The 2017 Rutgers Football recruiting class was by consensus, the best for the Scarlet Knights since the class of 2012. This was impressive considering Chris Ash and his staff were coming off a 2-10 season in 2016, their first on the banks. The mark included a winless Big Ten campaign and several embarrassing blowouts. And yet, their first full year of recruiting yielded fruit, especially in the state of New Jersey.
The class overall at the time* was ranked 42nd nationally per 247 Sports, but since then, the Scarlet Knights have added several players who would have beefed up that ranking significantly, had they come to Rutgers initially.