2018 National Signing Day: Rankings, college football signings, top commitments

For the first time ever, college football prospects had an opportunity to lock up a scholarship and formally sign a National Letter of Intent early with a program of their choice during the Early Signing Period. 

Beginning Wednesday morning and lasting through Friday, the period could see 50 percent or more of all verbal commitments sign with their respective teams over the course of the day.

Here's a recap of some of the big announcements we saw on Wednesday: 

No. 4 Micah Parsons -- five-star DE
Finalists: Penn State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio State 
Pick: Penn State 

No. 8 K.J. Henry -- five-star DE 
Finalists: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia Tech 
Pick: Clemson 

No. 9 Jackson Carman -- five-star OT 
Finalists: Ohio State, Clemson, USC 
Pick: Clemson

No. 10 Jamaree Salyer -- five-star OG 
Finalists: Georgia, Clemson
Pick: Georgia 

No. 16 Cade Mays -- five-star OT 
Finalists: Georgia, Tennessee, Clemson 
Pick: Georgia 

No. 22 Brenton Cox -- five-star DE 
Finalists: Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama 
Pick: Georgia

No. 27 Jaiden Woodbey -- four-star DB 
Finalists: Ohio State, USC, Florida State 
Pick: TBD (Picking at 8:30 p.m. ET)

No. 31 James Cook -- four-star RB 
Finalists: Georgia, Florida State 
Pick: Georgia

No. 40 Emory Jones -- four-star QB 
Finalists: Ohio State, Florida, Florida State 
Pick: Florida 

If you are unable to view the live updates below from our live blog on Wednesday, <em>please click here</em>.

For the latest team-specific coverage of the first-ever early signing period for National Signing Day, visit 247Sports. They're the industry leader in recruiting coverage and have the inside scoop on where every target will sign. Be the first to know!

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Barton Simmons has been involved in college football and recruiting since 2000, first as a player and then as a reporter and analyst. As a player, he was a two-time All-Ivy League safety at Yale before... Full Bio

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