2022 National Signing Day coverage

2022 National Signing Day coverage
by TopDrawerSoccer
February 2, 2022

It’s time for the class of 2022 to sign on the dotted line this week, as National Signing Day officially opens the window for this year’s seniors.

TDS will be covering all the action, in partnership with IMG Academy, starting on November 10. It will stretch into the new year as transfers, international signings and late commitments come into consideration.

Be sure to bookmark this page, where live coverage will be available throughout the day starting on Wednesday.

If you’d like to get involved and have photos to share for this year’s photo gallery, please submit any photos to editor@topdrawersoccer.comPhotos can also be submitted via the TDS Twitter account or Instagram.

2022 National Signing Day Links

2022 Women's DI Recruiting Class Rankings | 2022 Men's DI Recruiting Class Rankings

2022 Boys IMG Academy Player Rankings | 2022 Girls IMG Academy Player Rankings

2022 National Signing Day Photo Gallery | Women's Recruiting Class Announcements 

Men's Recruiting Class Announcements

Signing Day Live Coverage

November 10

9 a.m. -- It's the start of the business day on the East Coast, and things are sure to get started soon. In the meantime, fans of DI women's soccer can check out our bracket analysis of this year's draw. Girls Academy League side TSJ FC Virginia has gotten things started. Check out their full list of commitments for 2022.

9:30 a.m. -- A pair of DI women's soccer programs that didn't make the NCAA tournament have started unveiling their classes. Michigan State and Pittsburgh both had solid fall seasons and are bringing in some intriguing talent that should continue their improvement next season. Check out their Twitter accounts for the full details.

9:37 a.m. -- Another club that prepped beforehand, Houston Dash Youth Soccer is sending 20 players to college. The full list is available right here.

9:50 a.m. -- This year's photo gallery is now up and running. Make sure to submit yours to editor@topdrawersoccer.com.

10:05 a.m. -- More announcements are rolling in. That includes the No. 17 ranked player from the class, Mackenzie Gress, who is heading to Penn State.

10:30 a.m. -- A huge game is this week for South Carolina, facing North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Gamecocks kicked off the class of 2022 announcement on Twitter by confirming the addition of Dru Drake.

11:15 a.m. -- Don't forget to get involved in the 2021 TDS Bracket Challenge for the DI women's soccer tournament. Deadline is Friday at 3 p.m. Lots more announcements are coming in, though still waiting on the first press releases. Florida has started a nifty thread to celebrate its signees.

11:20 a.m. -- Signing Day revelations are rare, though do happen. Clemson announced the addition of Terry Watson, a local Boys ECNL standout. Can he go on to establish himself as a regular at the ACC power?

11:45 a.m. -- Poised to bring in a solid class after finishing the 2021 season well, Oklahoma has started to unveil its additions for 2022. Marianne Baltmanis got things started earlier today.

12:15 p.m. -- It's appreciated to see BYU cut to the chase. Here is their eight additions for the class of 2022 as the national seed looks to make a run in the NCAA tournament starting this weekend.

12:30 p.m. -- Congrats to another club from Virginia, as Virginia Development Academy sent in their 2022 grads in the nifty graphic below. It's from the Girls ECNL 03/04 squad.

VDA

12:35 p.m. -- Speaking of big graphics from clubs, Solar SC has a long, long list of players heading to play college soccer from its boys and girls teams.

1 p.m. -- Injuries have limited High Point after a stellar spring season. But the Panthers are set to bring in a solid class in 2022 once again. If you're looking for an under-the-radar player to know, remember the name Jefferson Amaya, a top player at Charlotte Independence in the Boys ECNL. Amaya was confirmed as a 2022 signee today.

1:20 p.m. -- Already with one of the top goalkeepers in the country on the roster in Angelina Anderson, California announced the signing of So Cal Blues standout Teagan Wy, the No. 18 ranked player in the class of 2022.

2:30 p.m. -- A handful of programs continue to put out official announcements, with women's programs like Missouri State, Michigan State and Syracuse dropping releases already.

2:40 p.m. -- Earlier in the morning, Penn State confirmed the addition of Amelia White, the No. 2 player in the class. No. 1 recruit Elise Evans is based on the West Coast, so she'll be signing her NLI to Stanford shortly.

2:45 p.m. -- International additions are usually a bit more sparse on Signing Day, though players heading from Canada to NCAA programs pop up. Vancouver Whitecaps standout Andrea Kraetzer is heading from British Columbia to Arizona State, where she'll play in the Pac-12.

3 p.m. -- One of the highest-ranked players from the 2022 Boys IMG Academy Player Rankings to have an official announcement put out is Wyatt Borso, who checks in at No. 49. He'll head to Notre Dame in the fall, as the ACC side has lined up another Top 10 class at the moment. Borso will be key if Jack Lynn leaves school after this fall.

3:40 p.m. -- It was another challenging season in the ACC for Boston College. Another solid recruiting class is lined up so far, at No. 20 in the most recent recruiting class rankings. The program confirmed the additions of six players on Signing Day.

4 p.m. -- There was an international addition made by UCF today. Watson heads to Central Florida from Manchester United's Academy and the England youth setup.

6:30 p.m. -- Currently the No. 1 recruiting class, UCLA started to confirm 2022 additions, announcing America Frias, Ellie Walbruch and Ally Lemos so far. Keep tabs on their Twitter account for the latest.

7:15 p.m. -- After bringing in a top class in 2021, Texas announced that six players are set to join the program next year.

7:45 p.m. -- One of the top boys clubs on the East Coast, Baltimore Armour is sending players to several major DI programs.

baltimore armour signing day

8 p.m. -- No. 6 recruit Juliauna Hayward is heading to Colorado, the program confirmed in the last 30 minutes. It's a big boost for the Pac-12 side, nabbing the state's top player in the class of 2022.

November 11

7:30 a.m. -- More news trickled in last night. Ohio club Internationals SC submitted their list of 2022 commitments from the girls program below.

internationals SC

8:15 a.m. -- Tarleton State is joining Division I in women's soccer next year, and the Texas school announced 16 newcomers for the class of 2022. It's not too late to submit your photos either. Send them to editor@topdrawersoccer.com, and check out the updated photo gallery.

8 p.m. -- There's the No. 1 ranked player, Elise Evans, announced on the Stanford Twitter feed. It's also the first member of the Stanford class to be announced, as a class with a very local feel heads to the Farm. More updates to come tomorrow.

November 12

9 a.m. -- One of the fallouts from the pandemic and the lack of soccer could be a slight rise in pro academy players getting to play college soccer. With teams in MLS and USL looking to save on costs, some development teams were shuttered. Keep an eye on Wake Forest's class in men's soccer, as they've already announced players from the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union academies.

12 p.m. -- Sticking in the ACC, Clemson announced nine additions for the class of 2022. It's an extremely impressive group at this stage, with standouts like James Kelly and Nathan Richmond bolstering a team that has lofty ambitions on a yearly basis.

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