While most of the heavy lifting was done during the early signing period, National Signing Day has almost entirely ended the 2021 recruiting cycle.

The nation's No. 4 prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, remains unsigned, but virtually every other top recruit has decided where to play college football.

Here are the top takeaways from the cycle.

Alabama train isn't slowing down

Nick Saban once again proved he's the GOAT both on and off the field with an incredible showing in the 2021 class. The legendary head coach delivered the top-ranked recruiting class to Alabama for the seventh time since 2007. Astonishingly, he's hauled in the top class in half the years he's been with the Crimson Tide. Alabama was relatively quiet on National Signing Day, but that's simply because it secured its class heading into the final 24 hours. The Crimson Tide landed a whopping 13 players in the top 100, with three 5-stars leading the way.

Fresh off winning the Joe Moore Award for the nation's top offensive line unit, Alabama captured perhaps the greatest recruiting class ever at that position group.

No. 1 OT - Tommy Brockermeyer

No. 2 OT - JC Latham

No. 8 OT - Terrance Ferguson

No. 3 OG - Jaeden Roberts

No. 1 OC - James Brockermeyer

There's no sign of a letup for Saint Nick and Alabama as the bench boss approaches his 70th birthday in October.

Pac-12 returning to relevance

The Pac-12 may be struggling to maintain national relevance in terms of the College Football Playoff, but Oregon and USC showed during this cycle that they can compete with the country's biggest programs when it comes to recruiting.