National Signing Day Final Tracker: Where the Top 50 recruits signed

USA Today High School Sports takes a look at where the Top 50 prospects in the class of 2021 signed.

With National Signing Day in the books, it’s time to take a look at where some of college football’s elite recruits landed.

Top recruit Korey Foreman decided to stay home and sign with USC, while J.T. Tuimoloau, the No. 3 recruit in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports’ industry-generated composite rankings, has yet to settle on a school. Other than Tuimoloau, every other top recruit signed either during the Early Signing Period or on National Signing Day Wednesday, marking the beginning of what figures to be storied college football careers.

Without further ado, here is a look at where each Top 50 recruit signed.

RELATED: J.T. Tuimoloau continues recruitment past National Signing Day

  1. Corona (Calif.) Centennial DE Korey Foreman — USC
  2. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy OT JC Latham — Alabama
  3. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic DE J.T. Tuimoloau — Unsigned
  4. Pickerington (Ohio) Pickerington North DE Jack Sawyer — Ohio State
  5. Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal OT Tommy Brockermeyer — Alabama
  6. Gonzaga (Washington D.C.) QB Caleb Williams — Oklahoma
  7. Cochran (Ga.) Bleckley County OT Amarius Mims — Georgia
  8. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas WR Dallas Turner — Alabama
  9. Steilacoom (Wash.) WR Emeka Egbuka WR — Ohio State
  10. Miami (Fla.) Miami Palmetto DT Leonard Taylor — Miami
  11. Bellevue (Wash.) Kennedy Catholic QB Sam Huard — Washington
  12. Denton (Texas) Ryan DE J’Tavion Sanders — Texas
  13. Fairfax (Va.) Robinson Secondary OT Tristan Leigh — Clemson
  14. Opa Locka (Fla.) American Heritage S James Williams — Miami
  15. Lititz (Pa.) Warwick OT Nolan Rucci — Wisconsin
  16. Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue Christian School QB Brock Vandagriff — Georgia
  17. Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry — Alabama
  18. Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal OG Donovan Jackson — Ohio State
  19. Houma (La.) Terrebonne DT Maason Smith — LSU
  20. Opa Locka (Fla.) Miami Central ILB Terrence Lewis — Maryland
  21. DeSoto (Texas) DT Shemar Turner — Texas A&M
  22. Hopewell (Va.) RB TreVeyon Henderson — Ohio State
  23. Belleville (Mich.) DT Daymon Payne — Alabama
  24. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy QB J.J. McCarthy — Michigan
  25. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy OLB Xavian Sorey — Georgia
  26. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy WR Jacorey Brooks — Alabama
  27. Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph’s Prep QB Kyle McCord — Ohio State
  28. Miami (Fla.) Miami Palmetto CB Jason Marshall — Florida
  29. Lafayette (La.) Lafayette Christian Academy S Sage Ryan — LSU
  30. Rocky Mount (N.C.) DE Keeshawn Silver — North Carolina
  31. Matthews (N.C.) Weddington RB Will Shipley — Clemson
  32. Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett OLB Barrett Carter — Clemson
  33. Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial RB Camar Wheaton — Alabama
  34. Dallas (Ga.) Paulding County OLB Smael Mondon — Georgia
  35. Orem (Utah) OT Kingsley Suamataia — Oregon
  36. Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph’s Prep OLB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. — Clemson
  37. Texarkana (Texas) Texas High DE Clayton Smith — Oklahoma
  38. Katy (Texas) Tompkins DE Tunmise Adeleye — Texas A&M
  39. Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite QB Ty Thompson — Oregon
  40. Menlo Park (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton WR Troy Franklin — Oregon
  41. West Bloomfield (Mich.) RB Donovan Edwards — Michigan
  42. Plant City (Fla.) WR Mario Williams — Oklahoma
  43. Denton (Texas) Ryan ATH Billy Bowman — Oklahoma
  44. Valrico (Fla.) Bloomingdale WR Agiye Hall — Alabama
  45. Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair RB LJ Johnson — Texas A&M
  46. Aledo (Texas) WR JoJo Earle — Alabama
  47. Loganville (Ga.) Grayson QB Jake Garcia — Miami
  48. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei OLB Raesjon Davis — USC
  49. Saint Louis (Mo.) DeSmet Jesuit CB Jakailin Johnson — Ohio State
  50. Tallahassee (Fla.) John Paul II Catholic S Terrion Arnold — Alabama

J.T. Tuimoloau continues recruitment past National Signing Day

Five-star defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau did not sign a national letter of intent on National Signing Day.

