Wednesday will be historic for LSU, coach Ed Orgeron and the entire college football world as thousands of high school seniors make their commitments binding in the inaugural early national signing period.

In so many ways, Wednesday will look and feel like the same old signing days of years past, with the fax machines churning out signed letters. But the early date — and the fact there are two signing periods — is all new for college football.

Prospects have a 72-hour period to sign, starting at midnight Dec. 20 and ending at midnight of Dec. 23. Players are still allowed to sign during the traditional national signing day, this year on Feb. 7.

If you're a little unsure about this new signing period, here's a quick breakdown...


Where LSU stands with its 2018 recruiting class

Below is a list of LSU commitments. It's reasonable to expect the Tigers will sign about 18 of these recruits during the new early signing period. Most will sign on the first day.

 Player

 Hometown (school)

 Nat. position rank^

 DE Jarell Cherry

 Dallas (Carter)

 12th

 ILB Micah Baskerville #

 Shreveport (Evangel)

 12th

 OT Badara Traore #

 Hyde Park, Maryland (ASA College-N.Y.)

  1st *

 DT Chasen Hines

 Marshall, Texas (Marshall)

 22nd

 DT Davin Cotton

 Shreveport (Evangel)

 23rd

 WR Kenan Jones

 Berwick (Berwick)

 54th

 RB Chris Curry

 Lehigh Acres, Florida (Leehigh)

 15th

 ILB Damone Clark

 Baton Rouge (Southern Lab)

 18th

 WR Jaray Jenkins

 Jena (Jena)

 62nd

 DE Travez Moore

 Bastrop (Copiah-Lincoln CC-Miss.)

 1st *

 DT Dare Rosenthal

 Ferriday (Ferriday)

 28th

 OT Cameron Wire

 Gonzales (East Ascension)

 31st

 OC Cole Smith #

 Pontotoc, Mississippi (Pontotoc)

 8th

 DT Dominic Livingston

 Houston (Aldine Davis)

 34th

 TE Zach Sheffer #

 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Nease)

 26th

 DT Nelson Jenkins

 Plaquemine (Plaquemine)

 46th

 ATH Tae Provens #

 Gurley, Alabama (MadisonCounty)

 56th

 S ArDarius Washington

 Shreveport (Evangel)

 57th

 ATH Dantrieze Scott

 Ferriday (Ferriday)

 96th

 OG Damien Lewis

 Canton, Mississippi (NW Miss. CC-Miss.)

 5th *

#Expected to enroll in January
^Rankings from 247Sports composite
*Ranking among junior college players only

A few names to watch who haven't committed

Two uncommitted, highly-recruited prospects plan to announce and sign during the 72-hour early signing period.

Houston cornerback Anthony Cook is picking among Texas, Ohio State and LSU on Dec. 20.

Parkway High’s Terrace Marshall, the top-ranked receiver in the nation, will choose between Texas, LSU, Texas A&M and Florida State on Dec. 22.


Where LSU's class stands in the national rankings

The Tigers' class ranks No. 13 in 247 Sports' composite rankings. They rank No. 11 in Rivals's rankings. And they rank No. 13 in ESPN's rankings.


How you can follow live coverage Wednesday

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