Deion Sanders' hiring, Penn State's struggles and more college football recruiting storylines

Deion Sanders, the new head coach at Jackson State, has already offered scholarships to several top-50 recruits. Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire

With only a few months left before college football's early signing period rolls around in mid-December, recruiting is chugging along, full steam ahead.

Coaches have experienced challenges on the recruiting trail this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn't stopped them from building relationships and securing their targets in the Class of 2021.

As teams close in on finalizing their classes, there are a few storylines to watch, from Deion Sanders' hiring at Jackson State to the extended recruiting dead period the NCAA enacted.