National Recruiting Corner: Where Is The Class Of 2016 Headed?

Boys Sprint Signing News - 10/1

Grant Holloway, Noah Lyles, Ja'Mari Ward and Josephus Lyles at the University of Florida.

This picture is. So. Much. We're gonna break it down, left to right...

1. Grant Holloway of Grassfield, Va. is one of the most versatile track athletes in the nation. Let's give you some stats: U.S. No. 2 All-Time 60m Hurdles (7.59), defending New Balance Nationals Indoor 60m hurdles champion, 7-1 high jump PR, 25-8.75 long jump PR, 13.61 110m hurdles PR... and he is the top returner in the nation in both the long jump and 110m hurdles.

But, what you may not realize is Holloway is also a four-star wide receiver and planning to pursue both sports in college.

He says he has narrowed his college choices to the University of Florida, University of Oregon, Virginia Tech and University of Georgia.

2. Noah Lyles of T.C. Williams, Va. destroyed record books this spring in running U.S. No. 4 All-Time in the 100m (10.14) plus a wind-aided 10.07 (!), No. 3 All-Time in the 200m (20.18) to sweep the New Balance Nationals and USATF Junior Nationals. He picked up a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships 200m and silver in the 100m, making him perhaps the best sprinter in the world for his age group.

3. Ja'Mari Ward of Cahokia, Ill. developed into the nation's most dominant jumper last year. He rose to prominence at New Balance Nationals Indoors, where he swept the long and triple jumps with nation-leading marks of 25-7.25 for long and 51-7.75 for triple. He improved his triple jump best to 51-11 in the outdoor season before injury prevented him from defending his national titles.

4. Josephus Lyles of T.C. Williams, Va. is Noah's slightly younger brother. @quarter_horse22 is just that - a quarter-mile monster, racking up a personal best of 45.46 en route to placing runner-up at the IAAF World Youth Championships. Lyles is also a two-time New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion and two-time Virginia state champion.

Okay, so you can't run a 4x400m with three legs. But still, Baylor would do well with Michael Norman, Norman Grimes and Keshun Reed.

1. Michael Norman of Vista Marrieta, Ca. - 44.9 400m relay split, U.S. No. 6 All-Time 45.19 400m PR, U.S. No. 5 All-Time 20.24 200m PR

2. Norman Grimes of Canyon, Texas - 47.93 400m, 49.11 400m hurdles PR

3. Keshun Reed of Arlington Martin, Texas - 45.75 400m PR, 21.39 200m PR

Norman, who swept the California state 200m/400m in historic fashion, is also considering LSU, Houston, Texas A&M and USC. He plans to sign during the early period in November.

Grimes, the IAAF World Youth Champion and Pan-American Junior Champion for 400m hurdles, was also spotted visiting the University of Arkansas. The senior is pictured above with freshmen track athletes Brendon Rivera, Carlton Orange and Obi Igbokwe.