National Signing Day 2021 is in the books, but the top-remaining uncommitted recruit remains available for the taking.

Five-star Sammamish (Wash.) defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau did not sign with a school Wednesday and is expected to wait until at least April to make a decision. Tuimoloau, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports, is picking between Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, USC and Washington.

“[Tuimoloau], on the early signing period, named his final five of Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, Oregon and USC,” 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman said on The Dan Patrick Show. “So you have three Pac-12 schools relatively close to home, one being the hometown Huskies, another being Oregon which is just down the road, USC where his family is largely from Southern California, then you have the two teams playing for the National Championship. And it’s really been those two teams out in front for him, Alabama and Ohio State.”

Washington was the first school to offer Tuimoloau in early in his star-studded recruitment. The Huskies have pulled some big commitments out of their own backyard in recent years, but Ohio State seems to have a slight advantage over the field when it comes to securing Tuimoloau’s services, as his 247Sports Crystal Ball currently reads heavily in favor of the Buckeyes.

“Coach Larry Johnson and the history he has had with putting defensive lineman in the league really sticks out to me and I have always had a close relationship with Gee Scott,” Tuiomoloau said of Ohio State, per Huffman.

Wherever he winds up, Tuiomoloau will ascend to the college ranks with the chance to make an instant impact. Polished as a pass rusher and run stopper, He also possesses a high football I.Q, plays with an endless motor and is a freak athlete. All of those traits make him a prospect any coaching staff around the country would love to get their hands on.

“Powerful, athletic and nimble, with room to still add significant weight at the next level,” Huffman said in his scouting report of Tuiomoloau. “Has lined up on the edge, mixing with hand down while also standing up. Elite pass rusher, who can mix a variety of moves with pure strength to shed his blockers. Can drop into coverage against running backs, receivers and tight ends and has the athleticism and ball skills to be a force in coverage. Has even played safety.

“Could be a top tight end prospect if he focused on offense, with natural pass-catching skills, ability to track the ball and high point it and run after the catch. Also a high-major basketball player, averaging nearly a double-double in prep career. As he continues to add weight and strength, figures to be among the elite pass-rushers at the next level. Projects as an instant impact Power 5-starter and a Top Ten overall draft pick.”

RELATED: Five-star DE J.T. Tuimoloau is the top remaining unsigned 2021 recruit

National Signing Day: Top 100 DT Tywone Malone commits to Ole Miss

Four-star Bergen Catholic (N.J.) defensive tackle Tywone Malone committed to Ole Miss to play both football and baseball Wednesday.

Four-star Bergen Catholic (N.J.) defensive tackle Tywone Malone committed to Ole Miss to play both football and baseball Wednesday afternoon.

Malone picked Ole Miss over a group of finalists consisting of Florida State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC. Each school was in contact with Malone on both the football and baseball said leading up to National Signing Day, but Malone’s relationship with both Ole Miss coaching staffs won out at the end of the day.

An injury cut Malone’s senior season at Bergen Catholic, but the mammoth 6-foot-4, 305-pound defensive tackle starred as a junior, recording 54 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Malone also starred on the diamond as a first baseman for the Crusaders and will continue his baseball career in the SEC at the position.

Malone is the No. 62 recruit, No. 6 defensive tackle and top prospect in New Jersey in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports. His scouting report reads:

Big-framed defensive lineman with good height and length. Measured 34-inch arms as a sophomore and an 80-inch wingspan as a junior. Also owns college-ready mass with build to fit multiple fronts. Experience inside and on the edge vs. good high school competition. Flashes impressive strength-to-power ability as a stout bull rusher. Length and strength foster stack-and-shed ability vs. the run. Keeps his eyes forward and locates the ball well. Somewhat of a short-strider who redirects adequately relative to size. Generally quick off the ball. Strong tackler who arrives with purpose. Two-sport athlete who plans to play football and baseball in college. Pad level is adequate but can show more consistency in that department. Tools-laden defensive lineman who will need to expand move set and overall nuance. Legitimate high-major D-line prospect who could become multi-year impact starter with a real shot at reaching the NFL Draft.

