The National signing day for the 2017 class came and went just a few days ago, but if you're not already looking at what to expect in the 2018 classes, then you're behind the times. The Nebraska Football team wants to show that it really can recruit with the big boys, and, at least for now, when it comes to class rankings, it's doing just that. The Huskers are ranked third in the Big Ten and first in the Big Ten West when looking at the early 2018 recruiting class rankings.

Kings of the Big Ten West

Leading their division is nothing new for the Nebraska football team.

The Huskers won the West in the 2016 and 2017 classes. Sooner or later, that should mean the team is going to start dominating that particular division. Where the Huskers have fallen short, is when going up against the Big Ten East. That division is stacked with recruiting juggernauts Ohio State and Michigan. Penn State has risen from the ashes as well and has become yet another team that is giving the big boys a run for their money. The Huskers finished fifth overall in the Big Ten 2017 rankings, behind Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and the surprise team in Maryland. This year it's looking a bit different early on.

Can Nebraska keep it up?

In the early 2018 recruiting class rankings, the Nebraska football team is behind only Penn State and Michigan State.

The Nittany Lions, by the way, currently have the number one ranked class in the country as they already have 10 commits and eight of those are 4-star and higher. The Huskers have three commits in their class so far, with TE Cameron Jurgens and DT Masry Mapieu coming from in-state. Their third commit is four-star cornerback Eric Fuller.

The third spot in the Big Ten means the Nebraska football team is currently ranked ahead of Ohio State and Michigan. While it seems unlikely that run is going to continue for the entire recruiting cycle, it should be pointed out they have a head of steam. The Huskers are already inside the Top 25, ranked 17th in the entire country.