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National Signing Day: Overachievers and underachievers in the 2021 class – 247Sports

Wednesday, Feb. 3 is National Signing Day. While some high-profile prospects will let the world know where they are headed, most class of 2021 recruits finalized things with the school of their choice during the Early Signing Period back in December.

Alabama is expected to finish the 2021 recruiting with the best class ever as Nick Saban’s group could score north of 325 points on the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. Right behind them in the rankings is Ohio State, who just played the Crimson Tide for a national title. Coming in at No. 3 is Georgia, who signed the No. 1 class in 2020. Sitting at No. 4 is LSU with Clemson one spot behind them at No. 5 in the rankings.

It’s not surprising to see those five college football powers out in front this cycle when it comes to rankings as oftentimes the best kids want to play for the best programs. That’s why we at 247Sports wanted to highlight something else as we close the door on the class of 2021 – overachievers and underachievers.

These are the schools that either exceed expectations during a recruiting cycle like no other or fell short of what their fanbase expects. All rankings are via the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings and current as of time of publication on Tuesday afternoon.

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