Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended.
In fact, any programs that didn't get their quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions — at least for now.
Nineteen quarterbacks are included among the top 250 overall junior prospects, according to the composite rankings of recruiting websites compiled by 247Sports. Eleven of them already have verbally committed, more than 18 months before they'll actually begin their college careers.
"It's pretty standard now to where almost...