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Four-star defensive end Caleb Tannor signed with Nebraska on Wednesday, providing a good boost for the class.

Nebraska 2018 recruiting rankings: Where the Huskers class ranks nationally, in conference

National Signing Day has come and gone for Nebraska football. Overall, the Huskers signed four uncommitted prospects and all six of their commitments on National Signing Day. That leaves the Huskers with 24 members in its 2018 recruiting class.

Let’s find out how this crop of prospects stacks up compared to the rest of the nation and the Big Ten.

Where Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class ranks nationally

Not long after Scott Frost and his staff took over at Nebraska, the Huskers’ class ranked 89th in the country.

A couple of months can make all the difference in the world.

As of late Wednesday, Nebraska’s class ranked No. 22 in the nation. Tennessee, which Nebraska has battled on the recruiting trail the last couple months, finished at No. 20. Michigan finished just ahead of the Huskers at No. 21 and North Carolina finished at No. 23.

Where Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class ranks in the Big Ten

When Nebraska’s class was bottoming out in early December, the Huskers sat dead last in the Big Ten’s recruiting standings.

That no longer is the case. The Huskers ranked fourth in the Big Ten at the end of Signing Day.

The Huskers have the top class in the Big Ten West and are three spots ahead of Minnesota, which sits at No. 7 in the conference.

Where Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class ranks historically

All data is from the 247Sports composite rankings.

Year National ranking Conference rank (Big Ten since 2011) Average player rating
2010 26 5 .8729
2011 16 2 .8832
2012 32 4 .8791
2013 22 3 .8675
2014 35 6 .8495
2015 30 4 .8616
2016 26 5 .8686
2017 23 5 .8781
2018 22 4 .8768

For more context, the Huskers’ 2008 class ranked 24th in the country and fourth in the Big 12 (.8406 average player rating), while the 2009 class ranked 40th overall and ninth in the Big 12.

As you can see, Nebraska’s final rankings are consistent with the results of the last decade, save for a few outliers.

The 2014 class is important to look at because that was the most recent transition class, which is when a coaching change occurs after the season. For obvious reasons, it serves as a good comparison for this year’s class. By those standards, Frost and his staff excelled mightily.

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