National Signing Day is in the books, and outside of a few exceptions, the 2021 recruiting cycle has come to a close. Many of the top programs in the country will hold a scholarship for whenever No. 1 overall prospect J.T. Tuimoloau decides to sign — currently it’s believed the five-star defensive lineman from Washington could stretch the process into April — but most coaching staffs have already turned their attention to 2022 and beyond.
It’s that importance of stacking strong recruiting classes in successive years that sparks our annual exercise breaking down the average class rankings over a five-year