Happy Wednesday, it's National Signing Day, and for the Huskers, it will be an active day.

As of 1 p.m., Nebraska has 20 players signed, including 17 that were verbally committed before Wednesday and three -- four-star wide receivers Marcus Fleming and Alante Brown and four-star defensive back Jaiden Francois -- who have announced their commitments over the course of the day. 

Among its verbal commitments, the only one who was expected to sign early and hasn't is offensive lineman Alex Conn (Derby, Kansas).

On Wednesday afternoon, Nebraska found itself on the wrong end of a mild surprise when four-star defensive back Myles Slusher (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) picked Arkansas over NU. 

The last known player Nebraska is involved with is juco defensive lineman Pheldarius Payne, who has moved his announcement time around multiple times. 


Here are some key decision times:

7:45 a.m. (CST): Four-star OLB Kaden Johnson (Wisconsin)

8 a.m.: Four-star DB Jaiden Francois (Nebraska)

10 a.m.: Four-state WR Marcus Fleming (Nebraska).

10:30 a.m.: Four-star WR Alante Brown (Nebraska).

11:30 a.m.: Four-star WR Javian Hester (Missouri). 

12:15 p.m.: Four-star DB Kendall Dennis (Oklahoma).

2 p.m.: Four-star DB Myles Slusher (Arkansas).

3 p.m.: Scott Frost news conference.

Evening: Three-star DE Pheldarius Payne (Nebraska).



6:45 p.m.: The Huskers land their fourth recruit of the day, getting the signature of defensive lineman Pheldarius Payne. He is a junior college player who decommitted from North Carolina State earlier in the week.

3:08 p.m.: Alex Conn has officially signed. Conn was the last to sign of the group of Huskers commits expected to sign Wednesday. Conn is a three-star offensive lineman from Derby, Kansas, and committed to the program back in June. 

2 p.m.: Myles Slusher, a four-star defensive back from Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and a one-time Oregon pledge, announces his intentions to sign with Arkansas. The Huskers were battling Arkansas for him.

11:30 a.m. "I think Travis Fisher deserves a little special credit for the job he did with those DBs, not only the defensive backs but helping other positions, too," Erik Chinander said during the Huskers' Signing Day show on Wednesday.

10:47 a.m. The Huskers pick up their second wide receiver in a 30-minute window, landing Chicago prep standout Alante Brown, who picked the Huskers over Maryland. The 6-foot Brown announced his decision on the Big Ten Network. Brown said he will join the program in January.

10:20 a.m. Nebraska's success in Florida continues as 5-foot-11 wide receiver Marcus Fleming picks Nebraska. Fleming, who is high school teammates at Northwestern High with Ronald Delancy, chose the Huskers over Miami, Georgia, Florida and Maryland. Georgia was making a late push for him. Fleming is the seventh player from Florida to sign with NU.

9:15 a.m. A big get for the Huskers. Jaiden Francois, a four-star defensive back, has inked his commitment to Nebraska over in-state Miami. After a long delay, Francois becomes the latest to join Nebraska's haul from the Sunshine State.

8:36 a.m. The tension is running high in Florida. Jaiden Francois, a four-star defensive back and key target for the Huskers, appeared ready to make his decision before receiving a phone call and stepping out of the gymnasium. He appeared emotional and has not returned to the room for over 15 minutes. 

8 a.m. Justin Robinson, a four-star wide receiver, stayed true to his commitment with Georgia, signing with the home-state Bulldogs. Robinson was a Husker target and even made a visit to Lincoln in the fall.

8 a.m.: Kaden Johnson, a four-star linebacker and the top prospect in Minnesota, picked the Wisconsin hat Wednesday morning. Johnson was among the Huskers' top targets, especially at a position of need — outside linebacker.

7:50 a.m. The boat is starting to fill up. Sevion Morrison just officially committed to the Huskers, becoming the 10th recruit to seal their intentions to join the program. 

The others are Tamon Lynum, Henry Gray, Keyshawn Greene, Logan Smothers, Turner Corcoran, Omar Manning, Nash Hutmacher, Marvin Scott and Blaise Gunnerson.

6:08 a.m. Miami (Central) defensive back Henry Gray makes it official, signing his National Letter of Intent to play for the Huskers. And so it begins.

Some key links

Parker Gabriel's Signing Day primer sets you up for closing time

Check out the Huskers' recruiting board