Despite the NCAA enacting a dead period amid the COVID-19 pandemic since last March, meaning recruits haven't been able to take official visits, recruiting has gone on as normal. The early signing period in December came and went, and now the regular signing period takes place.
Wednesday is the first day high school recruits can sign their national letters of intent to lock them into the colleges of their choice during the late signing period.
Most ESPN 300 prospects put the pen to paper during December's early period. Of the top 300 prospects, 10 of them are committed but did not sign, and 11 are uncommitted and unsigned.
We will keep you updated with news, analysis, highlights, updated class rankings and more throughout the next few days.
Updated class rankings
We'll be updating our class rankings throughout the day, so stay tuned to see how the latest signings affect your team.
From Minnesota to Oregon
Cornerback Avante Dickerson, the No. 49-ranked prospect overall in the Class of 2021, is headed to Oregon. His signing comes several weeks after he decommitted from Minnesota during December's early signing period.
Lane Train keeps rolling
Coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss landed their seventh ESPN 300 prospect this cycle with a commitment from defensive tackle Tywone Malone, who at No. 45 is their highest-ranked signee in 2021.
Trojans continue strong recruiting rebuild
USC finished outside the top 50 in the 2020 recruiting cycle but have a top-10 class this year. And that came before four-star linebacker Raesjon Davis, who previously decommitted from LSU, signed with the Trojans on Wednesday.
Flip in the Wolverine State
Four-star defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny was committed to Michigan State in November, but on Wednesday decided to flip his pledge to rival Michigan.
L.J. to A&M
Texas A&M was in a recruiting battle with Texas for running back L.J. Johnson, but the Aggies came out on top, signing the No. 86-ranked senior.
Top-100 wideout heads to FSU
Florida State landed its first top-100 prospect of the 2021 class in wide receiver Destyn Hill.
Kentucky lands No. 5 ILB
Kentucky signed Trevin Wallace, the No. 216-ranked prospect overall, as a linebacker, but his film also shows him as a reliable running back.
Player rankings, guides and more stories to read
- The ESPN 300: We rank the top 300 college football prospects in the country.
- From which prospects are still available to the coaching carousel's impact, we haveeverything you need to know for February's signing day
- Which teams won and which teams missed out during the early signing period?
- How has the recruiting landscape changed amid the coronavirus pandemic?
- What is it like to be an uncommitted college football recruit during COVID?
- The ESPN Jr. 300: Who are the top college football recruits for the next recruiting cycle?
- What storylines do you need to be aware of for next year's recruiting class?
- Five key names for the class of 2023: Arch Manning, nephew of Peyton and Eli, will be one of the most sought-after quarterbacks in the ESPN 300 era.
- We ranked the best No. 1 recruiting classes over the past 15 years.
OSU continuing strong recruiting under Day
Tom VanHaaren examines the Buckeyes' successful recruiting efforts under Ryan Day, including landing Jack Sawyer and TreVeyon Henderson.
DT Tywone Malone commits to Ole Miss
The 45th-ranked player in ESPN's 300 Tywone Malone, out of Bergen Catholic (N.J.), commits to Ole Miss.