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National Signing Day 2017 Announcement Watchlist

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National Signing Day, the culmination of the college football recruiting cycle, is finally here with the excitement building and continuing throughout the day on Wednesday. Those recruits that live in the eastern part of the country get their moment in the spotlight earlier in the day with the attention shifting focus heading west as the day moves along.

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While most of the top-ranked recruits across the nation have already verbally committed, the suspense in the day will be focused on where the uncommitted four-star recruits land and to see if there are any last-minute flips for highly prized players.

Related: Where Will the Top Recruits in the 2017 Class Sign?

The following is a list of some of the top players in the 2017 recruiting class (per Rivals), their list of top schools, and the time when they are expected to sign their national letters of intent. All times ET and subject to change.

Top Uncommitted Class of 2017 Recruits with Announcement Times

(Note: This list will be updated throughout the day as announcements are made)

No. 2 Marvin Wilson

5-star DT, Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas)
Announcement: 4:40 p.m. on ESPN2
Top Schools: LSU, Florida State, South Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma

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Pick: The top-ranked uncomitted recruit entering National Signing Day announced he is heading to Florida State.

No. 31 Aubrey Solomon

5-star DT, Lee County High School (Leesburg, Ga.)
Announcement: 10:25 a.m. on ESPNU
Top Schools: Georgia, Michigan, USC, Alabama
Pick: Even though he decommited from Michigan earlier in the process, the highly coveted defensive lineman announced he would leave SEC country to play for Jim Harbaugh and be a Wolverine.

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No. 37 Jay Tufele

4-star DT, Bingham High School (South Jordan, Utah)
Announcement: 12 p.m.
Top Schools: Utah, Michigan, Ohio State, BYU, USC
Pick: Tufele announces he is headed to Los Angeles to play for USC.

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No. 42 Devonta Smith

4-star WR, Amite High School (Amite, La.)
Announcement: 3 p.m.
Top Schools: LSU, Alabama, Miami, Florida State
Pick: Smith announced his leaving the Bayou State to play at Alabama.

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No. 45 LaBryan Ray

4-star DE, James Clemens (Madison, Ala.)
Announcement: 12:40 p.m.
Top Schools: Mississippi, Florida, Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee
Pick: The rich get richer as Ray announced he will stay in state and sign with Alabama.

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No. 50 Joseph Lewis

4-star WR, Hawkins High School (Los Angeles)
Announcement: 4:10 p.m. on ESPN2
Top Schools: USC, Oregon, Nebraska

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Pick: Lewis annoucned he would stay home and sign with USC, adding to the Trojans' impressive haul.

No. 54 Deommodore Lenoir

4-Star, WR/CB, Salesian High School (Los Angeles)
Announcement: 5:30 p.m.
Top Schools: Oregon, Nebraska, USC, Mississippi State

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Pick: Lenoir annoucned he would head to the Pacific Northwest and sign with Oregon, putting a nice bow on new head coach Willie Taggart's first National Signing Day with the Ducks.

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No. 57 Jeff Thomas

4-star WR, East St. Louis High School (East St. Louis, Ill.)
Announcement: 10 a.m. on ESPNU
Top Schools: Miami, Oregon, Louisville
Pick: The 2017 Under Armour All-America Game offensive MVP announced he would attend Miami.

College Football Top 25: Miami

No. 73 Willie Gay

4-star OLB, Starkville High School (Starkville, Miss.)
Announcement: 10 a.m.
Top Schools: LSU, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Michigan
Pick: Gay announced he would stay in Starkville and play for Mississippi State.

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No. 77 Austin Jackson

4-star OT, North Canyon High School (Phoenix)
Announcement: 12 p.m.
Top Schools: Arizona State, USC, Washington
Pick: Jackson annoucned he would sign with USC, adding to the Trojans' haul of offensive and defensive linemen.

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No. 79 Levi Jones

4-star OLB, Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)
Top Schools: Florida State, Florida, UCLA, Texas A&M, USC
Announcement: 8 a.m., ESPN
Pick: The Lone Star State product picked USC over the two Florida programs.

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No. 92 Chevin Calloway

4-star CB, Bishop Dunne (Dallas)
Announcement: 11 a.m. on ESPN
Top Schools: Arkansas, Texas, Ole Miss
Pick: Calloway announced he would be signing with Arkansas.

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No. 103 Greg Johnson

4-star RB, Hawkins High School (Los Angeles)
Announcement: 4:10 p.m. on ESPN2
Top Schools: USC, Nebraska, Oregon
Pick: Johnson announced he would sign with USC, joining Hawkins High teammate Joseph Lewis and giving the Trojans a pair of highly coveted hometown prospects.

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No. 110 K'Lavon Chaisson

4-star DE, North Shore (Houston)
Announcement: 12 p.m.
Top Schools: Texas, LSU
Pick: Ed Orgeron goes into the Lone Star State and picks up a big win as Chaisson announced he will sign with LSU.

College Football Top 25: LSU

No. 118 Jarez Parks

4-star DE, Sebastian River High School (Sebastian, Fla.)
Announcement: 12 p.m.
Top Schools: Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina, Florida, Florida State
Pick: After initially postponing his anouncement, Parks revealed on Twitter via a Bleacher Report-produced video that he would sign with Alabama, where he will reportedly grayshirt, which means he won't be able to participate in practice until spring 2018.

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No. 120 Nico Collins

4-star WR, Clay High School (Pinson, Ala.)
Announcement: 3 p.m.
Top Schools: Georgia, Michigan, Alabama
Pick: Collins announced he will head north and join Michgan's impressive crop of wide receivers in this class.

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No. 125 Henry Ruggs III

4-star WR, Robert E. Lee High School (Montgomery, Ala.)
Announcement: 11 a.m.
Top Schools: Alabama, Florida State
Pick: Ruggs is staying close to home, as he announced he is signing with Alabama.

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No. 166 Todd Harris

4-star SS, Plaquemine High School (Plaquemine, La.)
Announcement: 10 a.m. on ESPN
Top Schools: LSU, TCU, Alabama
Pick: Harris announced he would fulfill his dream and play for his home state at LSU.

College Football Top 25: LSU

No. 174 Chaz Ah You

4-star SS, Timpview High School (Provo, Utah)
Announcement: 12 p.m.
Top Schools: Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Washington, BYU
Pick: Ah You announced he would stay in Provo and play for BYU.

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— Written by Ryan Wright, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and an established media professional with more than two decades' worth of experience. Over the years, Wright has written for numerous sites and publications and he recently started his own recruiting site, www.recruitingnewsguru.com. Follow him on Twitter @HogManInLA.