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The 2018 recruiting class is the first full one for P.J. Fleck.

Minnesota 2018 recruiting rankings: Where the Gophers class ranks nationally, in conference

P.J. Fleck’s first full recruiting class at Minnesota is a big one. The Gophers have xx signees in their class at the end of the 2018 National Signing Day. Most of Minnesota’s 2018 recruiting class inked letters of intent during the early signing period.

Minnesota ended up with a trio of 4-star recruits in its 2018 class in offensive tackle Daniel Faalele, guard Curtis Dunlap and wide receiver Rashod Bateman. Those players gave Minnesota a boost in the rankings and helped the program have a strong class

Minnesota players have an average rating of 0.8617 in the 247Sports composite rankings. Here’s a look at where Fleck’s first full class at Minnesota ranks nationally and in the Big Ten.

(All rankings via the 247Sports composite)

Where Minnesota’s class ranks nationally

Minnesota ended National Signing Day with the No. 37 recruiting class in the nation.

Where Minnesota’s class ranks in the Big Ten

Minnesota’s 2018 recruiting class ranked 7th in the Big Ten. The Gophers, however, had the second-best class out of Big Ten West teams, trailing only Nebraska.

Where Minnesota’s class ranks historically

Minnesota’s 2018 class is the highest-ranked group the Gophers have had since 2009 when their class was ranked No. 35 in the nation. It’s a big upgrade from last year’s rankings, which saw Minnesota finish 59th in the nation and 12th in the Big Ten. The 2018 class marks the first time Minnesota has finished among the top 40 classes in the country since 2009 when the Gophers inked the No. 35 group.

Here’s a look at where the last 10 Minnesota classes ranked nationally and in the Big Ten.

Year Class size National rank Big Ten rank
2017 25 No. 59 No. 12
2016 22 No. 46 No. 8
2015 24 No. 63 No. 13
2014 22 No. 57 No. 11
2013 19 No. 67 No. 14
2012 26 No. 59 No. 12
2011 25 No. 57 No. 12
2010 27 No. 52 No. 9
2009 22 No. 35 No. 8
2008 29 No. 26 No. 5

 

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