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National Signing Day, Feb. 1
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Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 1:14 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - College football signing day is February 1.

Athletes will have the chance to sign their letters of intent through Apr. 1 for D1 football and Aug. 1 for D2 football.

For a look at the top commitments set to take place Wednesday click here.

Watch Atlanta News First anchor Fred Kalil talk National Signing Day with Rivals’ Woody Wommack.

Here’s what you need to know:

The first signing day was held in December.

Alabama ranks No. 1 class in 2023, for the third consecutive year.

According to, Georgia has the No. 2 ranked signing class for the 2023 recruiting cycle.

Among the top targets to watch include Duce Robinson, Walker Lyons, Jamal Meriweather and Ellis Robinson.

Duce Robinson is the No. 1 tight end prospect in the country, but the Phoenix product announced he wouldn’t sign Wednesday. Robinson is a legitimate MLB prospect as well and recently held workouts with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, according to The 6-foot-6-inches and 225-pound high schooler shares a similar frame to Aaron Judge. Robinson still hopes to make a decision before the end of May. Georgia is competing with Southern California and Texas for Robinson’s talents.

Georgia was in the running for 5-star tight end Walker Lyons, who ultimately committed to Southern California.

Ellis Robinson is a 2024 recruit and a cornerback out of IMG Academy in Florida. Robinson was ranked No. 3 in the country at the position and No. 57 overall by Rivals. He chose the Dawgs over Alabama, LSU, Miami, and Colorado. Rivals’ Ryan Wright called Robinson a “big corner who can jam on the line disrupting routes...Teams that try to rub or cross routes are wasting their time.”

The No. 1 recruit in Georgia, Mill Creek safety Caleb Downs, committed to Alabama in July 2022. The highest in-state recruit the Dawgs secured is Barnesville linebacker CJ Allen, the No. 4 recruit in the state. The Dawgs also locked down top-10 recruits Bo Hughley and Lawson Luckie.

Five 5-star recruits and seven top-50 recruits have already enrolled at Georgia. Damon Wilson, Raylen Wilson, Monroe Freeling, Joenel Aguero and Jordan Hall are the 5-star recruits who hope to play between the hedges in 2023. 4-star recruits AJ Harris and Samuel M’Pemba