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Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 7-19-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings:

7-13-09 Iowa gains commitment from Andrew Donnal. Wisconsin gains commitment from Joseph Brennan. Purdue gains commitment from Josh Davis.
7-14-09 Penn State gains commitment from Alex Kenney. Indiana gains commitment from Harrison Scott.
7-15-09 Michigan gains commitment from Austin White.
7-17-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Spencer Boyd.
7-18-09 Indiana gains commitment from Cody Evers.

Penn State passes Michigan on the basis of a much better ranking per commit, and not that many fewer commits overall. In addition, Scout released their 2-stars, so nearly every Big Ten commit now has a ranking of some sort on that service.

#1 Penn State – 13 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Evan Hailes DT **** **** 150*
Robert Bolden QB **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Kyle Baublitz DE **** *** 150*
Alex Kenney WR **** *** 150*
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
DaQuan Jones DT *** **** 77
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR
Levi Norwood WR NR NR NR

The inevitable Kenney commitment has finally come to fruition.

#2 Michigan – 16 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Austin White RB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** ** 77
Courtney Avery CB NR *** 73
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR
Cornelius Jones QB NR ** 77

Austin White continues Michigan’s in-state dominance.

#3 Notre Dame – 13 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Blake Leuders DE **** **** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Andrew Hendrix QB **** *** 150*
Kendall Moore LB **** *** 77
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77
Chris Badger S *** *** 150*
Spencer Boyd CB *** *** 79
Lo Wood CB *** *** 78
Justin Utupo DE *** *** 77
Tommy Rees QB *** *** NR

Spencer Boyd commits to Notre Dame.

#4 Ohio State – 8 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
Roderick Smith RB **** **** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*
Taylor Graham QB NR *** 78
Drew Basil K NR *** NR

No change for the Buckeyes.

#5 Michigan State – 9 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
William Gholston DE **** **** 150*
Joe Boisture QB **** **** 150*
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Mylan Hicks CB *** *** 78
Nick Hill RB *** *** 75
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78
Travis Jackson OL NR *** 77
Taylor Calero DE NR ** 76
Michael Dennis OL NR NR 76

Nothing new for MSU.

#6 Minnesota – 10 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Matt Eggen OL *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73
Zac Epping OL *** *** 73
Donnell Kirkwood RB *** ** NR
Mark Lenkiewicz OL NR ** 75
Kip Smith K NR *** NR
Allen Veazie CB NR ** 75

Nothing new for Minnesota.

#7 Illinois – 8 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
CJ Fiedorowicz TE **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Daniel Easterly Ath *** *** 78
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69
Andy Gallik OL *** ** 74
Dexter McDonald S NR *** 79
Mark Wilson LB NR *** 76

Illinois has nothing new.

#8 Iowa – 10 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Donnal OL **** *** 150*
Matt Hoch DE *** *** 150*
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
Mike Hardy DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Brandon Scherff OL *** *** NR
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR
Austin Vier QB NR ** NR

Iowa gets an important lineman in Andrew Donnal.

#9 Wisconsin – 8 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Joseph Brennan QB *** *** 78
Marquis Mason WR *** ** NR
Frank Tamakloe S NR *** 150*
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74
Cameron Ontko LB NR ** 66
Jake Irwin DE NR ** NR
Dallas Lewallen OL NR ** NR

Joseph Brennan commits to the Badgers.

#10 Indiana – 11 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Jibreel Black DT *** **** 78
Xavier Whitaker RB NR *** NR
Logan Young WR NR ** 76
Leneil Himes TE NR ** 74
Antonio Banks RB NR ** 73
Marlandez Harris OL NR ** 72
Andre Kates CB NR ** NR
Ryan Phillis LB NR ** NR
Matt Perez RB NR NR 74
Harrison Scott DE NR NR 69
Cody Evers OL NR NR NR

Indiana picks up a couple new commits.