National Signing Day: Top 50 RB LJ Johnson signs with Texas A&M

Top 50 Cy-Fair (Texas) running back LJ Johnson signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday afternoon.

Top 50 Cy-Fair (Texas) running back LJ Johnson signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday afternoon, bringing an end to a recruitment that featured plenty of twists and turns.

Johnson ultimately picked Texas A&M over Texas, who was perceived to be the favorite at multiple points throughout his recruitment. Johnson has already graduated from high school and intended to have a decision made during the Early Signing Period so he could enroll in the spring semester at his school of choice, but will now focus on training and preparing for his summertime arrival at Texas A&M. Johnson held a whopping 40 offers at the time of his commitment, with Georgia and LSU factoring into his recruitment alongside Texas and Texas A&M.

Johnson dominated in his senior season at Cy-Fair, earning offensive MVP honors in his district after rushing for 1,262 yards and 20 touchdowns to go along with 14 receptions for 255 yards and three scores. According to 247Sports’ Brian Perroni, he is Texas A&M’s highest-rated running back commit and first five-star tailback since it landed Trey Williams in the class of 2022.

Johnson is the No. 45 recruit, No. 4 running back and No. 9 prospect in Texas in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports. His scouting report reads:

Solidly built with naturally lower center of gravity to provide for prototypical running back stature. Combines impressive big-play ability with high-volume grind. Consistently shows good lateral foot quickness and can make defenders miss in the hole. At his best as a downhill hole-puncher with one-cut explosiveness. Run leverage is good and compounded by functional strength, particularly in the lower body. Verified top-end speed with a 4.42 40 that dates to sophomore year. Promising block-following instincts and vision. Displays consistently good contact balance with strength to run through arm tackles. Also flashes an effective stiff-arm. Rushing production noticeably dropped from junior to senior year, including yards per carry (9.4 to 7.1). Run-finishing urgency not as consistent as junior performance, but pass-catching reps ticked slightly upward. No doubt one of the nation’s top 2021 running backs. Should become a multi-year impact starter and likely possess an early-round NFL Draft ceiling.

National Signing Day: Four-star DE Davon Townley commits to Penn State

Four-star Minneapolis (Minn.) North defensive end Davon Townley committed to Penn State on Wednesday morning.

Four-star Minneapolis (Minn.) North defensive end Davon Townley committed to Penn State on 247Sports’ National Signing Day Show Wednesday morning.

Townley picked Penn State over an offer list that featured nearly 20 contenders for his services, including Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.

“Penn State is the right choice because I’ve built the strongest relationship with these coaches over time,” Townley told 247Sports’ Allen Trieu.

Townley did not play football until his junior year of high school, but quickly rose to stardom on the gridiron thanks to a 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame that allowed him to wreak havoc on defense and frequently get to opposing quarterbacks. The COVID-19 pandemic shortened Townley’s senior season, but he was still able to register 42 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks, while adding five catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns while playing tight end.

Townley is the No. 321 recruit, No. 19 strong-side defensive end and No. 3 prospect in Minnesota in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports. His scouting report reads:

Very long, but lean right now. Needs to bulk up and get stronger in college. Very good, fluid athlete. Runs well, can pursue and shows explosiveness as a basketball dunker. For being under-weight right now, he plays a physical game. Plays with attitude and intensity. Gets off the ball well and shows discipline in setting the edge. Has not fully concentrated on football yet and needs to work on technique and general polish, but upside is huge. Lower floor, but ceiling is that of a Power Five starter and potential Sunday player.

National Signing Day: Four-star DE Davon Townley commits to Penn State

Four-star Minneapolis (Minn.) North defensive end Davon Townley committed to Penn State on Wednesday morning.

Four-star Minneapolis (Minn.) North defensive end Davon Townley committed to Penn State on 247Sports’ National Signing Day Show Wednesday morning.

Townley picked Penn State over an offer list that featured nearly 20 contenders for his services, including Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.

