Nebraska led the way with 10 signings on Wednesday. Ohio State and Illinois each inked five players. Every school signed at least one player on Wednesday expect for Minnesota, which inked none.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ohio State has the top recruiting class in the Big Ten. It’s the seventh consecutive year the Buckeyes have sat on top of the Big Ten recruiting board, which just happens to parallel the arrival of Urban Meyer in Columbus.
The dust is settling on the first early-signing period for college football. And this much is clear: Ohio State is cleaning up, owning the No. 1 class not just in the Big Ten … but in the nation, per 247.com. It’s the first time in this millennium that a Big Ten team has sat on top of the national rankings.
Penn State was one of the biggest winners of Wednesday's early national signing day. Not only did James Franklin sign another heralded class, but he inked five-star defensive end, the top player at his position in the nation, Micah Parsons.
The wheels are in motion for an early signing period in college football. You knew it was coming. The big question: What took so long? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the possible pros and cons of such a move.
We had 247Sports.com national writer Kevin Ryan answer some followup National Signing Day questions for BTN.com, and he broke down the Big Ten's recruiting class.
Well, it's over. National Signing Day came and went Wednesday, and there was no shortage of fun moments. Inside, we highlight some of our favorite moments from the day, plus other fun nuggets about the newest Big Ten talents.
Jim Harbaugh moved Michigan's "Signing of the Stars" event from a downtown theater to its basketball arena, incorporating some non-football coaches instead of putting such as Tom Brady, Derek Jeter and Ric Flair on stage with him as he did last year.
With minimal drama, Ohio State signed 21 players on Wednesday, including five rated 5 stars by recruiting analysts. Nine recruits have already enrolled. Analysts say Ohio State's recruiting haul is second only to Alabama.
After losing starting center Brian Gaia and top defensive end Garrett Sickels, who left early for the NFL Draft, the Nittany Lions inked four offensive linemen and four defensive linemen on signing day to bolster their corps.