The Carolinas’ Football Bowl Subdivision schools weren’t alone in scooping up talented players Wednesday on signing day.
The region’s Football Championship Subdivision schools also were busy, trying to maintain programs that have been regulars in postseason playoffs.
Elon, Furman and Wofford each made FCS playoff appearances last fall, and N.C. A&T completed a 12-0 season with a victory in the Celebration Bowl.
Here’s how the schools did with their recruiting classes:
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Top recruit: LB Boss Parson (Harding)
Three to watch: LB Justice Galloway-Velazquez (Fayetteville Cape Fear); TE Jordan Goco (West Forsyth); PK Freddie Kane (Myrtle Beach Carolina Forest).
Analysis: Coach Mike Minter said the Camels, who are moving into the Big South in football, needed linebackers and defensive linemen.
Top recruit: DT Taequan Washington (Savannah, Ga., Calvary Day)
Three to watch: QB Christian Reid (Newnan, Ga., East Coweta); DB Trevontez Price (Gastonia Hunter Huss); DE Zachary Summers (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.).
Analysis: Coach Mark Tucker said the Bucs are lacking in depth, and he was looking for recruits who could play immediately.
Top recruit: LB Caleb Deveaux (Marvin Ridge)
Three to watch: RB Milan Howard (Charlotte Catholic); RB Emeka Nwanze (Roswell, Ga.); DB Chris Beverly (Tallahassee, Fla., Wakulla).
Analysis: The Bulldogs like to run the ball, and they got a pair of strong backs in Howard and Nwanze.
Top recruit: DB Jake Alexander (Belmont South Point)
Three to watch: WR Jalen Staples (Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward); DL Wyatt Hall (Friendswood, Texas); RB Kendahl Ross (Houston Concordia Lutheran).
Analysis: New head coach Scott Abell landed five prospects from Texas.
Top recruit: QB Joey Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio)
Three to watch: G Zach Bevins (Virginia Beach, Va., Bishop Sullivan); DB Marcus Hillman (Camden, N.J., Catholic); DB Shamari Wingard (Ardrey Kell).
Analysis: Baughman was named Mr. Ohio in football and will back up Butler High’s Davis Cheek, who was Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2017.
Top recruit: QB Hamp Sisson (Birmingham, Ala., Mountain Brook)
Three to watch: WR Zack Peterson (Roswell, Ga., Wesleyan); QB Darren Grainger (Conway, S.C.); LB Dax Hackett (Southeast Guilford).
Analysis: Sisson and Grainger give the Paladins a pair of quarterbacks from winning programs. Peterson is the son of former NFL kicker Todd Peterson, and Hackett is the son of former Appalachian State and NFL linebacker Dino Hackett.
Top recruit: DB Malachi Buckner (Tucker, Ga.)
Three to watch: OL Chris Jones (Crest High and Coastal Carolina); DE Stormy Mosteller (Lawndale Burns); TE Maleek McMullens (East Rutherford).
Analysis: Buckner had five offers from FBS schools and was considered one of the top players in the Atlanta area.
Top recruit: RB-PR TeVaughn Higgins (Columbia Lower Richland)
Three to watch: OL Tim Williams (Scotland County); OL Lawrence Lagrone (Douglasville, Ga.); DB Miles Simon (Lenoir Hibriten).
Analysis: New coach Sam Washington concentrated on the offensive line, where the Aggies lost four starters. They also had to replace an All-America punt returner.
Top recruit: Marvin Zanders (Jacksonville Raines and University of Missouri)
Three to watch: DB Marquise Nelson (Harding); WR Daeshawn Stephens (Durham Hillside and N.C. State); WR Tyler Barnes (West Mecklenburg).
Analysis: Zanders spent three seasons as a backup at Missouri. Barnes had 1,257 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns with West Mecklenburg.
Top recruit: LB B.J. Davis (Rock Hill South Pointe)
Three to watch: DL Antonio Anderson (Columbia Lower Richland); DB Jayden Brunson (Blythewood, S.C.); DB Donte Anthony (Simpsonville, S.C., Hillcrest).
Analysis: The Bulldogs concentrated on defense, where they are losing four all-conference players, including All-America LB Darius Leonard.
Top recruit: RB-WR Charles Godie (Douglasville, Ga., Douglas County)
Three to watch: QB A.J. Curry (Mount Airy, Ga., Habersham Central); OL Angel Rivera (Mallard Creek); LB Kalen Allen (Mallard Creek).
Analysis: The Catamounts went big on defensive line and linebacker recruits, including the pair from Mallard Creek.
Top recruit: WR D’mauriae VanCleave (Danville, Ky.)
Three to watch: WR Landon Parker (Mount Pleasant); OL Quashon Greenlea (Anderson, S.C., T.L. Hanna); RB Nathan Walker (Cross, S.C.).
Analysis: VanCleave was named Mr. Kentucky in football. Parker’s father, Daren, played at South Carolina and with the Denver Broncos. Parker had 1,210 yards in catches last fall for Mount Pleasant High.