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Here is everything you need to know about National Class Signing Day of 2021. The following content applies to high schools in the Dallas area.

The Dallas Morning News also reported the last two days of early signing.

November: List of athletes and all of our coverage.

December: List of athletes and all of our coverage.

February 3rd, signature day

A full list of the signatories

Greg Riddle of the Dallas Morning News has compiled a list of hundreds of athletes who have signed their national letters of intent. The full list can be found here or at the link below.

The top 50 recruits of 2022

Quinn Ewers, Southlake junior quarterback, poses for a photo at Southlake High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Ewers is the No. 1 recruit in the country for the 2022 class and is committed to the state of Ohio.  (Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)Quinn Ewers, Southlake junior quarterback, poses for a photo at Southlake High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Ewers is the No. 1 recruit in the country for the 2022 class and is committed to the state of Ohio. (Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)(Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)

You can find the top 50 news here. The list can be sorted by school, position and university that each player has signed or committed.

The top 100 recruits of 2021

Top three recruits in the Dallas area for the 2021 class. Clockwise from top: Tommy Brockermeyer, Fort Worth All Saints offensive lineman, Ja'Tavion Sanders, Denton Ryan athlete, and Garland Lakeview Centennial, who runs back Camar Wheaton .Top three recruits in the Dallas area for the 2021 class. Clockwise from top: Tommy Brockermeyer, Fort Worth All Saints offensive lineman, Ja’Tavion Sanders, Denton Ryan athlete, and Garland Lakeview Centennial, who runs back Camar Wheaton .(John Hancock)

You can find the top 100 news here. The list can be sorted by school, position and university that each player has signed or committed.

Stories from February 3rd

Extensive features that absolutely must be read

Insanity, quick fixes and a sliding scale: How the transfer portal is profoundly changing high school recruitment

FBS teams have started saving scholarships for the large number of players entering the NCAA transfer portal. The portal has evolved into the college version of the free agency as trainers – especially those whose job may be at risk – are looking for a quick fix to create a “win-now” roster.

Non-FBS colleges will get more talented recruits, but high school coaches are frustrated with the lack of offerings for their athletes. “This year is the toughest recruiting year I’ve ever seen. When it affects most of the seniors in America who aren’t in the ESPN Top 300, “said Anthony Criss, Arlington coach Sam Houston.

According to the NCAA, 2,910 soccer players – both scholars and non-scholars – had entered the transfer portal by January 27th. Among them were 1,554 players at the FBS level, although the NCAA stated that a high percentage of walk-ons entered the portal looking for a school that can offer a scholarship.

“One hundred percent negative impact,” said Rockwall-Heath coach Mike Spradlin. “The portal is changing the recruiting landscape dramatically.

“Many trainers have told us that they have received or are holding back a certain number of scholarships to see what is displayed on the portal. We have players who had DI offers and those offers were taken off the table after the early day of signing [in December]. ”

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Argyle quarterback CJ Rogers (12) tries to evade the pursuit of Lindale defenders Christian King (35) and Jaret Allen (24) in the second quarter.  The two teams played their Class 4A Division 1 football match on December 18, 2020 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Given the unfortunate reality of the 2021 class, recruiting coordinators for soccer programs in the Dallas area remain valuable

Originally, Cedar Hill assistant coach DJ Mann predicted that 12 of the school’s players in the 2021 class would eventually sign with Division I or Division I-AA colleges and that 13 others would sign with schools in other classifications, which the total number of Longhorns for college bound players is 25.

“Unfortunately it won’t work that way,” said Mann.

It is not for lack of effort. For the past year, and through National Signing Day on Wednesday, Man was a man face down on his phone. He’s been texting, messaging, emailing and calling college coaches all the time and campaigning for the scholarship offers he believes his players deserve.

The goal is to recruit Coordinators like Mann every year, but this year has been more difficult than most.

The COVID-19 pandemic came just before spring training and has not left. Under normal circumstances, coaches from over 150 colleges would have traveled to Cedar Hill and other schools in the Dallas area, but not this year. Instead, personal recruitment did not take place at the Division I level, and while it was allowed at other levels, it does not compare to the attention players have received over the years.

Add in the NCAA’s decision to give college athletes additional eligibility this year, and the extra attention recruiting for the jam-packed transfer portal, and the odds for high school soccer players could be at all-time lows.

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Recruiting coordinators like Cedar Hills DJ Mann (above) have become an integral part of high school soccer programs in the Dallas area, and that has never been more evident than this year.

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Content for local colleges

Baylor bears

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

TCU Horned Frogs

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

Texas A&M Aggies

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

Texas Longhorns

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

Texas Tech Red Raiders

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

University of North Texas

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 class
  • Dissolve the class in 2021

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