Amid the thousands of college football signings during National Signing Day -- the faxes and the flips, the hats and hugs -- it can be easy to get lost in the madness. So if Wednesday feels a little bit overwhelming, don't sweat it. We've got you covered.

Listed in expected order of announcement time, these are the 10 players who can shake up college football's most important day of the offseason.

Pay attention to these names and you'll know everything you need to on signing day.

LB Levi Jones (Austin, Texas)
Ranking: No. 92 overall, No. 6 OLB
Finalists: Florida, Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC

Why you should care: There may be six hats on the table, but this one boils down to Florida State vs. USC for one of the top prospects in the state of Texas. Both sides are confident and Jones' early-morning decision could mean the beginning of a huge finish for whichever school wins this one. There is a lot of upward mobility for both the Seminoles and the Trojans.

LB Willie Gay (Starkville, Miss.)
No. 73 overall, No. 3 OLB
Finalists: LSU, Mississippi State, Michigan, Ole Miss

Why you should care: Last year, the best player in Mississippi State's backyard (A.J. Brown) signed with Ole Miss and became an impact freshman. This year, Gay is Starkville's best, and once again, he's in danger of getting out of town. The Bulldogs will be desperate to keep Gay at home, but it won't be easy. LSU is the current Crystal Ball favorite, and Gay loves the Tigers. Mom reportedly favors the hometown team and Michigan remains a darkhorse. This one has all the makings of some drama.

WR Devonta Smith (Amite, La.)
No. 64 overall, No. 9 WR
Finalists: Alabama, LSU, Miami

Why you should care: Nick Saban is trying to ruin Ed Orgeron's first signing day as coach of his beloved LSU by stealing the No. 2 player in the state from right under his nose. Smith has long been considered a lean to land at Alabama, but LSU has been steadily trending here and suddenly looks like a viable threat to steal the rare talent. Will an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa the weekend before signing day be enough to hold off LSU for an in-state stud?

DT Aubrey Solomon (Leesburg, Ga.)
No. 25 overall, No. 2 DT
Finalists: Michigan, Alabama, Georgia

Why you should care: If Alabama lands Solomon, it's got a really good shot at bringing in the highest ranked recruiting class of all-time. If it misses here, it probably can't hit that mark. If Michigan lands Solomon, all Jim Harbaugh and ace recruiter Chris Patridge have done is go down to the heart of SEC country and beat Georgia and Alabama on one of the most dominant defensive linemen in this class.

DT Jay Tufele (South Jordan, Utah)
No. 41 overall, No. 3 DT
Finalists: Utah, USC, Ohio State

Why you should care: USC is going to be a shark on signing day, and landing Tufele would be one of the biggest power moves of the cycle. It looked like Tufele was going to end up at Utah or maybe Ohio State. Instead, the Trojans have positioned themselves to have the nation's top defensive tackle tandem in Tufele and former Washington commit Marlon Tuipulotu, who is already on campus. Meanwhile, if Utah can hold the Trojans off, that will go down as the biggest recruiting win of Kyle Wittingham's career.

DE/LB Markaviest Bryant (Cordele, Ga.)
No. 181 overall, No. 14 WDE
Finalists: Georgia, Auburn, LSU

Why you should care: After a strong recruiting cycle, Auburn is stumbling to the finish line and in need of some good news. LSU is surging to the finish line in search of the final pieces of the puzzle. Georgia is looking to wrap up its most dominating in-state haul of the modern recruiting era. All three schools are very much in play for the athletic edge rusher, and his decision will either be one of the final celebrations or closing disappointments for each program's 2017 cycle.

CB Christopher Henderson (Miami, Fla.)
No. 135 overall, No. 15 CB
Contenders: Florida, Miami

Why you should care: In the toughest battleground state in recruiting, Florida State is leading the pack, but Henderson's decision shines a light on a battle for No. 2 that has been heating up of late. Mark Richt and Jim McElwain are both clawing to get inside the top 10 of the recruiting rankings on signing day, and they both need the same players to make that rise possible. Henderson has been in a Miami-Florida tug-of-war for a while now, and his decision could reveal the clear top contender to Florida State's in-state hot streak.

WR James Robinson (Lakeland, FL)
No. 114 overall, No. 14 WR
Contenders: Unknown

Why you should care: Robinson is truly one of the most talented wide receivers in the 2017 cycle. But despite a scheduled announcement, he may not have a home. Some academic issues and an arrest for possession of marijuana on a recent Ohio State official visit have scared teams off, including Florida where he was favored to land. Does a major program circle back and scoop him up? Does Lane Kiffin snag him at Florida Atlantic? Or does he just go the junior college route and get recruited again in a couple of years? This one should be interesting for a no-doubt talent. He has said he will not announce on signing day, but that could change if an offer comes in.

DT Marvin Wilson (Bellaire, Texas)
No. 6 overall, No. 1 DT
Finalists: LSU, Florida State, Ohio State

Why you should care: This is probably the most high-profile decision of the entire day. LSU is extremely confident. Florida State is extremely confident. Ohio State has been trending up. If the Buckeyes pull an upset here, that will give them four of the top six players in the state of Texas and maybe the nation's No. 1 class. A Wilson to Florida State decision could give the Seminoles the nation's No. 3 class. If he picks LSU, that means Orgeron has landed his biggest priority in his first year as coach. A lot is riding on big Marvin.

TE Josh Falo (Sacramento, Calif.)
No. 140 overall, No. 4 TE
Finalists: USC, Oregon, Colorado

Why you should care: This will be the starting tight end somewhere next year. That's how talented Falo is and how much teams believe in him. He's also one of the first big tests for Oregon's revamped and more aggressive coaching staff. USC seems to be making all the right moves late in the game, though, and Falo would likely give the Trojans the nation's No. 4 class should he head to Inglewood.