Wednesday’s National Signing Day came and went, leaving the Indiana football program with its full 2018 recruiting class.
Three-star Florida cornerback Jamar Johnson signed with the Hoosiers, joining the 23 commits who finalized their commitments during the early signing period in December. Every signee is a 3-star prospect.
With the program’s recruiting class now all but finalized, here’s how Indiana in the Big Ten, nationally and historically.
Where Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class ranks nationally
Indiana’s 3-star recruiting class is the 43rd best in the country for 2018, according to 247Sports’ composite team rankings. The Hoosiers are directly behind California and ahead of Purdue.
Of the top 50 teams, Indiana joins No. 36 Iowa, No. 39 Missouri and No. 50 Pittsburgh as the only schools without a 5-star or 4-star recruit. But similar to these other programs, the Hoosiers have a wealth of 3-star prospects to make up for it. They’re one of 9 teams in the top 50 with 24 commitments or more.
Overall, Indiana sits at No. 43 with 187.42 points and ranks ahead of Power 5 schools such as Stanford, Georgia Tech, Iowa State and Arkansas.
Where Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class ranks in the Big Ten
Entering National Signing Day, Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class ranked 10th out of 14 Big Ten teams, according to 247Sports.
Ohio State, which has landed two 5-star recruits and a whopping 19 4-star commitments, is first in the conference by a large margin. Following the Buckeyes are Penn State and Michigan, which both have at least 8 4-star recruits, while Nebraska and Maryland round out the top 5. Then its Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
And after Indiana, there’s Purdue, Illinois, Rutgers and Northwestern.
Indiana also has one of the biggest recruiting classes in the Big Ten. Minnesota leads the conference with 26 recruits, while the Hoosiers, Buckeyes and Boilermakers are tied for second with 24 commits.
However, the Hoosiers are one of three Big Ten schools without a 5- or 4-star recruit. The other two are No. 8 Iowa and No. 13 Rutgers.
Where Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class ranks historically
Barring a major collapse, Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class will finish as one of the program’s top classes of the past decade, according to 247Sports.
Aside from 2013, when the Hoosiers ranked No. 42 nationally with 190.33 points, they haven’t been this high in the national rankings and in points for quite some time. The 2018 class is currently 43rd in the country with 187.42 points.
After that, the next best class came in 2014 when the school finished No. 48 nationally.
The list below shows how the past 10 Indiana recruiting class have fared, both in the Big Ten and nationally, according to 247Sports:
- 2018: Ranked No. 43 nationally, No. 10 in the Big Ten and had 187.42 points.
- 2017: Ranked No. 62 nationally, No. 13 in the Big Ten and had 167.99 points.
- 2016: Ranked No. 53 nationally, No. 11 in the Big Ten and had 172.23 points.
- 2015: Ranked No. 53 nationally, No. 9 in the Big Ten and had 175.35 points.
- 2014: Ranked No. 48 nationally, No. 9 in the Big Ten and had 180.46 points.
- 2013: Ranked No. 42 nationally, No. 8 in the Big Ten and had 190.33 points.
- 2012: Ranked No. 57 nationally, No. 11 in the Big Ten and had 175.53 points.
- 2011: Ranked No. 55 nationally, No. 11 in the Big Ten and had 158.62 points.
- 2010: Ranked No. 77 nationally, No. 14 in the Big Ten and had 164.39 points.
- 2009: Ranked No. 66 nationally, No. 13 in the Big Ten and had 163.75 points.