What to expect during the 2020 college football national signing day

Previewing college football's national signing day (1:46)

The early signing period starts on Wednesday, and with 40 uncommitted ESPN 300 prospects, there is a lot to monitor throughout the week. (1:46)

College football's early signing period starts Wednesday, and it wouldn't be prudent to simply call this signing day. The majority of FBS prospects have signed in December the past few recruiting classes, and that trend should continue this week.

It has been an unbelievably unusual recruiting cycle with this 2021 class because of COVID-19, which has presented challenges for both recruits and coaches. But they have made it to this point, when it's time to make a decision or to close, depending on which side they're on.

Before the mayhem starts, here is a look at which prospects are planning on announcing a commitment, where the top schools rank, which recruits will sign early, who will wait and the challenges that came along with this recruiting cycle.