When is college football’s 2023 National Signing Day?

National Signing Day for college football is Wednesday, February 2nd, and here’s everything you need to know. 

National Signing Day in college football has changed a lot over the years. There actually isn’t just one signing day anymore — there are two and sometimes, it’s hard to keep them straight.

If you are under the impression that college football already had signing day, no one will blame you because that’s essentially what happened.

A few years ago, the Early National Signing Period was created and the first day of that is now known as Early National Signing Day.

It’s actually the more important of two signing days because most college football recruits announce their commitments early and sign during that early period (Dec.21-23).

When is college football National Signing Day?

However, after that three-day window, college football recruits need to wait for what is now known as the late-signing period, which will start on Wednesday with National Signing Day.

There are different signing periods for different sports but for college football’s second window for signing goes from Feb. 1 to April 1. So even though Wednesday is National Signing Day, it doesn’t mean that recruits have to sign.

One five-star recruit, Duce Robinson, isn’t expected to sign on National Signing Day now, while five-star Nyckoles Harbor is announcing his college decision along with a number of others.

It’s going to be an interesting day and there are some highly-ranked recruits still on the board. However, most of the top 100 prospects are already committed. Robinson and Harbor are the only five stars left, so the days of National Signing Day fireworks are mostly over.

There are a few big happenings and it’s definitely worth following for college football fans, especially if your team is in the mix for Harbor, Robinson, or one of the other recruits announcing their destination on signing day.

But with the way the calendar works, National Signing Day (Feb. 1) isn’t what it used to be.