Big Ten National Signing Day 2016 Digest

In college football, nothing beats National Signing Day — well, nothing aside from actual games, I guess. Big Ten logo

So much can happen on the first Wednesday of every February, keeping up can be hard, so here’s a look at some of the things that went down in the Big Ten.

The Big Ten looked to be headed for a historically great year until MSU and PSU slipped down the stretch.

Ohio State remains around 40 percent Ohio signees under Meyer.

James Franklin signed his lowest-ranked class so far at PSU but nabbed 2 five-stars.

Harbaugh signed a much better class than last year of course but it wasn’t quite as good as Brady Hoke’s first.

Michigan State ended up with the No. 18 class in the country for the second year in a row and had surprisingly few Michigan or Ohio recruits.

Iowa signed its best class since 2011, and Wisconsin signed its best class… ever?

Urban Meyer added two more prospects on signing day and said he had no complaints about a drama-free morning.

Which Buckeye is most likely to have an early impact? 

Despite late rumblings Clemson was threatening to take him away, Michigan landed top recruit Rashan Gary.

Michigan won the Lavert Hill sweepstakes over Michigan State and Penn State.

Which new Wolverine is most likely to have an early impact?

Why was Lou Holtz in Ann Arbor? 

The kicker Jim Harbaugh spent the night with signed with Michigan.

A Michigan target picked Notre Dame, citing better post-football options.

But Michigan raided New Jersey, and a look at new coach Chris Ash’s first Rutgers recruiting class gives some indication about how hard it might be for him to keep the Wolverines and other powerhouse programs out of his new home state.

Which new Spartan is most likely to play a big role early?

Nebraska’s class included few Nebraskans but several Californians.

Maryland ended up with a few gems despite its coaching change.

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