A look at recent Gophers recruiting classes, from 247sports’ composite ranking, and the head coach or coaches who recruited that class:
Year Coach(es) Rank
2018* P.J. Fleck 11th
2017 Fleck/Tracy Claeys** 58th
2016 Claeys/Jerry Kill*** 46th
2015 Kill 63rd
2014 Kill 57th
2013 Kill 66th
2012 Kill 59th
* As of April 17. The rankings for this class change by the day, but the Gophers have been in the top 15 for weeks.
** Fleck took over at Minnesota on Jan. 6 and closed out the 2017 class before signing day on Jan. 31.
*** Kill retired for health reasons on Oct. 28, 2015, when the 2016 class was coming together. Claeys was interim and then permanent head coach to replace Kill.