96)4 starsFlorida

Offensive Tackles

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. JC Latham (No. 2)5 starsAlabama
2. Tommy Brockermeyer (No. 5)5 starsAlabama
3. Bitter Mims (No. 7)5 starsGeorgia
4. Tristan Leigh (No. 11)5 starsClemson
5. Nolan Gucci (No. 15)5 starsWisconsin
6. Kingsley Sumatra (No. 35)4 starsOregon
7. Landon Bengal (No. 50)4 starsPenn State
8. Blake Fisher (No. 52)4 starsOur lady
9. Savior Byrd (No. 62)4 starsOklahoma
10. Micah Morris (No. 63)4 starsGeorgia
11. Bram Walden (No. 82)4 starsOregon
12. John El-Hadi (No. 85)4 starsMichigan
13. Reuben Fathered (No. 87)4 starsTexas Am
14. Garrett Dellinger (No. 90)4 starsLSU

Double threat quarterbacks

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Caleb Williams (No. 6)5 starsOklahoma
2. Brock Vandagriff (No. 14)5 starsGeorgia
3. Tyler Buchner (No. 65)4 starsOur lady
4. Alen Mile (No. 78)4 starsAlabama

Weak side defensive wings

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Dallas Turner (No. 8)5 starsAlabama
2. Clayton Smith (No. 43)4 starsOklahoma
3. Dylan Brooks (No. 51)4 starsTennessee
4. Remain Robinson (No. 64)4 starsMaryland
5. Jeremiah Williams (No. 73)4 starsFlorida

Wide receivers

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Emeka Kabuki (No. 9)5 starsOhio State
2. Tacoma Brooks (No. 34)5 starsAlabama
3. Troy Franklin (No. 36)4 starsOregon
4. Mario Williams (No. 42)4 starsOklahoma
5. JoJo Earle (No. 48)4 starsAlabama
6. Don’t’E Thornton (No. 53)4 starsOregon
7. Agile Hall (No. 56)4 starsAlabama
8. Hayden Ballard (No. 66)4 starsOhio State
9. Christian Leary (No. 68)4 starsAlabama
10. Dan Smith (No. 70)4 starsLSU
11. Chris Hilton (No. 75)4 starsLSU
12. Xavier Worthy (No. 76)4 starsMichigan
13. Brian Thomas Jr. (No. 79)4 stars
14. Beaux Collins (No. 83)4 starsClemson
15. Marvin Harrison Jr. (No. 91)4 starsOhio State
16. Dan Collie (No. 98)4 starsOur lady

Defensive tackles

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Leonard Taylor (No. 10)5 starsMiami
2. Mason Smith (No. 18)5 starsLSU
3. Damon Payne (No. 19)5 starsAlabama
4. Mike Hall (No. 49)4 starsOhio State
5. Tyrone Malone (No. 61)4 stars
6. Lee Hunter (No. 80)4 starsBrown
7. Payton Page (No. 93)4 starsClemson

Pro-style quarterbacks

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Sam Huard (No. 12)5 starsWashington
2. Jr McCarthy (No. 22)5 starsMichigan
3. Kyle McCord (No. 25)5 starsOhio State
4. Ty Thompson (No. 39)4 starsOregon
5. Ake Garcia (No. 46)4 starsMiami
6. Drake Maye (No. 57)4 starsNorth Carolina
7. Miller Moss (No. 71)4 starsUSC
8. Garrett Nuclear (No. 86)4 starsLSU

Security

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Ames Williams (No. 13)5 starsMiami
2. Sage Ryan (No. 28)5 starsLSU
3. Derrick Davis Jr. (No. 58)4 starsLSU
4. Kendal Daniels (No. 100)4 starsTexas Am

Internal supporters

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Terrence Lewis (No. 16)5 starsMaryland
2. Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (No. 41)4 starsClemson
3. Denote Lawson (No. 55)4 starsAlabama
4. Ethan Calvert (No. 74)4 starsUtah
5. Reid Carrico (No. 84)4 starsOhio State

Offensive guards

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Donovan Ackson (No. 17)5 starsOhio State
2. Terrence Ferguson (No. 54)4 starsAlabama
3. Rocco Spindler (No. 60)4 starsOur lady
4. Bryce Foster (No. 72)4 starsTexas Am
5. Dylan Fairchild (No. 97)4 starsGeorgia

External supporters

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Avian Sorey (No. 20)5 starsGeorgia
2. Small Mondon (No. 29)5 starsGeorgia
3. Barrett Carter (No. 33)5 starsClemson
4. Reason Davis (No. 45)4 stars
5. Junior Colson (No. 95)4 starsMichigan
4. Bavaria Millionth (No. 99)4 starsNorth Carolina

Athletes

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. A’Station Sanders (No. 21)5 starsTexas
2. Billy Bowman (No. 38)4 starsOklahoma
3. David Daniel (No. 92)4 starsGeorgia

Corner

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Ga’Quincy McKinstry (No. 23)5 starsAlabama
2. Ason Marshall (No. 27)5 starsFlorida
3. Akailin Johnson (No. 47)4 starsOhio State
4. Jordan Hancock (No. 67)4 starsOhio State
5. Nyland Green (No. 69)4 starsGeorgia
6. Care Wright (No. 77)4 stars

Corridors

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. TreVeyon Henderson (No. 24)5 starsOhio State
2. Camar Wheaton (No. 26)5 stars
3. LA Johnson (No. 40)4 stars
4. Donovan Edwards (No. 44)4 starsMichigan
6. Armonk Goodwin (No. 94)4 starsLSU

All-purpose backs

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Will Shipley (No. 30)5 starsClemson
2. Evan Pryor (No. 81)4 starsOhio State

Tight ends

Player (overall ranking)Star ratingSigned with
1. Ake Briningstool (No. 59)4 starsClemson
2. Thomas Fido ne (No. 88)4 starsNebraska

Top 10 Signature Classes of 2021

Rank (conference rank)Compromises5 stars4 starspoints
1. Alabama (No. 1 SEC)267fifteen323.66
2. Ohio State (No. 1 Big Ten)twenty-one513310.39
3. Georgia (No. 2 SEC)twenty4eleven294.84
4. Clemson (ACC No. 1)19314291.42
5. LSU (No. 3 SEC)222fifteen291.25
6. Oregon (No. 1 Pac-12)twenty-one0sixteen280.77
7. Texas Am (No. 4 SEC)221fifteen276.17
8. USC (No. 2 Pac-12)twenty-one113271.85
9. Notre Dame (No. 1 Independent)27012268.93
10. Oklahoma (No. 1 Big 12)sixteen112268.07



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