#11 Northwestern – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Shontrelle Johnson RB *** *** 77
Rashad Lawrence WR *** *** 73
Trevor Siemian QB *** ** 79
Paul Jorgenson OL NR ** 79
Collin Ellis LB NR ** 77
Chi Chi Ariguzo LB NR ** 74

Nothing changes for the Wildcats.

#12 Purdue – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Sean Robinson QB *** *** 78
De’Ron Flood TE NR *** 74
Charles Torwudzo WR NR *** NR
Ryan Isaacs DE NR ** NR
Jeremy Cornelius WR NR ** NR
Josh Davis DT NR NR 75

Sean Robinson picks Purdue.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 7-12-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings:

7-2-09 Minnesota gains commitment from Donnell Kirkwood.
7-6-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Justin Utupo. Purdue gains commitment from Sean Robinson.
7-7-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Tommy Rees. Iowa gains commitment from Brandon Scherff.
7-9-09 Illinois gains commitment from CJ Fiedorowicz. Northwestern gains commitment from Chi Chi Ariguzo.
7-10-09 Penn State gains commitment from Robert Bolden. Michigan State gains commitment from Travis Jackson. Michigan State gains commitment from Michael Dennis. Wisconsin gains commitment from Cameron Ontko.
7-11-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Kendall Moore.

Penn State passes Michigan on the basis of a much better ranking per commit, and not that many fewer commits overall. In addition, Scout released their 2-stars, so nearly every Big Ten commit now has a ranking of some sort on that service.

#1 Penn State – 12 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Evan Hailes DT **** **** 150*
Robert Bolden QB **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Kyle Baublitz DE **** *** 150*
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
DaQuan Jones DT *** **** 77
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR
Levi Norwood WR NR NR NR

The Nittany Lions grab Robert Bolden, and pass Michigan (even though he’s overrated).

#2 Michigan – 15 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** ** 77
Courtney Avery CB NR *** 73
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR
Cornelius Jones QB NR ** 77

No change for Michigan. There should be at least one commit coming this week, though.

#3 Notre Dame – 12 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Blake Leuders DE **** **** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Andrew Hendrix QB **** *** 150*
Kendall Moore LB **** *** 77
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77
Chris Badger S *** *** 150*
Lo Wood CB *** *** 78
Justin Utupo DE *** *** 77
Tommy Rees QB *** *** NR

The Irish grab three commits, and are nipping right at Michigan’s heels for second best class.

#4 Ohio State – 8 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
Roderick Smith RB **** **** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*
Taylor Graham QB NR *** 78
Drew Basil K NR *** NR

No change for the Buckeyes.

#5 Michigan State – 7 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
William Gholston DE **** **** 150*
Joe Boisture QB **** **** 150*
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Mylan Hicks CB *** *** 78
Nick Hill RB *** *** 75
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78
Travis Jackson OL NR *** 77
Taylor Calero DE NR ** 76
Michael Dennis OL NR NR 76

The Spartans dip into Ohio for offensive linemen Travis Jackson and Michael Dennis.

#6 Minnesota – 9 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Matt Eggen OL *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73
Zac Epping OL *** *** 73
Donnell Kirkwood RB *** ** NR
Mark Lenkiewicz OL NR ** 75
Kip Smith K NR *** NR
Allen Veazie CB NR ** 75

Nothing new for Minnesota.

#7 Illinois – 8 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
CJ Fiedorowicz TE **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Daniel Easterly Ath *** *** 78
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69
Andy Gallik OL *** ** 74
Dexter McDonald S NR *** 79
Mark Wilson LB NR *** 76

Top TE CJ Fiedorowicz picks the Illini.

#8 Iowa – 9 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Matt Hoch DE *** *** 150*
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
Mike Hardy DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Brandon Scherff OL *** *** NR
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR
Austin Vier QB NR ** NR

No change for Iowa.

