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News, Notes and Surprises From the Start of the Class of 2023 Signing Period

Signing day is always a flurry of expected signings, new commitments and—if we’re lucky—some bombshell news. This year, the class of 2023 gave us a few surprises and many new commitments across all level of the sport. There are some likely Olympic deferrals, some early arrivals for this season and at least one expected NLI that left us questioning our scholarship math.

Caitlin Smith to Join Oklahoma Early for 2023

Five-star recruit Smith, part of the class of 2023, will join the Sooners this season. She joins Ava Siegfeldt and Faith Torrez in a star-studded freshman class.  

Kennedy Duke to Join Pittsburgh In January

Four-star recruit Duke was initially part of the class of 2023 and announced she was coming to Pittsburgh early but didn’t appear on the Panthers’ roster this preseason. She will indeed join Pittsburgh this season, only in January rather than for the fall.

Zoe Miller and Konnor McClain Missing from LSU Announcements

LSU released a video featuring signees Amari Drayton and Kylie Coen, but expected signees Miller and McClain were missing. They both apparently signed NLI paperwork, so it is presumed they will be deferring to train for Paris 2024.

Sydney Razeghi Appears to Sign Unofficially 

Every signing day some gymnasts not on full athletic scholarship sign non-NLI paperwork to participate in the festivities of the day, despite not officially signing. Five-star recruit Razeghi, who was expected to sign an NLI, appeared to sign unofficial paperwork featuring the Stanford logo. 

New Commits at Every Level

New names who announced their commitments on signing day include some of the following gymnasts.

Hannah Milton Commits to Western Michigan

Previously uncommitted three-star Milton will join the Broncos on a full scholarship in 2023. 

UW-Oshkosh Adds Taylor Leaman 

In a flurry of signing day fun at Prestige Gymnastics, Leaman inked her future with the Titans. 

Emily Gittemeier Joins Towson’s 2023 Class

Gittemeier, who has been particularly strong on beam, will join the Tigers.

Molly Neinstein Commits to North Carolina

The first-year level 10 announced her commitment on Wednesday. She’s working some exciting vaults, including Tsuk entries and a Kaz half.

Fisk Adds Sydney Smith to 2023 Class

Smith is recovering from surgery and a long road of injuries. She announced her commitment at First State’s signing day festivities.

Lindsay Fuller Joins Ball State Class

The second-year level 10 announced her commitment on Instagram.

Paige Breckwoldt Commits to UW-LaCrosse  

Legacy Elite product Breckwoldt boasts a big Yurchenko full. She announced her commitment during the club’s signing day festivities.

Utica Adds Joscelyn Wabick to Inaugural Class

Wabick is a level 9 but works some exciting skills, like a front toss and clear hip to immediate double tuck dismount combination on bars. She announced her commitment while signing at her high school. 

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Article by the editors of College Gym News

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