August 1 is the first day official scholarship offers can go out in the class of 2021 and despite the in-person recruiting shutdown due to COVID-19, programs coast to coast sent in varied graphics acknowledging top targets all over America.
Verbal offers are often exaggerated, miscommunicated and/or prematurely promoted by prospects, but the official offers now rolling in often clear the air on which programs are truly still after certain recruits. The written offers, like verbals, remain non-binding, however. The Early Signing Period, set to begin December 16, is the first opportunity to officially solidify standing for each party.
SI All-American compiled official offers throughout the Power Five ranks to lay out the variance in how certain programs spread the news digitally. Some focused on detailed, letter-style extensions while others went with clever edits featuring the prospect on the field at the next level and many went with a combination of both.
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