The 11 Best Recruits Signed By A Big Ten School For The 2017 Class

The Big Ten is known for landing some of the very best recruits in the country, and while every Big Ten coach would love to land a class consisting of only five-star recruits, that's just not how recruiting works. However, some very talented recruits have already pledged their services to Big Ten schools. A big tip of the hat to 247Sports, as their composite rankings were used. Here are the 11 highest-rated recruits that have already committed to Big Ten schools:

11) QB Dylan McCaffrey - Michigan Wolverines

The first player on this list is McCaffrey, the younger brother of Stanford Cardinal star RB Christian McCaffrey. He is the No. 4 pro-style QB in the nation and the No. 51 overall recruit. 

10) S Isaiah Pryor - Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes went into Florida to land Pryor, a four-star safety, from IMG Academy. Pryor is the No. 48 overall recruit in the nation and the No. 5 safety. He committed back in July 2015. 

9) RB J.K. Dobbins - Ohio State Buckeyes

Dobbins is technically an "all-purpose back," meaning he's more than just a running back. He has speed and can contribute on returns as well. He's the No. 40 overall player in the country and the top all-purpose back. 

8) WR Tyjon Lindsey - Ohio State Buckeyes

Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 161-pound slot receiver committed to the Buckeyes in August, and despite being the No. 6 wide receiver in the country, he's only the second-best wideout in Ohio State's class. Still, it was a steal for the Buckeyes to go into Las Vegas and grab the top-ranked player in the state of Nevada.

7) DE Chase Young - Ohio State Buckeyes

More Buckeyes! As you can probably tell already, Ohio State is dominating this recruiting class (which is why they have the top class in the country). Young, the top-ranked player in the state of Maryland and No. 2 weak-side defensive end in the class, committed to Ohio State in July over the in-state Terps.

6) DE Joshua Kaindoh - Maryland Terrapins

What, not Ohio State? One big player Maryland did get is Kaindoh, who would've been the top-ranked player in Maryland had he not left his hometown of Essex. The 6-foot-6, 256-pounder committed to Maryland in April. He is the No. 2 strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 27 overall prospect.

5) DE A.J. Epenesa - Iowa Hawkeyes 

That's right, it's a rare five-star recruit for Iowa, as Epenesa is the No. 23 player in the nation. Hailing from Illinois, he committed to Iowa in January. He's the nation's top strong-side DE.  

4) CB Shaun Wade - Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes already have a pledge from Wade, the No. 4 CB in the nation. Ohio State went into Jacksonville, FL to land Wade, who is the No. 21 overall recruit. Several southern schools are still pushing hard for Wade.  

3) WR Trevon Grimes - Ohio State Buckeyes

The top receiver in Ohio State's class is the No. 3 wideout and No. 16 overall player in the country. He also committed to Ohio State in August.

2) OG Wyatt Davis - Ohio State Buckeyes

Davis is the first two two linemen at the top of this list, and both are going to Ohio State. He is the top ranked guard and No. 16 overall player in the country, and the No. 6 player in the state of California. He committed to the Buckeyes in June.

1) OT Josh Myers - Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes are once again keeping Ohio's top recruit in-state. Myers is the nation's No. 3 OT and No. 10 overall player. At 6-foot-6, 290-pounds, he could be a starter earlier in his time in Columbus. 

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