“Penn State is the right choice because I’ve built the strongest relationship with these coaches over time,” Townley told 247Sports’ Allen Trieu.

Townley did not play football until his junior year of high school, but quickly rose to stardom on the gridiron thanks to a 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame that allowed him to wreak havoc on defense and frequently get to opposing quarterbacks. The COVID-19 pandemic shortened Townley’s senior season, but he was still able to register 42 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks, while adding five catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns while playing tight end.

Townley is the No. 321 recruit, No. 19 strong-side defensive end and No. 3 prospect in Minnesota in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports. His scouting report reads:

Very long, but lean right now. Needs to bulk up and get stronger in college. Very good, fluid athlete. Runs well, can pursue and shows explosiveness as a basketball dunker. For being under-weight right now, he plays a physical game. Plays with attitude and intensity. Gets off the ball well and shows discipline in setting the edge. Has not fully concentrated on football yet and needs to work on technique and general polish, but upside is huge. Lower floor, but ceiling is that of a Power Five starter and potential Sunday player.

Where each state’s top-ranked recruit signed during the Early Signing Period

USA Today High School Sports takes a look at where each state’s top-ranked 2021 recruit signed during the Early Signing Period.

Last month, USA Today High School Sports unveiled its top 100 football recruiting ranking for the class of 2021. With the Early Signing Period now in the books, it’s now time to take a deeper look at the crop of prospects ascending to the college ranks in the coming months and where they will be continuing their careers.

With talent spanning from the east coast to the west coast, USA Today High School Sports takes a look at where the top-ranked recruit in each state according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings signed during the Early Signing Period. With no recruits ranked in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, those states were excluded from the list.

Now, let’s get to it! Here’s where the top-ranked recruit in each state is set to play their college football.

RELATED: The Top 10 remaining unsigned 2021 recruits after the Early Signing Period

Each ACC football program’s highest-rated 2021 commit

USA Today High School Sports takes a look at each ACC football program’s highest-ranked 2021 commit.

Last month, USA Today High School Sports unveiled its top 100 football recruiting ranking for the class of 2021. With the beginning of the early signing period now only three days away, it’s now time to take a deeper look at the crop of prospects ascending to the college ranks in the coming weeks months.

After starting out with the SEC and then jumping to the Big Ten, it’s time to take a look at each ACC football program’s top-ranked 2021 commit, according to 247Sports. Let’s get right into it.

RELATED: Top 100: 2021 Recruiting Rankings

Note: List is subject to change pending the outcome of the early signing period and decisions of currently uncommitted recruits. Notre Dame is included at the bottom of this list due to its participation in the ACC this college football season.

Each Big Ten football program’s top-ranked 2021 commit

USA Today High School Sports takes a look at each Big Ten football program’s highest-ranked 2021 commit.

Last month, USA Today High School Sports unveiled its top 100 football recruiting ranking for the class of 2021. With the beginning of the early signing period now only three days away, it’s now time to take a deeper look at the crop of prospects ascending to the college ranks in the coming weeks months.

After starting out with the SEC, it’s on to the Big Ten to take a look at each of its football program’s top-ranked 2021, according to 247Sports. Let’s get right into it.

RELATED: Top 100: 2021 Recruiting Rankings

Note: List is subject to change pending the outcome of the early signing period and decisions of currently uncommitted recruits.

Each SEC football program’s highest-ranked 2021 commit

USA Today High School Sports takes a look at each SEC football program’s highest-ranked 2021 commit with the early signing period nearing.

Last month, USA Today High School Sports unveiled its top 100 football recruiting ranking for the class of 2021. With the beginning of the early signing period now only three days away, it’s now time to take a deeper look at the crop of prospects ascending to the college ranks in the coming weeks months.

And what better place to start than in college football’s best conference?

The SEC currently boasts six of the 15 best 2021 recruiting classes in the country according to 247Sports. The conference as a whole has recruited extremely well per the usual this cycle, with each class featuring at least one crown jewel.

RELATED: Top 100: 2021 Recruiting Rankings

Who are those crown jewels, though? Let’s take a look at the highest-ranked commit in each SEC program’s 2021 recruiting class.

Note: List is subject to change pending the outcome of the early signing period and decisions of currently uncommitted recruits.