A team is only as good as the players it puts on the field. Even Bear Bryant could only do so much without smart, talented athletes to make the plays and win the games.
Thankfully, the Big Ten is long on both good coaches and quality players, and this incoming recruiting class is no exception. Some of the best recruits in the nation will be suiting up for teams in the Midwest over the next few years.
Let's take a quick look at the five best incoming Big Ten recruits so far (I know we still have a few days until signing day) and what impact those players could have as early as September.