#9 Wisconsin – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** ** NR
Frank Tamakloe S NR *** 150*
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74
Cameron Ontko LB NR ** 66
Jake Irwin DE NR ** NR
Dallas Lewallen OL NR ** NR

Wisconsin gets Cameron Ontko, who ESPN thinks is by far the worst Big Ten commit (among ranked players) so far.

#10 Indiana – 9 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Jibreel Black DT *** **** 78
Xavier Whitaker RB NR *** NR
Logan Young WR NR ** 76
Leneil Himes TE NR ** 74
Matt Perez RB NR ** 74
Antonio Banks RB NR ** 73
Marlandez Harris OL NR ** 72
Andre Kates CB NR ** NR
Ryan Phillis LB NR ** NR

Nothing new for Indiana.

#11 Northwestern – 5 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Shontrelle Johnson RB *** *** 77
Rashad Lawrence WR *** *** 73
Trevor Siemian QB *** ** 79
Paul Jorgenson OL NR ** 79
Collin Ellis LB NR ** 77
Chi Chi Ariguzo LB NR ** 74

Spectacular name Chi Chi Ariguzo picks purple. One more legit commit would probably see Northwestern put some serious heat on Indiana, if not pass them.

#12 Purdue – 5 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Sean Robinson QB *** *** 78
De’Ron Flood TE NR *** 74
Charles Torwudzo WR NR *** NR
Ryan Isaacs DE NR ** NR
Jeremy Cornelius WR NR ** NR

Nothing new for the Boilermakers.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 4th of July 2009

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings:

6-29-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Chris Badger. Minnesota gains commitment from Zac Epping. Illinois gains commitment from Andy Gallik. Iowa gains commitment from Matt Hoch. Indiana gains commitment from Jibreel Black.
6-30-09 Minnesota gains commitment from Kip Smith. Indiana gains commitment from Marlandez Harris. Michigan State gains commitment from Nick Hill.
7-1-09 Penn State gains commitment from Levi Norwood. Ohio State gains commitment from Roderick Smith. Minnesota gfains commitment from Mark Lenkiewicz. Indiana gains commitment from Matt Perez. Northwestern gains commitment from Paul Jorgenson.
7-2-09 Ohio State gains commitment from Drew Basil.

#1 Michigan – 15 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Courtney Avery CB NR *** 73
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR
Cornelius Jones QB NR NR 77

No change for Michigan.

#2 Penn State – 11 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Evan Hailes DT **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Kyle Baublitz DE **** *** 150*
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
DaQuan Jones DT *** **** 77
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR
Levi Norwood WR NR NR NR

The Nittany Lions grab Levi Norwood.

#4 Notre Dame – 9 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Blake Leuders DE **** **** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Andrew Hendrix QB **** *** 150*
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77
Chris Badger S *** *** 150*
Lo Wood CB *** *** 78

Notre Dame steals safety Chris Badger from Stanford.

#3 Ohio State – 10 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
Roderick Smith RB **** **** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*
Taylor Graham QB NR *** 78
Drew Basil K NR *** NR

Ohio State picks up a bigtime RBin Roderick Smith and kicker Drew Basil.

#5 Michigan State – 7 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
William Gholston DE **** **** 150*
Joe Boisture QB **** **** 150*
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Mylan Hicks CB *** *** 78
Nick Hill RB *** *** 75
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78
Taylor Calero DE NR NR 76

The Spartans pick up Nick Hill, who had previously been presumed a hige Michigan lean (until not receiving his offer at camp).

#6 Minnesota – 9 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Matt Eggen OL *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73
Zac Epping OL *** *** 73
Mark Lenkiewicz OL NR *** 75
Kip Smith K NR *** NR
Allen Veazie CB NR NR 75

Big week for the Gophers as they snag 3 more commits.

