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Power Ranking the 2015 Big Ten football signing classes

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11. Iowa Hawkeyes

6795922Class Total: 21 players

Breakdown:

5* players: 0
4* players: 1
3* players: 18

Iowa Hawkeyes fans had to be feeling left out on national signing day, mainly because most of the biggest targets it had in the 2015 class went elsewhere. Not only that, but most of them went elsewhere inside the Big Ten West division. That’s a major issue, and one that will require some inward looking at how recruiting is done in Iowa City.

All isn’t lost though, as the Hawkeyes managed one great one in this class — 4-star center James Daniels. Iowa beat both Alabama and Ohio State for the Warren, Ohio native and he just so happens to be a player who can come in and make a difference right away.

Iowa also did exactly what the Gophers couldn’t, keeping a lock down on most of the talent in the state of Iowa. Highlighting that group include twin offensive linemen Landan and Levi Paulsen. The Hawkeyes landed seven of the top 10 in the state overall.

The Hawkeyes are never going to be that flashy on the recruiting trail, but coming in at No.

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Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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