College Football Recruitment: 2023 National Signing Day Schedule, Key Announcement Times, Predictions, Picks


The traditional National Signing Day for the 2023 recruiting cycle takes center stage on the college football calendar this week as the first Wednesday in February has arrived. Yes, the majority of recruits ranked in the Top247 already made their college decisions when the early signing period kicked off in December, but there are still a few notable prospects to keep an eye on during the National Signing Day festivities .

There are five remaining Top247 prospects who have yet to announce their college destinations. Well, six if you count four-star QB Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida during the early signing period but was eventually released from his National Letter of Intent. However, Rashada doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to announce his next destination. Still, all eyes will be on the five other Top247 recruits who are ready for the next step in their football careers.

So when will these recruits announce live on National Signing Day? Below is a breakdown of the main pledges that will take place on Wednesday, along with the expected landing spots according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

Watch our National Signing Day show LIVE from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on the 247Sports YouTube page for pledges, analysis, and reactions. Then tune in to CBS Sports HQ for a recap of the signing day at 5 p.m

The announcements

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

  • 1:00 PM — Five Star ATH Nyckoles Harbor: The most notable non-committed candidate, Harbor visited Oregon this past weekend as the vaunted Ducks track program has kept them hopeful for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Maryland, South Carolina and Michigan are all still involved as well. Crystal Ball: South Carolina
  • 1:30 p.m. — Four-star CB Rodrick Pleasant: Pleasant, the defending California state champion in the 100m and 200m, named a final five from Boston College, California, Oregon, UCLA and USC. However, it looks like the battle for the track standout will come down to Oregon vs. USC. Crystal Ball: N/A
  • TBD — Four Star OL Chimdy Onoh: One of the most dedicated offensive linemen visited Ole Miss last weekend after a trip to Michigan State the weekend before, while Penn State got its first visit this month. He also visited Rutgers in December, as his recruiting remains quite wide open throughout the stretch. Crystal Ball: Penn State
  • TBD — Four Star TE Walker Lyons: Lyons will not be enrolling in a school until the fall of 2024, as he will begin his LDS mission in Norway next month. The one-time Stanford pledge opened things up when David Shaw stepped down, and the Cardinal is still trying to get him back into the fold. However, Utah is in a good spot with USC and Georgia remaining involved. Crystal Ball: Stanford
  • TBD — Five Star TE Duce Robinson: Georgia appears to be the team to beat here, but 247Sports’ Blair Angulo reported Monday that Robinson could wait until last Wednesday to make his decision, as the dual-sport star also has MLB aspirations. USC and Texas remain a factor here, but baseball could be the biggest threat to the Bulldogs securing the best tight end in the country. Crystal Ball: Georgia

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