#7 Illinois – 7 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Daniel Easterly Ath *** *** 78
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69
Andy Gallik OL *** NR 74
Mark Wilson LB NR *** 76
Dexter McDonald S NR *** NR

Andy Gallik commits to the Illini

#9 Wisconsin – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR
Frank Tamakloe S NR *** 150*
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74
Jake Irwin DE NR NR NR
Dallas Lewallen OL NR NR NR

Nothing new for Wisco.

#8 Iowa – 7 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Matt Hoch DE *** *** 150*
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Mike Hardy DE *** *** NR
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR
Austin Vier QB NR NR NR

Iowa picks up

#10 Indiana – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Jibreel Black DT *** **** 78
Xavier Whitaker RB NR *** NR
Andre Kates CB NR ** NR
Logan Young WR NR NR 76
Leneil Himes TE NR NR 74
Matt Perez RB NR NR 74
Antonio Banks RB NR NR 73
Ryan Phillis LB NR NR NR
Marlandez Harris OL NR NR NR

The Hoosiers add Xavier Whitaker, and he becomes their highest-rated commit. Should Northwestern be ahead of them? Not quite yet.

#11 Northwestern – 4 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Shontrelle Johnson RB *** *** 77
Rashad Lawrence WR *** *** NR
Trevor Siemian QB *** NR 79
Paul Jorgenson OL NR NR 79
Collin Ellis LB NR NR 77

A decent QB joins the class for the Wildcats, along with a target for him to pass it to.

#12 Purdue – 4 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
De’Ron Flood TE NR *** 74
Charles Torwudzo WR NR *** NR
Ryan Isaacs DE NR NR NR
Jeremy Cornelius WR NR NR NR

Oh my! A commit! Or 4.

Posted under Basketball, Coaching, Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 6-28-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings (caution: there was a ton. Michigan is the only school that didn’t get a commit or 4):

6-21-09 Iowa gains commitment from Austin Vier. Indiana gains commitment from Xavier Whitaker.
6-22-09 Wisconsin gains commitment from Frank Tamakloe. Northwestern gains commitment from Trevor Siemian.
6-23-09 Ohio State gains commitment from Taylor Graham. Wisconsin gains commitment from Jake Irwin.
6-24-09 Illinois gains commitment from Dexter McDonald. Wisconsin gains commitment from Dallas Lewallen.
6-25-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Andrew Hendrix. Notre Dame gains commitment from Blake Leuders. Michigan State gains commitment from Joe Boisture. Indiana gains commitment from Ryan Phillis. Purdue gains commitment from Charles Torwudzo. Purdue gains commitment from Jeremy Cornelius.
6-26-09 Penn State gains commitment from Evan Hailes. Notre Dame gains commitment from Lo Wood. Minnesota gains commitment from Matt Eggens. Iowa gains commitment from Mike Hardy.
6-27-09 Northwestern gains commitment from Rashad Lawrence. Purdue gains commitment from De’Ron Flood. Purdue gains commitment from Ryan Isaacs.

By the way, if one thing can be said for ESPN, it’s that they really bust their asses to rate kids as quickly as possible after they commit to a school. They don’t always get it done (see: Williamson, DJ), but for the most part, they at least put in the effort.

#1 Michigan – 15 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Courtney Avery CB NR *** 73
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR
Cornelius Jones QB NR NR 77

No change for Michigan.

#2 Penn State – 10 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Evan Hailes DT **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Kyle Baublitz DE **** *** 150*
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
DaQuan Jones DT *** **** 77
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

Evan Hailes and DaQuan Jones brings Penn State right on the cusp of passing Michigan in the rankings. Scout is in love with their class, for what it’s worth.

#4 Notre Dame – 8 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Blake Leuders DE **** **** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Andrew Hendrix QB **** *** 150*
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77
Lo Wood CB *** *** 78

The Irish have a big week, grabbing 3 commits. Andrew Hendrix, Blake Leuders, and Lo Wood are more than enough to push the Irish past Ohio State.

#3 Ohio State – 6 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*
Taylor Graham QB NR *** 78

Taylor Graham fills the void at Ohio State’s QB position.

