With college football's early signing period here and gone for the 2021 cycle, and only 23 ESPN 300 recruits still uncommitted, it's time to look ahead to the next class.
The 2022 recruits have been waiting in the wings for their time in the spotlight, and as we start to turn the page on 2021, there is already plenty to focus on with this upcoming cycle.
Despite restrictions due to COVID-19, a few programs are already off to a fast start on the recruiting trail. The No. 1-ranked recruit has already committed, decommitted and made another commitment to a new school. And some of the top prospects in the class are starting to narrow their top lists.
Here are five storylines to watch with the 2022 class: