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Whose recruiting fortunes rose/fell most from 2015 to 2016?

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Michigan commit Kareem Walker talks with BTN

Let’s turn the clock back one year and look at the Big Ten recruiting rankings for from 247Sports. Whose fortunes rose? Whose fell?

Eight of the 14 teams rose in the ranking by 247Sports from 2015 to 2016. The team that made the biggest jump was Michigan, which went from No. 48 to No. 5, a rise of 43 places. Having over a year to woo this class was a boon for Jim Harbaugh. Will he one day land the nation’s No. 1 class? He may. The next biggest jump was made by Minnesota, which made a jump of 15 slots from No. 63 to No. 48. Maryland’s nine spot jump (51 to 42) also was impressive.

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Big Ten links: Could Iowa get medical redshirt for DL Ott?

NCAA Football: Northern Iowa at Iowa

Kirk Ferentz discuss this year's recruiting class

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Could Iowa’s Drew Ott get a fifth season of eligibility? Nebraska looks like it upgraded their pass coverage defense. There is QB news at Ohio State and Wisconsin. Plus, No Big Ten school inked a better collection of wideouts than Michigan State. Let’s get into all of Friday’s Big Ten headlines now.

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Top moments for Iowa from Signing Day

Feb 3, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Renaissance High Schools offensive tackle Alaric Jackson signed a letter of intent to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa during national signing day at the Horatio Williams Foundation headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press via USA TODAY NETWORK

Alaric Jackson commits to Iowa

Fresh off an undefeated regular season, a spot in the Big Ten Championship, and a Rose Bowl appearance, the Iowa Hawkeyes had a successful Signing Day.

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