The national signing period opened last week, and we saw over 250 gymnasts sign National Letters of Intent or hold ceremonial signings to reaffirm their commitment to their college programs of choice. Now that the majority of commits have signed, it’s time for our signing class rankings! We calculated these rankings with a formula that uses a gymnast’s total points from our recruit ratings system, as well as other metrics largely based on USAG level 10 scores for unrated gymnasts. The formula aimed for a balance of quality and quantity so that a class of seven gymnasts would not necessarily be ranked higher than a class of three gymnasts.
Since this is an unusual year with many deferrals due to the postponement of the Olympics, we included gymnasts who signed with their respective team last year but have deferred enrollment until 2021. However, we did not include those who signed last year but have already enrolled in their university for a redshirt freshman year (Jade Carey and Brooklyn Moors). Finally, we only included those who were either announced by their future school or whom we could confirm held ceremonial signings on or after National Signing Day. For a full list of who signed, see our tracker. For more information on each individual recruit, visit our class of 2021 database.
Article by Jenna King
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