#5 Michigan State – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
William Gholston DE **** **** 150*
Joe Boisture QB **** **** 150*
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Mylan Hicks CB *** *** 78
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78
Taylor Calero DE NR NR 76

The Spartans poach Joe Boisture from Boston College. Boisture is considered the best pro-style QB in the state.

#6 Minnesota – 6 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Matt Eggen OL *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73
Allen Veazie CB NR NR 75

Matt Eggen commits to the Gophers.

#7 Illinois – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Daniel Easterly Ath *** *** 78
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69
Mark Wilson LB NR *** 76
Dexter Mcdonald S NR *** NR

Dexter McDonald joins the Illini.

#9 Wisconsin – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR
Frank Tamakloe S NR *** 150*
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74
Jake Irwin DE NR NR NR
Dallas Lewallen OL NR NR NR

The Badgers pick up 3 commits during the week. They pass the Hawkeyes with a couple more quality guys at the top.

#8 Iowa – 7 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Mike Hardy DE *** *** NR
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR
Austin Vier QB NR NR NR

Mike Hardy joins the recruiting class for Iowa.

#10 Indiana – 6 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Xavier Whitaker RB NR *** NR
Andre Kates CB NR ** NR
Logan Young WR NR NR 76
Leneil Himes TE NR NR 74
Antonio Banks RB NR NR 73
Ryan Phillis LB NR NR NR

The Hoosiers add Xavier Whitaker, and he becomes their highest-rated commit. Should Northwestern be ahead of them? Not quite yet.

#11 Northwestern – 4 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Shontrelle Johnson RB *** *** 77
Rashad Lawrence WR *** *** NR
Trevor Siemian QB *** NR 79
Collin Ellis LB NR NR 77

A decent QB joins the class for the Wildcats, along with a target for him to pass it to.

#12 Purdue – 4 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
De’Ron Flood TE NR *** 74
Charles Torwudzo WR NR *** NR
Ryan Isaacs DE NR NR NR
Jeremy Cornelius WR NR NR NR

Oh my! A commit! Or 4.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 6-21-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings (caution: there was a ton):

6-14-09 Minnesota gains commitment from Allen Veazie. Penn State gains commitment from Kyle Baublitz.
6-15-09 Michigan gains commitment from Cornelius Jones.  Michigan State gains commitment from Mylan Hicks.
6-16-09 Michigan State gains commitment from William Gholston. Northwestern gains commitment from Collin Ellis.
6-17-09 Indiana gains commitment from Leneil Himes.
6-18-09 Illinois gains commitment from Daniel Easterly. Northwestern gains commitment from Shontrelle Johnson.
6-19-09 Michigan State gains commitment from Taylor Calero. Illinois gains commitment from Mark Wilson. Indiana gains commitment from Logan Young.
6-20-09 Michigan gains commitment from Courtney Avery. Indiana gains commitment from Antonio Banks.

By the way, if one thing can be said for ESPN, it’s that they really bust their asses to rate kids as quickly as possible after they commit to a school. They don’t always get it done (see: Williamson, DJ), but for the most part, they at least put in the effort.

#1 Michigan – 15 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Courtney Avery CB NR *** 73
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR
Cornelius Jones QB NR NR 77

The Wolverines snag Cornelius Jones. TX LB Holmes Onwukaife also expressed interest in committing, but was told he’d have to play MLB rather than OLB, and promptly changed his mind. Ohio CB Courtney Avery got an accepted a camp offer, switching from Stanford.

#2 Penn State – 8 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Kyle Baublitz DE **** *** 150*
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

The Nittany Lions grab DE Kyle Baublitz.

#3 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*

The Buckeyes haven’t moved in a while (despite a summer camp) and are more likely to go down with a potential loss of Jamel Turner.

#4 Notre Dame – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77

Bennett Jackson picks up a 77 rating from ESPN.

