One quick look at the Big Ten teams in the national recruiting rankings and one will have to search deep to find conference teams not named Ohio State or Penn State in the rankings. However, with national signing day coming up, there is a chance many schools could make a decent run up the rankings.
Despite the lack of top-level classes, B1G teams are involved in some big battles for players who will announce decisions on national signing day. Some could be game-changers for classes and others would help stop some late bleeding for specific teams.
The Big Ten doesn’t have a lot of hats on tables when ESPNU airs decisions on Wednesday, but there will be a few battles that could be won on the day.
Here are the five names you should be watching for come national signing day 2015.