Oh what a difference a week can make. We're now down to the final weekend before National Signing Day, and the recruiting class rankings are starting to see some shakeups. Some high-profile de-commitments and teams working double-time to reel in new recruits have lead to a game of musical chairs in the MAC recruiting class rankings.
A week agoToledo was firmly in second place, and had momentum swinging its way towards knocking off WMU as the top recruiting class. But after losing 3-star QB Travis Smith to Wake Forest (among others), the Rockets have slid down to No. 4. Buffalo now holds down the second best class in the MAC, despite losing a highly sought after commitment as well. The Bulls have picked up steam as of late, and currently have the second largest class.
Ball State just keeps hanging around the top. At this point it's fair to say that no matter what, Pete Lembo is going to bring in a Top 5 MAC class this year. Ohio and Northern Illinois flip-flopped this week, but are literally just fractions of a point apart from one another. However, NIU does keep losing commitments, which should be a cause for concern not just in the short term, but in the long run when it comes to Rod Carery's success in DeKalb. If a one-win team such as WMU can hang on to recruits far better than a team that played in its fourth-straight MAC Championship game, that could be trouble.
At the bottom of the rankings Eastern Michigan has actually leap-frogged Kent State, leaving the Flashes with the worst 2014 recruiting class in the MAC as things currently stand. Chris Creighton has been on a tear lately, hauling in commitments from several promising prospects.
Anyway, let's look at the 247Sports Composite Rankings:
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For those interested in seeing how the MAC is stacking up nationally, we'll do something about that next week. For now, stay on top of all MAC recruiting news by keeping tabs on our MAC Football Recruiting Hub