#5 Michigan State – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
William Gholston DE **** **** 150*
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Mylan Hicks CB *** *** 78
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78
Taylor Calero DE NR NR NR

MSU finally gets another commit in Mylan Hicks, then follows it up with a huge one (both literally and figuratively) in William Gholston, though Gholston has been basically penciled in for the Spartans for quite some time. Later in the week they added yet another prospect in Taylor Calero.

#6 Minnesota – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73
Allen Veazie CB NR NR 75

The Gophers snag Allen Veazie.

#7 Illinois – 5 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Daniel Easterly Ath *** *** 78
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69
Mark Wilson LB NR *** 76

Daniel Easterly joins the Fighting Illini, along with linebacker Mark Wilson

#8 Iowa – 5 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR

No change for the Hawkeyes,

#9 Wisconsin – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74

Nothing new for Wisconsin.

#10 Indiana – 4 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR ** NR
Logan Young WR NR NR 76
Leneil Himes TE NR NR 74
Antonio Banks RB NR NR NR

All the newest Hoosiers (of whom there are many) are unranked to the main recruiting sites, though a pair of them have ESPN ratings. Kates picks up 2 stars from Scout.

#11 Northwestern – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Shontrelle Johnson RB *** *** NR
Collin Ellis LB NR NR 77

Hey, look who joined the party! The Wildcats pick up a couple lesser (sorry, LTP – “sleeper”) prospects to get on the board. Alas, the Hoosier avalanche keeps Northwestern behind them.

lolPurdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 6-14-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Action since last rankings:

6-7-09 Iowa gains commitment from Louis Trinca-Pasat.
6-9-09 Michigan gains commitment from Ken Wilkins.

#1 Michigan – 13 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Ken Wilkins LB *** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR

The Wolverines pick up Pennsylvania linebacker Ken Wilkins.

#2 Penn State – 7 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

No change for PSU.

#3 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*

The Buckeyes have been chillin’ at 5 commits for quite some time.

#4 Notre Dame – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** 77

Bennett Jackson picks up a 77 rating from ESPN.

#5 Minnesota – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73

No change for Minnesota.

#6 Illinois – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69

Nothing new for the Illini, they’ve stagnated for quite some time.

#7 Michigan State – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78

No change for State.

#8 Iowa – 5 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
Louis Trinca-Pasat DE *** *** 76
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR

Chicago DE Louis Trinca-Pasat picks the Hawkeyes.

#9 Wisconsin – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74

Nothing new for Wisconsin.

#10 Indiana – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR NR NR

Still just Kates, the unrated one.

Northwestern, Purdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 6-7-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. For the second week in a row, there’s been plenty of action:

5-29-09 Wisconsin gains commitment from Bryce Gilbert.
5-31-09 Iowa gains commitment from Anthony Ferguson.
6-1-09 Michigan gains commitment from Christian Pace.
6-2-09 Penn State gains commitment from Miles Dieffenbach.
6-3-09 Penn State gains commitment from Tom Ricketts.
6-7-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Bennett Jackson.

Mild disclaimer: I’m not going to be super-diligent about checking all 3 rating services, except in the case of new commits or if the “OMG SCOUT 400″ is released. Not sure who’s more deserving of 3rd place: Ohio State or Notre Dame. Discuss.

#1 Michigan – 12 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** *** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Christian Pace OL *** *** 150*
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** 78
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Drew Dileo WR *** *** 75
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
DJ Williamson WR NR *** NR

Michigan grabs Christian Pace, and Jordan Paskorz gets a 78 rating from ESPN. Jerald Robinson loses his 4th star from Scout. Drew Dileo and DJ Williamson each pick up 3 stars from Scout.

#3 Penn State – 7 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** ***** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Miles Dieffenbach OL *** **** 150*
Tom Ricketts OL NR **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

The Nittany Lions snare Miles Dieffenbach, a Pitt legacy. Adrian Coxson gets a 5th star from Scout. The Nittany Lions pass Ohio State for second place on the strength of these changes.

