Early juco signing period winners

Updated: December 20, 2012, 1:41 PM ET
By Craig Haubert | RecruitingNation
National signing day is rapidly approaching, but before the high school stars can sign, the midyear junior college signing period began Wednesday.

Dozens of prospects took advantage of the opportunity and signed with Football Bowl Subdivision programs. While more prospects also committed, these midyear signings are particularly important, as they signify that the players will be on campus and able to go through spring ball. This allows coaches valuable extra time to work with them and lets the players acclimate to the program and increase the chances that they can make an impact in the fall.

With the signing period underway and with a focus on players signed (not just committed), here are five teams (in alphabetical order) that should be feeling good about how things started: