Spring Practice is already well underway for Big Ten programs across the nation, but recruiting hasn't been ignored. Recruiting is basically a year-round event, and every Big Ten team is hard at work putting together a strong 2017 recruiting class.
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. With that in mind, here are the 8 Highest Best 2017 Recruits Already Committed To A Big Ten School.
8. DT Haskell Garrett - Ohio State Buckeyes
Get used to seeing Buckeyes on this list, because there are several of them. A four-star recruit, Garrett is the No. 75 player in the nation. He's the No. 4 DT in the nation. He committed back in February, but plenty of big-name schools are still after him.
7. OT Jake Moretti - Ohio State Buckeyes
The Colorado recruit is a four-star prospect. He's the No. 11 OT in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state. Moretti checks in as the No. 60 overall recruit. For more college football coverage, download the Chat Sports App.
6. 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. 7 player from Texas and No. 54 overall player.
5. S Isaiah Pryor - Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes went into Florida to land Pryor, a four-star safety. Pryor is the No. 38 overall recruit in the nation and the No. 3 safety. He committed back in July 2015.
4. QB Dylan McCaffrey - Michigan Wolverines
The first non-Ohio State player is also the first five-star recruit. McCaffrey, the younger brother of Stanford Cardinal star RB Christian McCaffrey, is the No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation. He's the No. 18 overall recruit.
3. DE A.J. Epenesa - Iowa Hawkeyes
That's right, it's a rare five-star recruit for Iowa. Epenesa is the No. 15 player in the nation. Hailing from Illinois, he committed to Iowa in January. He's the nation's top strong-side DE.
2. CB Shaun Wade - Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes already have a pledge from Wade, the No. 3 CB in the nation. Ohio State went into Florida to land Wade, who is the No. 12 overall recruit. Several southern schools are still pushing hard for Wade.
1. OT Josh Myers - Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are once again keeping Ohio's top recruit in-state. Myers is the nation's best OT and No. 3 overall player. At 6-foot-6, 290-pounds, he could be a starter earlier in his time in Columbus.Back to the Big Ten Newsfeed