NCAA reportedly set to enact expanded college football recruiting class size for 2022 cycle
College football recruiting is about to get a major boost across the country, at least for the time being.
The NCAA earlier this year floated a temporary plan that would allow greater flexibility for teams as far as signing recruits is concerned. The current limit of 25 players per signing class would be bumped up to as many as 32, one for each potential lost transfer from their existing roster — not to exceed 7 extra slots.
Now, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellinger, the governing body’s Football Oversight Committee has asked the change take place with immediate effect, starting with the upcoming Early Signing Period beginning Dec. 15. The rule would would be a temporary measure for the 2022 recruiting class and could be approved as soon as Oct. 5 when the NCAA’s Division 1 Council meets.
There is also the added stipulation that the slots only be used for players lost to the transfer portal and that the player who transferred maintained academic eligibility at the time of his departure.
Following the upcoming recruiting cycle, according to Dellinger, the NCAA will work toward a firmer, lasting solution.