The timeline most often mentioned seemed to be that P5 recruits might commit early in high school (or even 8th grade!) but there now seem to be a growing number of commits to mid-majors from HS freshman and sophomores. Similar to the reclassifying trend, this is creating a fair amount of anxiety among those of us wondering whether the time horizon for recruiting is shortening.
Is this a sign of the times (COVID) or maybe folks are getting better at figuring out early which “pond to fish in”? Should those of us with freshman just take a deep breath or is this a reason to get more aggressive earlier than anticipated?