#2 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** **** 77
David Durham LB *** *** 150*

McVey earns the 4th star from Scout, and Durham gets ranked as a 3-star. There are rumblings that the Buckeyes may rescind Jamel Turner’s scholarship offer due to off-field issues, so keep an eye out.

#4 Notre Dame – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** **** 79
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78
Bennett Jackson WR *** **** NR

Alex Welch gets 4th star from Scout.

#5 Minnesota – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** *** 73

Parish picks up 3 stars from Scout.

#6 Illinois – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69

Nothing new for the Illini, and they’re basically the only school without a change of some sort.

#7 Michigan State – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** *** 150*
Tony Lippett WR NR *** 78

Bullough down to a 3-star on Scout, and Lippett rated at 3 stars by the same service.

#8 Iowa – 4 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR *** NR
Anthony Ferguson DT NR *** NR

Iowa gets Anthony Ferguson, and Poggi picks up 3 stars from Scout. They’re now nipping at Michigan State’s heels.

#9 Wisconsin – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** **** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR
Bryce Gilbert DT NR *** 74

The Badgers snare Bryce Gilbert. Zagzebski picks up a 4th star from Scout.

#10 Indiana – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR NR NR

Kates still not rated by any service.

Northwestern, Purdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-31-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. After no commits last week (I think one of the first ever since I’ve been doing the rankings), there’s been plenty of action this time around:

5-25-09 Notre Dame gains commitment from Alex Welch.
5-27-09 Michigan gains commitment from Jordan Paskorz.

Mild disclaimer: I’m not going to be super-diligent about checking all 3 rating services, except in the case of new commits or if the “OMG SCOUT 400″ is released.

#1 Michigan – 11 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Jordan Paskorz DE *** *** NR
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Drew Dileo WR *** NR 75
DJ Williamson WR NR NR NR

Jordan Paskorz (hopefully) gets the defense train rolling for Michigan. Michigan’s got lots of commitments from slightly lesser-ranked guys, limiting their upside for the rest of the class. I’d be shocked if they finish the year at the top of this list.

#2 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** *** 77
David Durham LB *** NR 150*

No change for the Buckeyes.

#3 Penn State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

Penn State passes Notre Dame, as their commit list is far more impressive overall at this time.

#4 Notre Dame – 3 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Alex Welch TE **** *** 79
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78

Notre Dame picks up a pretty good tight end in Alex Welch.

#5 Minnesota – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** NR 73

Antoine Lewis gets 3-star ranking from Rivals.

#6 Illinois – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69

Nothing new for the Illini.

#7 Michigan State – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** **** 150*
Tony Lippett WR NR NR 78

Lippett still unrated. ESPN ranks him higher than most of Michigan’s commits, which like, wow, you’re dumb.

#8 Iowa – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR NR NR

Gray and Morris each get 3-star ratings from Rivals.

#9 Wisconsin – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** *** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR

Zagzebski and Mason still the only Badgers holding it down.

#10 Indiana – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR NR NR

Indiana grabs JuCo Andre Kates to get on board.

Northwestern, Purdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Basketball, Coaching, Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-25-09

Apologies for the lack of posting over Memorial Day weekend. Let’s get back into it with some recruiting class rankings. Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings.

No changes since last rankings.

#1 Michigan – 10 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Drew Dileo WR *** NR 75
DJ Williamson WR NR NR NR

Nothing new for Michigan. I’m still surprised a guy with Williamson’s speed and size doesn’t get at least 3-star status. ESPN still lists Travis Williams as committed to Michigan because their recruiting coverage is incompetent.

#2 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** *** 77
David Durham LB *** NR 150*

David Durham picks up a 3-star rating from Rivals.

#3 Penn State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

Penn State passes Notre Dame, as their commit list is far more impressive overall at this time.

#4 Notre Dame – 3 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78

Notre Dame has been stagnating with these three commits for quite some time.

