I applied to a job posting through a recruiter. They told me they would submit my application and provide me feedback. They then fell off the map completely, and didn't respond to my follow ups.
The job is no longer posted with the original recruiter, but is now posted with a new recruiter. It has also remained posted on the company website for this entire time.
Assuming the original recruiter no longer has a contract with the employer, would I still be "locked-in" to the original recruiter? I don't know if my application was even submitted. If I did reapply would it be better to apply directly or through the new recruiter?