Recruiting isn't a science.
College coaches, especially those operating in track and field, often have to look at potential when looking at prospects. Who has the most potential two years from now? What about four years from now?
How coachable are athletes? How hard do they work?
But when it comes to competing at the Division I level, there's also not much gray area. You either have the times, marks, and clearances, or you don't.
Many of the country's top athletes have already signed with their respective schools. So it led us to ask:
Which college programs have had the best recruiting success so far?
Click on the slideshow to see how we've ranked the top programs based on their current signings.
- The Top 5 Boys Recruiting Classes of the Early Signing Period
- The top 5 Girls Recruiting Classes of the Early Signing Period