Hey everybody and welcome to Husker Extra's coverage of the early signing period.

Check back throughout the day for all the latest, or just keep it right here as we go through. The top of the story here will be a running list of confirmed signees as we get them, with links to their player capsules.

OK, let's roll. 

Nebraska's had a unique setup for signing day today because the coaching staff is in Orlando handling bowl preparations for Central Florida. While most programs were announcing their signings, Frost and company were out on the practice field. 

Frost spoke this afternoon with reporters on a conference call and said he expected the class to wind up with 20 or more players overall and that they entered the day with 19 scholarships available. 

Frost said he didn't want to sign an entire class in his first two-plus weeks on the job and, sure enough, it looks like NU is about halfway done. 

Here's a list of known signings: 

* TE Ketarian Legrone (Atlanta) 

* OL Will Farniok (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 

* DB Deontai Williams (Jones County Junior College) 

* K Barret Pickering (Hoover, Alabama) 

* OLB David Alston (Woodbury, Minnesota

* QB Adrian Martinez (Fresno, California) 

* RB Greg Bell (Arizona Western CC)

* DE Tate Wildeman (Parker, Colorado) 

* TE Cameron Jurgens (Beatrice) 

* WR Jaron Woodyard (Arizona Western CC)

Bell picks the Huskers: Tennessee made a run at Arizona Western running back Greg Bell, but the Huskers hung on. 

Bell, who rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in junior college this fall, picked the Huskers live on KUSI, a San Diego news station, on Wednesday morning. 

Click here for an early story on Bell's commitment

Jurgens' long wait over, but long recovery ongoing: Our Chris Basnett was in Beatrice for the signing ceremony of four-star Cameron Jurgens. 

Jurgens has been verbally committed to NU since he was 15, though he admitted Wednesday that the past weeks were tough and that he did consider overtures from LSU. 

Jurgens also gave some insight on the injury he suffered this fall, revealing that he fractured his fibula and dislocated his ankle. He was injured Oct. 20 and said he still has four weeks to go on crutches, but he expects to make a full recovery. 

Legrone flips to Nebraska: As expected, three-star Atlanta tight end/wide receiver Katerian Legrone has flipped his verbal commitment to Nebraska. He had been committed to Central Florida until Sunday during his official visit here. Now, he's again set to play for Scott Frost. 

So far, the Huskers have picked up two new prospects and missed on a few others. Here's a running list of players who entered the early period considering Nebraska. 

Arizona Western CC running back Greg Bell. Signed with Nebraska

Cordova, Tennessee, running back Jeremy Banks. Signed with Tennessee. 

Fort Myers, Florida wide receiver Jeshaun Jones. Signed with Maryland. 

Tallahassee, Florida, athlete Marcus Riley. Signed with Louisville, where he had been verbally committed. 

* Butler (Kansas) Community College linebacker Will Honas. Also considering: Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas State.

* City College of San Francisco defensive end/outside linebacker Jordan Allen. Also considering: TCU, Michigan State, Colorado, Arizona State and Tennessee.

* Brookville, New York, tight end Messiah Swinson. Also considering: Missouri.

Here are some other nuggets as the day moves along

Brown flips to Ohio State: As expected, four-star wide receiver Cameron Brown signed with Ohio State today instead of the Huskers. It's long been thought that Brown would reopen his recruitment after former wide receivers coach Keith Williams was not retained by Scott Frost, and he made it official Wednesday. 

Brown is the fifth four-star prospect to leave the class in the wake of Mike Riley's firing, joining Brendan Radley-Hiles, Chase Williams, Mario Goodrich and Joshua Moore. 

Carson signing in February: Missouri defensive end and NU target Daniel Carson announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that he will not be signing in the early period and will wait until February. The Huskers will almost certainly try to get him on campus in January for an official visit. Ryan Held visited him earlier this month. This will be a hotly contested race. 

Fleeks picks Baylor: The Huskers tried to get in on wide receiver Joshua Fleeks from Cedar Hill, Texas, but he signed with Baylor this morning. He was verbally committed to the Bears when NU offered him Dec. 3, but took an official visit to Lincoln on Dec. 9.

We've already got a lot of coverage on the site, from a primer on what the day likely has in store to a story about heralded quarterback Adrian Martinez -- one of eight verbal commits expected to sign today -- and the challenges he faced missing his senior season, to a story about Bryson Williams, the Lincoln Southeast standout who got away to a Big Ten West rival. 

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