Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 6-21-08

Scout has updated their player rankings, and that is reflected in these team rankings. I might switch to Rivals rankings soon, because they appear to be less terrible. Also: Purdue, welcome.

Action since last rankings:
6-16-08 Michigan gains commitment from Michael Schofield.
6-19-08 Purdue gains commitment (!) from Ismael Aristide.
6-20-08 Ohio State gains commitment from Duron Carter. Indiana gains commitment from Edward Wright-Baker. Michigan State gains commitment from Dana Dixon.

New Rankings:

#1 Ohio State – 18 commits
DT ***** Johnny Simon
LB ***** Dorian Bell
DE ***** Melvin Fellows
CB **** CJ Barnett
WR **** James Jackson
MLB **** Storm Klein
MLB **** Jordan Whiting
RB **** Jordan Hall
OG **** Corey Linsley
OT **** Jack Mewhort
S **** Jamie Wood
WR **** Duron Carter
TE *** Reid Fragel
DT *** Adam Bellamy
WR *** Chris Fields
FB *** Adam Homan
LB *** Zach Boren
CB *** Dominic Clarke

Dominic Clarke is now a 3-star, as is Zach Boren. Fellows has been given a fifth star.

#2 Michigan – 10 commits
DT ***** William Campbell
QB ***** Kevin Newsome
CB **** Justin Turner
QB **** Shavodrick Beaver
WR **** Bryce McNeal
RB **** Teric Jones
RB *** Fitzgerald Toussaint
OL *** Michael Schofield
S *** Isaiah Bell
WR *** Jeremy Gallon

Michael Schofield is Michigan’s first OL commit. His athleticism is a good fit for the spread offense. Gallon and Bell have now been ranked as 3-star players.

#3 Penn State – 12 commits
OT ***** Eric Shrive
CB **** Darrell Givens
DE **** Sean Stanley
OT *** Mark Arcidiacono
S *** Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
S *** Malcolm Willis
S *** Derrick Thomas
QB *** Curtis Drake
C *** Ty Howle
CB *** Stephon Morris
WR *** Brandon Felder
OG * Frank Figueroa

Howle, Felder, and Morris have been ranked 3-stars. Arcidiacono has been given a fourth star. Curtis Drake is being brought in as a QB unless the Nittany Lions get a top-notch signal caller in this calss (in which case he will likely be a WR). Penn State has a quantity-over-quality class right now.

#4 Notre Dame – 9 commits
RB ***** Cierre Wood
MLB **** Carlo Calabrese
RB **** Theo Riddick
DT **** Tyler Stockton
OL *** Alex Bullard
TE *** Jake Golic
LB *** Dan Fox
P * Ben Turk
K * Nicholas Tausch

Fox now ranked a 3-star. Golic drops to 3-star. Kicker fills a need.

#5 Michigan State – 8 commits
RB **** Edwin Baker
RB **** Larry Caper
SLB **** Chris Norman
WR *** Donald Spencer
DT *** Blake Treadwell
QB *** Andrew Maxwell
WR *** Patrick White
WR *** Dana Dixon

An instate WR picks the Spartans.

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

Keise will probably end up a low 3-star/high 2-star. Same with Rengel.

#7 Wisconsin – 5 commits
DT **** Jared Kohout
OG *** Ryan Groy
DE *** Shelby Harris
QB *** Jon Budmayr
OT *** Zac Matthias

Zac Matthi
as brings the Badgers past Illinois. His ranking is bumped in my mind by the Wisconsin seal of approval.

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

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

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

Ferentz’s glory days in recruiting seem to be over. Barrent drops to 3 stars in Scout update.

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

At least they have some commits.

#11 Purdue – 1 commit
S * Ismael Aristide

Not sure where Aristide will be ranked, but it has to be a more important commit than a long-snapper. He was on the verge of becoming a big prospect before a junior year injury.

#12 Indiana – 2 commits
DE * Josh Keyt
QB * Edward Wright-Baker

Keyt is a long snapper/DE who will greyshirt, according to IUFootball (who deserves props: writing about Indiana football has to be among the most thankless jobs out there). Indiana also picks up a QB commit in Edward Wright-Baker.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous says...

    Tim, Keyt is redshirt not greyshirt he is full scholarship as of 2010 when Bugg graduates. 2009 he will travel with the team but be redshirted so he can have full ride in 2010

  2. Anonymous says...

    You should updated the numbers of commits; many are incorrect.

  3. Tim says...

    That’s what a greyshirt is…

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