College Football Recruiting: 2022 National Signing Day Schedule, Key Announcement Times, Predictions, Draft Picks

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Wednesday marks the start of the early-signing period for the 2023 college football recruiting cycle, and with most of the Top 247 prospects already decided, all eyes will be on the remaining top recruits who have yet to declare their destinations. Nine players are scheduled to be announced on the first day of Wednesday’s early signing period, three of which will be live on 247Sports.

Four coveted five-star rookies made their long-awaited selections Wednesday, three from the South and one from the West Coast.

So when will these recruits be announced live? What other top talent will officially choose college on the first day of the early signing period? Here are the top commitments scheduled for Wednesday, along with projected landing spots, as predicted by 247Sports Crystal Ball.

Join us on Wednesday December. Signing Day will be live on the 21st at 9AM ET on the 247Sports YouTube channel (starting at 11AM at CBS Sports HQ), and our 247Sports experts cover all the ins and outs of the early signing period. From field commitments to updated class rankings and everything in between, Signing Day Live will be your one-stop shop for live coverage as the nation’s top programs sign the Class of 2023.


All times are Eastern Time and approximate; exact times will be updated as they become available

  • 12 noon – 5-star EDGE Damon WilsonWASHINGTON: Georgia and Ohio State will meet in the Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve, but the two are currently locked in a tight race for the rusher from Florida State. Can the Buckeyes win early, or can the Bulldogs get another win in a state that has been working in their favor? 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction: Ohio State
  • 12 noon – five-star DL james smith: This is a big battle for the SEC against the defensive lineman from Yellowhammer State. Alabama, Auburn State, Georgia and Florida are all fighting for Smith’s signature, but the Crimson Tide make their last official visit. Crystal Ball: Alabama
  • 12 noon – 5-star EDGE Quarru saw: The Tide also earned Russaw’s last visit and hopes to remain an in-state prospect like Smith. But also like Smith, Auburn, Florida and Georgia are looming. Crystal Ball: Alabama
  • 1 p.m. – 4-star CB Amare Snowden (live on 247Sports): Snowden’s finalists include Wisconsin, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Colorado, and all but the Mountaineers have new coaches. Can Luke Fickell beat his old school and Coach Prime, or will the West Virginia staff that has served him for a while stop Snowden? Crystal Ball: Wisconsin
  • 2 p.m. – 4-star ATH Micah teases: Arkansas’ longtime commitment retired from the Razorbacks earlier this week, with all signs pointing to Jimbo Fisher flipping him. However, Colorado and Coach Prime also made delayed offers. Crystal Ball: Texas A&M University
  • 2pm – 5-star EDGE matayouya galere: The most intriguing Midwest recruit of the entire cycle wraps up on Wednesday, when the five-star player will make a decision. Hometown USC has been battling Oregon and Ohio State for his signature, and this one is so close — even for the 247Sports crystal ball. Crystal Ball: Not applicable
  • 2pm – Four Star CB Damari Brown: Miami vs. Alabama. Cristobal Versus is the coach who was the 247Sports National Recruiter of the Year. Can Alabama enter the Sunshine State and land its coveted defensive back like they have done many times before? Or can Cristobal continue his recruiting campaign and keep Brown in shape? Crystal Ball: Miami (50%), Alabama (50%)
  • 2pm – Four Star CB jair shan: No. 2 Michigan State is a good place for Hill. Illinois was a good place for Hill before losing defensive coordinator Ryan Walters to Purdue, so now the Wolverines are in the lead. Crystal Ball: Michigan State
  • 4 p.m. – Four Star EDGE Tausili Akana (Live on 247Sports): Akana is busy this weekend visiting Louisville and Colorado, while LSU and Texas A&M battle Texas and Oklahoma for him. His sister had just won the NCAA volleyball championship with the “Horns” on Saturday, but their Red River rivals were in the best position. Crystal Ball: Oklahoma

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