ATLANTA -- There were 17 student athletes from around the country who signed their national letter of intent to play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Wednesday marked the first day of the Early Signing Period which runs through Friday.

“It’s always exciting any time you’re able to welcome new members of the team in. Certainly, in this early signing period, we’ve gotten a large part of our class committed and signed,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “All in all, I think that we’ve fulfilled some needs. We’ve added a lot of outstanding young men and really good players.”

Here's a look at the 2018 class:

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

High School

Malachi Carter

WR

6-3

185

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Mountain View

T.K. Chimedza

DL

6-3

300

Dacula, Ga.

IMG Academy (Fla.)

Justice Dingle

LB

6-3

245

Bowling Green, Ky.

Bowling Green

PeJe’ Harris

WR

6-3

210

Newnan, Ga.

Newnan

Jaylen Jackson

ATH

6-0

195

Brunswick, Ga.

Brunswick

Quez Jackson

LB

6-1

220

Fort Valley, Ga.

Peach County

Luke Johns

DL

6-5

250

Dalton, Ga.

Southeast Whitfield

Harrison Jump

OL

6-5

260

Statham, Ga.

Prince Avenue Christian School

Jaylon King

DB

6-1

180

La Vergne, Tenn.

Ensworth

Michael Maye

OL

6-3

295

Hoover, Ala.

Hoover

Zakk Mckeehan

OL

6-4

285

St. Francisville, La.

West Feliciana

Austin Smith

DL

6-4

295

McDonough, Ga.

Ola

Dontae Smith

AB

5-11

185

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Spring Hill

Charlie Thomas

DB

6-2

190

Thomasville, Ga.

Thomasville

Juanyeh Thomas

DB

6-3

205

Niceville, Fla.

Niceville

Zamari Walton

DB

6-3

175

Melbourne, Fla.

Melbourne Central Catholic

Tijai Whatley

AB

6-2

195

Rome, Ga.

Darlington School