The classes of the Kill-Claeys Era
A look at how Rivals.com has rated Gophers classes since 2011 when former coach Jerry Kill took over, and how the team finished each season:
Class Rank; Big Ten Rec.; Big Ten Notable recruits
2011 52nd; ninth (of 12) 3-9; 2-6 (11th) David Cobb, Cedric Thompson
Kill and staff, hired in Dec. of 2010, had less than two months to work up their first group.
2012 72nd; 12th 6-7; 2-6 (ninth) Maxx Williams, Philip Nelson, Mitch Leidner
Nelson was a big get, but his Gophers career ended with a Jan. 2014 transfer.
2013 61st; 12th 8-5; 4-4 (sixth) Damien Wilson, Drew Wolitarsky, Berkley Edwards
Two-stars Wilson, Jalen Myrick, Ryan Santoso were steals. Edwards has left the program.
2014 52nd; eighth (of 14) 8-5; 5-3 (fifth) Jeff Jones, Steven Richardson, Gaelin Elmore
Jones, Kill's lone four-star get at Minnesota, has transferred to Iowa Western Community College.
2015 52nd; ninth 6-7; 2-6 (ninth) Shannon Brooks, Tyler Moore, Demry Croft
Using 247Sports.com's composite ranking, Kill's last class were all three-star recruits.
2016 46th; ninth TBD Carter Coughlin, Seth Green, Sam Schlueter
Possible 2016 impact players for Tracy Claeys: JUCO guards Vincent Calhoun and Garrison Wright.