College football’s national signing day is here.
Despite the NCAA enacting a recruiting dead period amid the COVID-19 pandemic since March, meaning recruits haven’t been able to take official visits, the early signing period has remained firm.
The 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 fourth year in which college football has held an early signing period. Previously, the only national signing day was on the first Wednesday in February.
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.
Ohio State lands No. 1 prospect
Five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Class of 2021, officially signed with Ohio State.
West Virginia and TCU go international
Edward Vesterinen, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Helsinki, signed his letter of intent and will take the Country Roads from Finland to West Virginia.
National signing day greetings from Edward Vesterinen @vesEdward
Safe travels to @WVUfootball !
Country roads- take good care of him! #jefu #jenkkifutis #gridironfi #NationalSigningDay @BCollierPPI @PPIRecruits @AFIReview @SAJLfootball pic.twitter.com/VNwhq9M4dj
— HelsinkiRoosters1979 (@Roosters1979) December 16, 2020
Meanwhile, TCU went to Germany to land quarterback Alexander Honig.
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) December 16, 2020