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Recruiting Expert Predicts Who Will Land No. 1 Class

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ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The No. 1 class is up for grabs.

Alabama has dominated recruiting ever since Nick Saban took over the Tide. Yet, we're poised to see something we haven't seen since his arrival in Tuscaloosa.

The Tide have recorded the No. 1 recruiting class every year since 2010. That is likely to change this week when the final unsigned recruits announce their destinations.

Georgia and Ohio State have been battling for the No. 1 spot over the last few months, and both aren't slowing down. Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes took over the Bulldogs earlier this year.

Both Georgia and Ohio State are in the running for a few top remaining recruits. Georgia is expected to land 5-star corner Tyson Campbell, while the Buckeyes are in the hunt for 5-star offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere.

Recruiting expert Barton Simmons of 247Sports, Georgia is likely to retake the No. 1 spot. Here's what he had to say about the battle between the Dawgs and Buckeyes.

It's going to be a really close battle with Ohio State, and if the Bulldogs miss on five-star cornerback Tyson Campbell, then all bets are off. Currently, the expectation is the Georgia will close with Campbell and that should be enough to just edge out Ohio State.

If Ohio State was to land No. 1 offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, then suddenly the Buckeyes should be considered the favorite to finish on top. But as his announcement draws closer, Ohio State still looks to be just outside the top spot.

National Signing Day is set for this Wednesday. Will Ohio State retain the No. 1 spot, or will Georgia land yet another 5-star recruit and finish the day on top?

[CBS Sports]