In light of Zion Williamson's commitment to Duke giving the Blue Devils pledges from the No. 1, 2 and 3 prospects in the 2018 class, since the modern era of recruiting rankings, what would you say has been the best class?

Evan Daniels:

When going over the last 12 years or so, to go with Duke's 2018 recruiting class, the classes that stand out are Kentucky's 2011 class, Kentucky's 2013 class, Duke's 2014 class and Duke's 2017 class.

Kentucky's 2011 class consisted of the nation's top overall recruit and future No. 1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Davis, to go with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Kyle Wiltjer. That group ran through the SEC, finishing 16-0, on their way to a National Championship and a 38-2 record. Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague were all ranked in the top 10, while Wiltjer was a five-star recruit.

From a pure numbers standpoint, Kentucky's 2013 class was ridiculous, as UK pulled in six of the top 24 players in the nation, plus Derek Willis, who would play a big role for them down the line. While this group, led by No. 2 Julius Randle, the Harrison twins and James Young, didn't win a title, they did make the Championship game, before losing to UConn.

Duke's 2014 group has to be under consideration as well, pulling in four of the top 22 players. The class of Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen helped lead Duke to 35-4 record and National Championship in Indianapolis.

While we don't have results for Duke's 2017 class yet, the Blue Devils reeled in No. 1, No. 6, No. 7, No. 17, No. 67 and No. 82 (already transferred). The crown jewel of this class was Marvin Bagley. He's among the prospects being considered to go No. 1 in the NBA Draft.

So the question is does this 2018 Duke class compare to these four?

In short, it certainly does. Cameron Reddish, R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Tre Jones make up four of the top eight prospects in the country. Reddish, Barrett and Williamson have all been rated No. 1 at different points in their high school career. They are the clear best and most reliable prospects in the class. This class has perimeter star power that can really score it, to go with a point guard, who is known for setting the table and his competitiveness. That's a pretty good recipe for success.

While the top three will get majority of the attention, and rightfully so, Jones will be the key. He's the guy that will keep everyone happy. He's the ultimate winner. His brother led Duke to a title, and I think this Jones has a chance to be better than his big bro.

I do think the one thing you have to keep in mind is that every national recruiting class is different and some years are better than others. Some No. 1 players are better than others. For example, Anthony Davis is the best No. 1 of all the classes discussed in this group and he probably directly impacted winning a title more than any other freshman since Carmelo Anthony.

Time will tell if this Duke class is the best recruiting class ever, for now I think you have to go with Kentucky's 2011 group and Duke's 2014 group, primarily because they impacted winning a title so much. But I think this Duke class is better than its 2017 haul and has a chance to be as good as the classes listed.

Brian Snow:

I think this class is the best we've seen on paper. Landing the top three prospects in any class is absolutely absurd, and this is a pretty solid class at the top so that makes it even better.

The only class to me that on paper could challenge is Kentucky's 2013 class which had six five-star prospects, which included 5 in the 247Sports Composite Top 10. That class was incredible, and even if some of those guys didn't quite develop to be the star pros or college players as projected, it was still impressive.

Jerry Meyer:

I started to look through all the number one classes throughout the year, and then I quickly quit. Seemed like a colossal waste of time.

How could there be a better class than one with the first, second, third and eighth ranked prospects in the country with the lowest ranked prospect being the No. 1 ranked point guard in the country in Jones. The top three ranked players can cover three positions in combination together from the two to the five. And to top it all off, No. 1 prospect in the country arguments can be made for Reddish, Barrett and Williamson each.

Josh Gershon:

Evan did a good job naming recruiting classes in recent years which are potentially comparable so there’s no need to rehash those same names. In short however, I don’t think there has been a class as good as this one on paper.

To me what’s most exciting about this group is how well they fit in together. You have a consummate floor general in the Top 10 Jones, who like his older brother and his prolific title winning 2014 class, knows it’s his job to make his teammates better.

The three players entering Duke with Jones – No. 1 Reddish, No. 2 Barrett and No. 3 Williamson – complement each other perfectly due to their talent and versatility.

Reddish will easily be capable of playing the two, three and four at the college level on both sides of the court. He’s an outstanding athlete and high level scorer. His two-way versatility is comparable in the 2018 class only to the players joining Duke with him.

Barrett legitimately can play the one, two and three on both ends of the court. He has outstanding size, length, athleticism and skill. While he’s probably best as a scorer, Barrett is a big time passer who at worst can be a secondary ball handler. Reddish and Barrett is just an ideal college wing duo.

Then you have Williamson, one of the most exciting and versatile prospects in recent high school basketball memory. Williamson will be able to play the three, four and five in college given his freak athleticism, size, length, motor, toughness and strength.

Landing four Top 10 prospects in one class speaks for itself, especially when that haul includes the top three prospects overall, but what makes this Duke class truly special to me is the athleticism, versatility and how well these guys fit together.