The 2016 recruiting class, as well as some of the new players, are expected to be among the best classes ever for Nebraska and Ohio State.
The Huskers have been recruiting well in the past, and the Buckeyes and Spartans have done well in recruiting, but they are now coming off a year where they went 4-8 in the Big Ten and lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.
The 2017 recruiting class could provide Nebraska a big boost in recruiting and has a few players that will have to prove they can get better in order to get better.1.
QB Josh Jackson, Oklahoma: The Husker offense was pretty explosive last year and Jackson is one of the best players in the nation.
The senior was a three-star prospect and had a strong senior season for the Sooners.
He’s a dual-threat quarterback that can make plays in the passing game.
He can play a dual threat position and can be a runner, too.
He also has some skills to throw the ball and run the ball.
His arm talent is something the Huskers need to keep in mind if they want to have a successful recruiting class.2.
DE/OLB Michael Hill, Clemson: Hill has been a monster on the defensive side of the ball for Clemson this season, as he has 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in nine games.
Hill is a big, physical defensive end that can get to the quarterback.
He will need to prove he can play the linebacker spot in the NFL.3.
RB Christian Wilkins, Florida State: Wilkins is a dynamic runner who has good speed, but he can also get to a receiver and make plays on the ball when he has space.
He has a good feel for the offense and is a good pass catcher.4.
WR/DB Christian Jones, Michigan: Jones has the speed to play outside linebacker, but is a natural at defensive end.
He is athletic enough to be a third-down pass rusher, and has some playmaking skills.
He could be a good signing for Ohio State as the Buckeye’s depth at outside linebacker could be tested.5.
LB/S Eric Krasno, UCLA: Krasnof is a strong player with the potential to become a starter in the league.
He played both outside linebacker and inside linebacker last year.
He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and will be a huge part of UCLA’s offense this season.6.
WR Josh Jones, Oregon: Jones is a speedy receiver that will need time to develop as a receiver.
The 6-foot-4 receiver has the size and length to play the slot position.
He does have some playmakers to throw to and can run with the ball in his hands.7.
OT Jordan Williams, Arizona: Williams is a power tackle who has been able to develop his ability to be one of those linemen that can move around the line of scrimmage.
He did not play many snaps last year due to a torn ACL but he will get some playing time this season and he is a player who has the ability to play tackle.8.
LB Josh Harvey-Clemons, Florida: Harvey-Clark is a physical player with good speed and length.
He started off at Florida and was a fifth-round recruit coming into his junior year.
His athleticism will help him develop into a strong pass rusher in the pros.9.
DE Malik McDowell, Florida Atlantic: McDowell was a late signing for the Gators last year, but it was a big mistake because the Hurricanes had a good recruiting class in the class.
McDowell is a five or six-star defensive end out of the University of Miami.10.
RB/DE Nick Chubb, Georgia: Chubb is a very talented player with some upside.
He rushed for 1,859 yards last year for a total of 3,938 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He ran the ball well, had good speed as a run-stuffer, and could play the quarterback if he can stay healthy.11.
WR De’Andre Johnson, Oklahoma State: Johnson had a big senior season with 1,096 yards and eight touchdowns, but his sophomore year could have been much better if he was able to play more.
He had to deal with an ankle injury that ended his season early and he had to sit out the first three games of the season.12.
LB Brandon Bair, Texas: Bair had a great junior season and is one the best linebackers in the country.
He finished with 6.5 tackles for loss, 12 tackles for a loss and two forced fumblings.13.
LB Michael Bennett, Wisconsin: Bennett is a special athlete with a lot of playmaking ability.
He needs to continue to develop and make strides to make an impact as a linebacker.14.
TE Kyle Rudolph, OklahomaState: Rudolph was the most impressive tight end in the