#5 Minnesota – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** NR 73

Antoine Lewis gets 3-star ranking from Rivals.

#6 Illinois – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69

Nothing new for the Illini.

#7 Michigan State – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** **** 150*
Tony Lippett WR NR NR 78

Lippett still unrated. ESPN ranks him higher than most of Michigan’s commits, which like, wow, you’re dumb.

#8 Iowa – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR NR NR

Gray and Morris each get 3-star ratings from Rivals.

#9 Wisconsin – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** *** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR

Zagzebski and Mason still the only Badgers holding it down.

#10 Indiana – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR NR NR

Indiana grabs JuCo Andre Kates to get on board.

Northwestern, Purdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-17-09

Compare to the previous edition of the recruiting class rankings. Rivals released an updated Rivals100, so most of the previously-committed guys have at least some form of ranking. I think when the next set of rankings come out, I may switch the Rivals scores from stars to their “RR” grades, whatever the hell they mean. Thoughts on the potential switch?

5-8-09 Indiana gains commitment from Andre Kates.

#1 Michigan – 10 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Ricardo Miller WR **** **** 150*
Devin Gardner QB **** **** 150*
Marvin Robinson S **** **** 150*
Jerald Robinson WR **** **** 77
Jeremy Jackson WR *** *** 150*
Stephen Hopkins RB *** *** 77
Antonio Kinard LB *** *** 77
Tony Drake RB *** NR 77
Drew Dileo WR *** NR 75
DJ Williamson WR NR NR NR

Nothing new for Michigan. I’m still surprised a guy with Williamson’s speed and size doesn’t get at least 3-star status. ESPN still lists Travis Williams as committed to Michigan because their recruiting coverage is incompetent.

#2 Ohio State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Andrew Norwell OL **** ***** 150*
Jamel Turner DE **** ***** 150*
JT Moore DE **** *** 78
Scott McVey LB *** *** 77
David Durham LB *** NR 150*

David Durham picks up a 3-star rating from Rivals.

#3 Penn State – 5 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Paul Jones QB **** ***** 150*
Adrian Coxson WR **** **** 150*
Silas Redd RB **** **** 79
Mike Hull LB **** **** 77
Luke Graham OL NR *** NR

Penn State passes Notre Dame, as their commit list is far more impressive overall at this time.

#4 Notre Dame – 3 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Chris Martin DE ***** ***** 150*
Christian Lombard OL *** **** 150*
Daniel Smith WR *** **** 78

Notre Dame has been stagnating with these three commits for quite some time.

#5 Minnesota – 4 commits
Name Pos Rivals Scout ESPN
Jimmy Gjere OL **** **** 79
Lamonte Edwards Ath **** *** 76
Antoine Lewis WR *** *** 76
Tom Parish QB *** NR 73

Antoine Lewis gets 3-star ranking from Rivals.

#6 Illinois – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Corey Cooper CB **** **** 150*
Chandler Whitmer QB *** *** 150*
Shawn Afryl OL *** *** 69

Nothing new for the Illini.

#7 Michigan State – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Max Bullough LB **** **** 150*
Tony Lippett WR NR NR 78

Lippett still unrated. ESPN ranks him higher than most of Michigan’s commits, which like, wow, you’re dumb.

#8 Iowa – 3 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Gray LB *** *** 77
James Morris LB *** *** 74
Jim Poggi LB NR NR NR

Gray and Morris each get 3-star ratings from Rivals.

#9 Wisconsin – 2 commits
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Konrad Zagzebski LB *** *** 76
Marquis Mason WR *** NR NR

Zagzebski and Mason still the only Badgers holding it down.

#10 Indiana – 1 commit
Name Pos. Rivals Scout ESPN
Andre Kates CB NR NR NR

Indiana grabs JuCo Andre Kates to get on board.

Northwestern, Purdue – 0 commits.

Posted under Football, Recruiting