Big Ten signing day, at a glance

A team-by-team glance at the Big Ten's 2015 recruiting class:

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ILLINOIS

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Nashville, Tenn.

Best of the rest: Gabe Megginson, OL, Jacksonville, Ill.; Jamal Milan, DT, Chicago; Patrick Nelson, DB, Chicago.

Late addition: Cameron Watkins, DB, Madison, Tenn.

One that got away: Dominic Sheppard, LB, Miami, Fla. He committed to Virginia.

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INDIANA

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Jordan Howard, RB, transfer from UAB.

Best of the rest: Tyler Green, DB, Hyattsville, Md; Marqui Hawkins, WR, transfer from UAB; Austin King, QB, Alpharetta, Ga; Isaac James, WR, Carmel, Ind.; Brandon Knight, OL, Noblesville, Ind.; Leon Thornton, WR, Lombard, Ill.

Late addition: Camion Patrick, WR, East Mississippi CC.

One that got away: Tommy Stevens, QB, Indianapolis. Signed with Penn State.

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IOWA

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: James Daniels, C, Warren, Ohio. Brother of Hawkeyes RB LeShun Daniels.

Best of the rest: Landan Paulsen, OG, Moville, Iowa; Levi Paulsen, OT, Moville, Iowa; Drew Cook, QB, Iowa City, Iowa; Jack Hockaday, DB, Maroa, Ill.

Late addition: Eric Graham, RB, Prattville, Ala. Rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and earned all-state honors for Autauga Academy. Coach Kirk Ferentz offered a scholarship after Graham visited last weekend.

One that got away: Karan Higdon, RB, Sarasota, Fla. A late push by new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh swayed Higdon toward the Wolverines.

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MARYLAND

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Adam McLean, DT, Gaithersburg, Md.

Best of the rest: D.J. Moore, WR, Philadelphia, Pa.

Late addition: Quarvez Boulware, OG, Washington.

One that got away: Isaiah Prince, OT, Greenbelt, Md. Signed with Ohio State.

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MICHIGAN

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Brian Cole, WR, Saginaw, Mich.

Best of the rest: Tyree Kinnel, DB, Huber Heights, Ohio.

Late addition: Tyrone Wheatley Jr., TE, Buffalo, N.Y.

One that got away: Mike Weber, RB, Detroit. He picked Ohio State.

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MICHIGAN STATE

Top 25 Class: Yes.

Best in class: LJ Scott, RB, Hubbard, Ohio.

Best of the rest: Raequan Williams, DL, Chicago.

Late addition: Cassius Peat, DE, Chandler, Ariz.

One that got away: Quart'e Sapp, LB, Alpharetta, Ga. He chose Tennessee.

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MINNESOTA

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Dior Johnson, DB, Southfield, Mich.

Best of the rest: Tyler Moore, C, Galena Park, Texas; Quinn Oseland, OT, Springfield, Ill.; Demry Croft, QB, Rockford, Ill.; Bronson Dovich, OT, Chaska, Minnesota; Jonathan Femi-Cole, RB, Vaughn, Ontario.

Late addition: Winston DeLattiboudere III, DE, Ellicott City, Maryland. Didn't make commitment known until Sunday. Played his entire senior season as a 16-year-old.

One that got away: Jamal Milan, DT, Chicago. Waited until Wednesday to choose Illinois.

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NEBRASKA

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Eric Lee, CB, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Best of the rest: Jalin Barnett, OL, Lawton, Okla.; Avery Anderson, CB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Late addition: Adrienne Talan, LB, Davie, Fla. He was considering Pittsburgh and Temple.

One that got away: Kendall Bussey, RB, New Orleans. He signed with Texas A&M.

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NORTHWESTERN

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Jordan Thompson, DL, Cincinnati.

Best of the rest: Charlie Fessler, WR, Erie, Pa.

Late addition: Flynn Nagel, WR, Lemont, Ill.

One that got away: Zach Allen, DL, New Canaan, Conn. Picked Boston College.

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OHIO STATE

Top 25 Class: Yes.

Best in class: Justin Hilliard, LB, Cincinnati.

Best of the rest: Torrance Gibson, QB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla; Jerome Baker, LB, Cleveland; Dre'Mont Jones, DE, Cleveland.

Late addition: Five players came around in the final 12 hours, including Gibson, Mike Weber, RB, and Joshua Alabi, DT, of Detroit; K.J. Hill, WR, North Little Rock, Ark.; and Isaiah Prince, OL, Greenbelt, Md.

One that got away: Porter Gustin, LB, Salem Hills, Utah. He chose USC.

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PENN STATE

Top 25 Class: Yes.

Best in class: Saquon Barkley, RB, Coplay, Pa.

Best of the rest: Sterling Jenkins, OT, Pittsburgh; Manny Bowen, LB, Barnegat, N.J., Garrett Taylor, CB, Richmond, Va.

Late addition: Kevin Givens, DL, Altoona, Pa. He was leaning toward Pittsburgh.

One that got away: Brandon Wimbush, QB, Jersey City, N.J. He signed with Notre Dame.

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PURDUE

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Markell Jones, RB, Columbus, Ind.

Best of the rest: Wyatt Cook, LB, Owings Mills, Md; Anthony Mahoungou, WR, Coalinga, Calif.; Elijah Sindelar, QB, Princeton, Ky.; Larry Wells, OT, Kenton, Ohio; Eddy Wilson, DT, West Bloomfield, Mich.

Late addition: Fred Brown, DT, Boutte, La.

One that got away: DE Chazmyn Turner, Mooresville, N.C. Verbally committed but held off signing Wednesday.

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RUTGERS

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Marques Ford, DL, Riverview, Fla.

Best of the rest: Blessuan Austin, DB, New York City.

Late addition: Jarius Adams, DB, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

One that got away: Juwan Johnson, WR, Glassboro, N.J. Brother of former Rutgers star George Johnson who signed with Penn State.

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WISCONSIN

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: Jordan Stevenson, RB, Dallas.

Best of the rest: Kyle Penniston, TE, Orange, Calif.

Late addition: Arrington Farrar, OLB, Atlanta.

One that got away: Nate Howard, DE, St. Louis. Signed with Missouri.

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