In our Missouri Valley Football Conference recruiting rankings, it's no surprise to see North Dakota State with the No. 1 class and South Dakota State not far behind. The two programs combine for 12 of the 30 top commitments/signees in the Valley (NDSU 7, SDSU 5).
But when looking at the best of the best MVFC recruits, Northern Iowa really stands out.
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The Panthers have five recruits in the Top 30 rankings, and three of them are in the Top 6: No. 2 Cameron Baker (LB), No. 4 Nate Martens (QB) and No. 6 Logan Wolf (WR). All three signed during the December early signing period.
Wolf and Baker each had offers from Iowa and a few other FBS schools while Martens, a three-star QB, had offers from Syracuse and Temple.
UNI has been a perennial FCS playoff team over the last handful of years. But NDSU and SDSU have climbed over the Panthers in the Valley standings. UNI hit a few home runs in this recruiting class as signs point to a bright future for a proud program looking to get back to the top.