Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 4-12-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings.

4-6-09 Iowa gains commitment from Austin Gray.
4-11-09 Michigan gains commitment from Stephen Hopkins.

#1 Ohio State – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** NR
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** NR
JT Moore DE **** NR NR
David Durham LB NR NR NR

Ohio State already rockin’ multiple Scout 5-stars.

#2 Michigan – 8 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** NR
Devin Gardner QB **** **** NR
Jerald Robinson WR **** **** NR
Jeremy Jackson WR NR NR NR
DJ Williamson WR NR NR NR
Antonio Kinard LB NR NR NR
Tony Drake RB NR NR NR
Stephen Hopkins RB NR NR NR

Stephen Hopkins picks Michigan after the Spring Game, giving them the most commits so far.

#3 Notre Dame – 3 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** NR
Christian Lombard OL NR **** NR
Daniel Smith WR NR **** NR

No change.

#4 Penn State – 2 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** NR
Mike Hull LB **** **** NR

Paul Jones has verbally decommitted from Penn State, but he’s still on the Rivals commit list, so in the rankings he shall stay. Keep in mind that he no longer considers himself committed to the Nittany Lions, though.

#5 Minnesota – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** NR
Konrad Zagzebski LB NR *** NR
Tom Parish QB NR NR NR
Antoine Lewis WR NR NR NR
Lamonte Edwards Ath NR NR NR

The Gophers pick up yet another Wisconsin player. This time it’s QB Tom Parish.

#6 Michigan State – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** **** NR

No change for Bullough and the Spartans.

#7 Illinois – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB NR **** NR
Shawn Afryl OL NR NR NR

The Illini grab offensive lineman Shawn Afryl, who is unranked to both sites.

#8 Iowa – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB NR NR NR
James Morris LB NR NR NR

Still no ranking for Morris.

Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

5 Comments so far

  1. BenAA says...

    How are these rankings weighted? 8 4 and 3 star commits is better than 2 5 star.

  2. Tim says...

    Where do any of Michigan’s commits have 3-star rankings? I haven’t seen that anywhere.

  3. BenAA says...

    So, in your book, an unrated is worthless? Got it. Makes sense.

  4. BenAA says...

    I would say those that are currently unrated for Michigan are likely 3-star prospects, with the exception of Stephen and Jeremy, which are likely fringe 4-star.

  5. Tim says...

    It’s not worthless, but what do we know about these guys? Sure, we can speculate on where they’ll be ranked, but this isn’t the place to do that. That’s what Michigan-specific recruiting info is for. They could all end up as 1-star recruits to the sites that matter. Would I rather take 20 of myself or 1 legit 5-star in a recruiting class? Obviously the elite talent.

    Everything will work itself out when the players are ranked, calm down.


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