National Signing Day is less than a month away. For every school, that means it’s crunch time.

With the B1G trying to finish the recruiting season strong, here’s a look at the top five uncommitted targets that are still considering B1G schools (rankings according to

1. Rashan Gary, DL (Paramus, NJ)

2016 overall ranking: No. 1 (No. 1 DL)

B1G schools in mix: Michigan, Ohio State

Schools visited/visiting: Michigan (Sept. 25), Ole Miss (Nov. 21), Auburn (Nov. 28), USC (Jan. 15)

247sports crystal ball: Michigan 70%

Latest developments: The nation’s top 2016 recruit has in-home visits with Jim Harbaugh, Urban Meyer, Dabo Sweeney, Gus Malzahn and Nick Saban before signing day. To say that Gary is in high demand would be the understatement of the century. He did say at the Under Armour All-America game that he has a trip to Michigan planned to see best friend and early UM enrollee Kareem Walker. Gary hasn’t given a favorite, which means it could come down to which coach impresses him with the in-home visits. Who knows what kind of stops Harbaugh and Meyer will pull out when they get their shot at Gary.

Expected announcement date: Feb. 3 on National Signing Day

2. Isaac Nauta, TE (Buford, GA)

2016 overall ranking: No. 9 (No. 1 TE)

B1G schools in mix: Michigan

Schools visited/visiting: Georgia (Oct. 3), Michigan (Oct. 17), Ole Miss (Oct. 24), Alabama (Nov. 7), Oklahoma State (Nov. 28)

247sports crystal ball: Georgia 79%

Latest developments: The former Florida State commit put Michigan on his final three in December. The Wolverines will be competing with the likes of favorite Georgia and Alabama for the nation’s top tight end prospect. It’s worth noting that Nauta put the Wolverines in his final three after Jake Butt announced he was coming back to school. Michigan’s best card to play could be its prominent use of the pass-catching tight end in Harbaugh’s system.

Expected announcement date: Saturday, Jan. 9 at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

3. Mecole Hardman Jr., ATH (Elberton, GA) 

2016 overall ranking: No. 21 (No. 1 ATH)

B1G schools in mix: Michigan

Schools visited/visiting: Miami (Sept. 18), Michigan (Nov. 28), TCU (Jan. 22)

247sports crystal ball: Georgia 67%

Latest developments: The top 2016 athlete actually came out and said that Alabama was the favorite. He released a top six that also included Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Tennessee. He said that he was tight with former Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who was rumored for the Michigan DC opening. But instead, he was hired by Alabama, who will remain the favorites to land Hardman barring some unforeseen shakeup.

Expected announcement date: Feb. 3 on National Signing Day

4. Rashard Lawrence, DT (Monroe, LA)

2016 overall ranking: No. 22 (No. 5 DT)

B1G schools in mix: Ohio State

Schools visited/visiting: UCLA (Oct. 3), Ohio State (Oct. 17)

247sports crystal ball: LSU 100%

Latest developments: The five-star defensive tackle is down to LSU and Ohio State thanks to a late push from the Buckeyes. After he visited Columbus for the Penn State game, he said that Larry Johnson has been in constant contact with him and that the two have developed a close relationship. According to, Meyer has never signed a Louisiana recruit, even dating back to his Florida days. Ohio State’s ability to make Lawrence the first could come down to whether or not former Wisconsin and new LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda sells Lawrence on his vision.

Expected announcement date: Before National Signing Day

5. Nate Craig-Myers, WR (Tampa, FL)

2016 overall ranking: No. 33 (No. 3 WR)

B1G schools in mix: Maryland

Schools visited/visting: North Carolina (Sept. 18), Auburn (Jan. 15), Ole Miss (Jan. 29)

247sports crystal ball: Florida 41%

Latest developments: The Terps are in Craig-Myers’ final six, which includes four SEC schools. The former Auburn commit has been vocal about his desire to play with Maryland four-star QB commit Dwayne Haskins. But Haskins himself, though he remains committed to the Terps, is taking a closer look at other schools. Florida is the perceived favorite, especially after landing four-star QB Feleipe Franks. But if D.J. Durkin can hold on to Haskins after the loss of Mike Locksley, there’s a chance it could be quite the two-for-one deal.

Expected announcement date: Feb. 3 on National Signing Day