College football recruiting: Top 10 2015 Big Ten classes

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

With college football, basketball and hockey all having completed their seasons, the attention of fans everywhere now turns to recruiting. And the biggest recruiting following and interest there in the nation is college football recruiting.

The Big Ten is long known for pulling in some of the top recruits in the nation, with some of the oldest, winningest and most recognizable school names in all of college sports. In 2014, the B1G had two teams in the top 20 classes — Ohio State and Michigan — and four more that made it in the to nation’s top 40 classes in Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Big Ten schools are going to find recruiting to be a little more competitive this year with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers, who will both be vying for recruits in many of the same regions as some existing teams.

There could be some movers and shakers in the recruiting rankings coming out of the Big Ten this year, with former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin now at the helm of the Penn State football program, and Michigan State being picked as one of the favorites to come away with a conference championship.

Here’s a look at the top 10 Big Ten classes of 2015 right now, with comparison rankings between 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN.com team rankings.

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