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College football recruiting notebook: Where things stand for the Class of 2022

No. 1-ranked prospect Walter Nolen, a 6-foot-4, 325-pound defensive tackle, listed his top three schools: Georgia, Texas A&M and Tennessee. ThreeStep

There are roughly four months until college football's early signing period starts, which means coaches are starting to put things into high gear to land their remaining targets.

It has been an unusual cycle for recruits in the Class of 2022, but they were able to take visits in June and are not currently restricted to take visits this season. The in-season visits will likely help shape where the remaining uncommitted prospects go and when they make their decisions.

There are currently more ESPN 300 prospects uncommitted than we've seen in the past, which means we are in for a wild race to December.

Here is a look at where things stand in the 2022 cycle, how many ESPN 300 prospects are still uncommitted, the current classes sitting at the top, the teams that can make a big move up the rankings and how name, image and likeness is impacting recruiting.

ESPN 300 commitments

As of right now, 218 of the ESPN 300 prospects have made their commitments. It's difficult to compare any numbers or stats to the last recruiting cycle because the COVID-19 pandemic and visit restrictions impacted the 2021 class differently than it has for this 2022 class.