We are exactly a week away from National Signing Day, the first date for which track and field athletes across the United States can officially sign with NCAA programs.
The National Letter of Intent period opens on Nov. 8 and will remain open until Aug. 1, 2024.
National Signing Day remains a significant marker for athletes in track and field, as programs tend to sign top-notch recruits over that first week and lock in scholarship offers.
Over the last several months we've been logging and tracking commitments from across the U.S.
But many athletes are saving their promises for that fateful day on Nov. 8.
MileSplit will have expansive coverage of signing day over the next week.
Below, you will find some of our best content and stories over the last year, many of which tracked the recruiting landscape nationally.
If you are ranked on our top 50 recruits in the Class of 2024 and would like to be featured on our Instagram, please send us a pre-recorded vertical video of your commitment (before Nov. 8) or signing (on or after Nov. 8) at email@example.com.
Note: You can search for college commitments by typing in the 'Search for a College' bar and entering your program of choice.
TOP 50 GIRLS COMMITMENTS TRACKED OVER THE FALL
|5||Allison Ince||Normal Community||IL||Mid-Distance||Oregon|
|13||Laila Campbell||Spring Grove||PA||Sprints||LSU|
|18||Bethany Michalak||Air Academy||CO||Distance||NC State|
|19||Nicki Southerland||Delta||IN||Distance||Notre Dame|
|22||Payton Godsey||Oaks Christian||CA||Distance||NAU|
|24||Samantha Humphries||Flower Mound||TX||Distance||Oregon|
|25||Nicole Humphries||Flower Mound||TX||Distance||Oregon|
|26||Isabel Allori||Liberty Common||CO||Distance||Notre Dame|
|27||Kailey Littlefield||Lucas Lovejoy||TX||Mid-Distance||Oklahoma State|
|40||Sophia Curtis||Ocean City||NJ||Jumps||Virginia Tech|
|41||Hadley Lucas||Bloomington North||IN||Throws||Wisconsin|
|44||Peyton Hollis||Union Catholic||NJ||Mid-Distance||Duke|
TOP 50 BOYS COMMITMENTS TRACKED OVER THE FALL
|2||Gatlin Bair||Burley||ID||Sprints||Boise State|
|3||Daniel Simmons||American Fork||UT||Distance||BYU|
|4||Jelani Watkins||Klein Forest||TX||Sprints||LSU|
|8||Clay Shively||Wichita Trinity||KS||Distance||NAU|
|9||Ernest Campbell||Texas A&M||TX||Sprints||Texas A&M|
|12||Tyler Matthews||Red Mountain||AZ||Distance||BYU|
|20||Jason Parra||Millikan||CA||Distance||Notre Dame|
|26||Mason Dossett||Ridge Point||TX||Hurdles||Baylor|
|28||Patrick Hilby||Aurora Central||IL||Mid-Distance||Wisconsin|
|31||Luke Himes||Heritage Christian||IN||Throws||Notre Dame|
|32||Seth Norder||Grand Haven||MI||Distance||Michigan State|
|33||Landon Heemeyer||Rocky Mountain||ID||Distance||BYU|
|35||Neil Howard||Taconic Hills||NY||Jumps||Michigan|
|40||Jack Meier||West Salem||OR||Distance||Wake Forest|
|48||Byron Grevious||Phillips Exeter Academy||NH||Distance||Stanford|
RECRUITING SERIES PAGES
Friday, Nov. 1:
Mia Brahe-Pedersen's Commitment -- Link
Monday, Nov. 6:
Maira Scott Becomes A National Star (And Recruit) -- Link
Essential tips for understanding the recruiting game -- Link
Shamar Heard commits to Tennessee -- Link
Tuesday, Nov. 7:
How Football And Track Have Meshed In 2024 To Create Power Recruits -- Link
Behind Ella McRitchie's quick rise in the pole vault -- Link
Top 25 recruit Allie Zealand has committed to Liberty University -- Link
Wednesday, Nov. 8:
Christian Miller's Commitment
Maira Scott's Commitment
On The Line: Our National Signing Day show
The Numbers Behind The ACC, Its Programs & How Much They Spend
If you would like to be featured by MileSplit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SIGNING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE
SIGNINGS LIVE ON @MILESPLIT IG/PODCAST
On The Line Podcast:
Christian Miller, St. Johns Creekside (FL), 6:30 p.m. EST
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
Coming Next Week -- A look into the spending of ACC track and field programs
MORE ON SEC TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING
While no one would compare the state of track and field spending to NCAA football teams -- an Athletic report in 2022 revealed that Texas had spent $280,000 on one weekend to nab coveted No. 1 recruit Arch Manning -- there is no doubt that track and field leaders are spending money, and much of it is not inconsequential.
SEC BUDGET YEAR: 2021-2022
|LSU||No Data||No Data||$220,500|
|Georgia||No Data||No Data||$220,000|
|South Carolina||No Data||No Data||$165,000|
|Vanderbilt||No Data||No Data||ND|
MileSplit also obtained the recruiting budgets of Texas and Oklahoma, two programs set to enter the SEC after the 2023-2024 academic year, along with Oregon (a perennial track power) and Louisville (an ACC program competing in a top conference), a program who we focused on briefly in this story.
BUDGET YEAR: 2021-2022
ATHLETES ON THE CUSP
"She dreams big," Christian Brahe-Pedersen said of his daughter, Mia Brahe-Pedersen, who dreams of becoming the fastest woman alive someday. "What accomplished sprinter out there doesn't think about becoming the very best? Mia is no different from that. She dreams about becoming the greatest sprinter in the world. And not just now, but in history. She looks at FloJo's records. She believes she can do it."
RETURNING SENIOR RANKINGS (SEASON-BEST TIMES):
THE TOP 50 BOYS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2024 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 8
Current No. 1: Christian Miller, Creekside (FL)
THE TOP 50 GIRLS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2024 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 8
Current No. 1: Mia Brahe Pedersen, Lake Oswego (OR)
THE TOP 50 BOYS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2025 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 9
Current No. 1: Sidi Njie, Atlanta Westlake (GA)
THE TOP 50 GIRLS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2025 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 9
Current No. 1: Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA)
THE TOP 50 BOYS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2026 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 10
Current No. 1: Quincy Wilson, Bullis School (MD)
THE TOP 50 GIRLS RECRUITS IN THE CLASS OF 2026 -- NEW RELEASE, Nov. 10
Current No. 1: Skyler Franklin, Western (FL)