What every B1G West coach said about his 2017 recruiting class
National Signing Day was relatively calm in the B1G West.
There weren’t many surprises or last-second decisions, minimizing the amount of suspense the division endured.
But there were still some storylines to pay attention to on Wednesday.
Nebraska had the most interesting of the seven teams in the division, the highest-ranked class in the West. The most notable commit of the day for the Huskers was 5-foot-9 receiver Tyjon Lindsey, the seventh-ranked receiver of 2017.
Aside from Nebraska’s big day, there was a lot of focus on the three newest members of the B1G West, as well.
Lovie Smith, P.J. Fleck and Jeff Brohm all took part in their first National Signing Day as coaches in B1G. And Smith – who had a full year – was the winner of the three newest coaches, reeling in a class ranked 43rd in the nation.
Iowa, Wisconsin and Northwestern did what they always do. Those programs pieced together solid classes, but nothing too extravagant. But you know all of these classes will develop into competitive groups in the near future.
Here’s what every coach from the B1G West had to say about his 2017 recruiting class (rankings are from 247 Sports as of 2:30 p.m. ET).
B1G ranking: 9
National ranking: 43
B1G ranking: 7
National ranking: 40
B1G ranking: 12
National ranking: 57
B1G ranking: 5
National ranking: 23
B1G ranking: 10
National ranking: 46
B1G ranking: 14
National ranking: 67
B1G ranking: 11
National ranking: 47