Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 5-17-08

As always, let me know about your school’s commits over the course of the week.

Action since last rankings:
5-9-08 Penn State gains commitment from Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
5-10-08 Ohio State loses commitment from Darrell Givens. Penn State gains commitment from Darrell Givens.
5-11-08 Penn State gains commitment from Derrick Thomas.
5-12-08 Ohio State gains commitment from James Jackson.
5-15-08 Penn state gains commitment from Frank Figueroa. Penn State gains commitment from Eric Shrive.

New Rankings:

#1 Ohio State – 13 commits
DT ***** Johnny Simon
LB ***** Dorian Bell
RB **** Jordan Hall
CB **** CJ Barnett
WR **** James Jackson
MLB **** Storm Klein
MLB **** Jordan Whiting
DE **** Melvin Fellows
OG **** Corey Linsley
OT **** Jack Mewhort
S **** Jamie Wood
LB **** Zach Boren
WR *** Chris Fields
FB *** Adam Homan

Buckeyes lose Darrell Givens, but gain a speedy wideout in James Jackson and remain on top.

#2 Michigan – 7 commits
DT ***** William Campbell
QB ***** Kevin Newsome
CB **** Justin Turner
QB **** Shavodrick Beaver
RB **** Teric Jones
RB *** Fitzgerald Toussaint
S * Isaiah Bell

Bell will likely end up a high 3-star. Michigan has gone cold for a little while.

#3 Penn State – 8 commits
OT ***** Eric Shrive
CB **** Darrell Givens
S *** Derrick Thomas
S *** Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
S *** Malcolm Willis
OT *** Mark Arcidiacono
C * Ty Howle
OG * Frank Figueroa

Big week for PSU. They snake Darrell Givens from OSU, and pick up two more secondary players, along with two more linemen. Shrive is one of the best OTs in the country. Arcidiacono is underrated, Howle will end up as a high-three star, Figueroa a low three-star.

#4 Michigan State – 6 commits
RB **** Edwin Baker
RB **** Larry Caper
SLB **** Chris Norman
WR *** Donald Spencer
DT *** Blake Treadwell
QB *** Andrew Maxwell

Every player committed to State thus far is from Michigan. They haven’t gotten any commitments in seemingly forever, and more schools are likely to pass them as time goes on.

#5 Notre Dame – 4 commits
RB ***** Cierre Wood
RB **** Theo Riddick
DT **** Tyler Stockton
TE *** Jake Golic

Wood is a very good prospect, but all are slightly overrated because of their school of choice (especially Golic).

#6 Minnesota – 5 commits
QB **** Moses Alipate
RB *** Hasan Lipscomb
C *** Ed Olsen
OT *** Josh Campion
WR * Victor Keise

Keise will probably end up a mid 3-star.

#7 Illinois – 2 commits
DT **** Lendell Buckner
OT **** Leon Hill

Illinois started fast, but has since stagnated (and lost Melvin Fellows to the Bucks).

#8 Wisconsin – 3 commits
DT **** Jared Kohout
OG *** Ryan Groy
DE *** Shelby Harris

Wisconsin has all linemen, all from America’s Dairyland.

#9 Iowa – 2 commits
OT **** David Barrent
FB * Brad Rogers

Their only commit comes from one of the least important positions on the field. Huzzah!

#10 Northwestern – 2 commits
QB *** Evan Watkins
RB * Mike Trumpy

At least they have some commits. Come on, state of Indiana.

T-11th – Indiana, Purdue (0 commits)

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5 Comments so far

  1. Thruline says...

    What’ up with Iowa? They were able to get quality players much more readily in times past.

  2. Max says...
  3. Anonymous says...

    Fire up, McNeal committed, although we kinda knew it was coming.

  4. Obes says...

    yessir, b-meezy all day

  5. Bob says...

    Nice work getting ND in the Big Ten! It’s about time the joined! On the serious side, it’s good you include them since they are a big factor in Big Ten recruiting country.

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