Where IU's '14 falls in the Scout Rankings

Here's a look at where Kevin Wilson's 26-man class ranks in the Big Ten and nationally.

Kevin Wilson and Indiana reeled in a 26-man recruiting class on Wednesday, and for the second year in a row, it's pretty impressive.

Wilson signed two four-star recruits, including Pike wide receiver Dominique Booth, and he has a class that ranks eighth out of 14 Big Ten schools (including Rutgers and Maryland) and 44th nationally.

Why is that significant? Well, it continues a stretch where the Hoosiers have signed a higher ranked class with each passing season. Each of the last two years, Indiana signed the ninth-best class in the Big Ten, and that was when the conference only had 12 teams.

Going back to 2009, here's a look at the numbers.

2009: 9th-best class in the Big Ten (out of 11), and 65th overall.

2010: !0th in the Big Ten (out of 11), and 59th overall.

2011: 9th in the Big Ten (out of 12), and 58th overall.

2012: 9th in the Big Ten (out of 12), and 53rd overall.

2013: 9th in the Big Ten (out of 12), and 49th overall.

2014: 8th in the Big Ten (out of 14), and 44th overall.

Also note that this year's numbers come with only 23 of the 26 recruits in the system. So they could change slightly once the numbers are updated.

Here are links to the national and conference numbers for the 2014 class so you can examine them yourselves.

2014 Football National Rankings

2014 Football Big Ten Rankings

As one reporter brought up at Wednesday's press conference, Indiana could sign as many as 28 players in the '14 class, meaning two spots are still open for late signees. Wilson addressed that issue, as well as talked about DB Donovan Clark, in the embedded video player below.


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