College Football Recruitment: National Signing Day 2022 Schedule, Key Announcement Times, Predictions, Tips

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The early contract signing period for the 2023 college football recruitment cycle begins Wednesday, and with the majority of the Top247 prospects having already made their decisions, all eyes will be on the remaining valuable recruits who have yet to announce their goals. Nine players are scheduled to announce on day one of Wednesday’s early signing phase, with three interested parties doing so live on 247Sports.

There are four coveted five-star prospects making their much-anticipated choices on Wednesday, three of which are from the South and one from the West Coast.

When will these recruits announce live? And what other top prospects will make their college choices official on day one of the early signing phase? Below is a look at the top signings set to take place on Wednesday, along with the likely landing spots as per 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

Join us for Signing Day Live on the 247Sports YouTube channel on Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00am ET (starting at 11:00am on CBS Sports HQ) as our 247Sports experts discuss all the ins and outs report early in the contract period. From live signings to updated class leaderboards and everything in between, Signing Day Live is your one-stop destination for live coverage as the nation’s top programs sign the Class of 2023.

The Announcements

All times Eastern and approx; specific times will be updated as they become available

  • 12 p.m. – Five Star EDGE Damien Wilson: Georgia and Ohio State meet in the Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Eve, but the two currently face off against the edge-rusher Florida. Can the Buckeyes get the early win or will the Bulldogs pull off another win in a state that has always served them well? 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction: State of Ohio
  • 12 p.m. — Five Star DL JamesSmith: It’s a big SEC fight for the Yellowhammer State defenseman. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida are all in contention for Smith’s signature, but the Crimson Tide has had the last official visit. Crystal Ball: Alabama
  • 12 p.m. – Five Star EDGE Qua Russaw: The Tide also earned Russaw’s final visit and would like to keep the in-state prospectus, as did Smith. But like Smith, Auburn, Florida and Georgia are also threatened. Crystal Ball: Alabama
  • 1pm – Four-star CB Amare Snowden (live on 247Sports): Finalists for Snowden include Wisconsin, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Colorado, and all but the Mountaineers have a new coach. Could Luke Fickell beat his former school and Coach Prime, or will the West Virginia staff that’s been chasing him for a while snap Snowden? Crystal Ball: Wisconsin
  • 2pm – Four Star ATH tease micah: The long-standing Arkansas commit was overturned by the Razorbacks earlier this week, and all signs point to Jimbo Fisher flipping it. However, Colorado and Coach Prime also made a late offer. Crystal Ball: Texas A&M
  • 2pm – Five Star EDGE Matayo Uiagalelei: The West’s most intriguing recruitment of this entire cycle concludes on Wednesday when the five-star makes his decision. Hometown USC has been battling with Oregon and Ohio State for its signature, and this one is so close — even for the 247Sports crystal ball. Crystal Ball: N/A
  • 2pm – Four Star CB Damari Brown: Miami vs. Alabama. Cristobal versus the coach for whom he was the 247Sports National Recruiter of the Year. Can Alabama go to the Sunshine State and grab a coveted defender like they’ve done so many times before? Or can Cristobal continue his recruiting run and keep Brown in state? Crystal Ball: Miami (50%), Alabama (50%)
  • 2pm – Four Star CB Jyaire Hill: The state’s No. 2 team, Michigan, is in a great location for Hill. Illinois was in a good place for Hill before losing defensive coordinator Ryan Walters to Purdue, so now the Wolverines are in prime position. Crystal Ball: Michigan
  • 4pm – Four Star EDGE Tausili Akana (live on 247Sports): Akana has been busy visiting Louisville and Colorado this weekend while LSU and Texas A&M battle Texas and Oklahoma to land him. His sister just won the NCAA volleyball title with the ‘Horns’ on Saturday, but it’s their Red River rivals who are in prime position. Crystal Ball: Oklahoma

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