Michigan's two recent pickups—including, y'know, a universal five-star, NBD—strengthen their position at the top of the Big Ten recruiting rankings. While the teams in the upper half of the conference are still adding commits at an acceptable rate, the bottom of the conference is, well, not.
But, hey, Indiana is on the board! Good for them.
Changes since last rankings:
5-15-13: Wisconsin picks up Billy Hirschfeld.
5-16-13: Northwestern picks up Blake Hance. Rutgers picks up Justin Herron. Wisconsin picks up Ula Tolutau.
5-23-13: Ohio State picks up Dante Booker. Rutgers picks up Kamren Lott.
5-26-13: Michigan picks up Jabrill Peppers.
5-28-13: Northwestern picks up Fred Wyatt.
6-1-13: Michigan picks up Chase Winovich. Penn State picks up Noah Beh.
6-2-13: Maryland picks up David Shaw.
6-3-13: Iowa picks up Omar Truitt.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|247 Comp. Rank* (Nat'l Rank)||School||# Commits||5*||4*||3*||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||247 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
|2 (9)||Ohio State||9||0||7||2||3.56||3.67||3.89||3.56||3.67|
|3 (16) +1||Northwestern||11||0||2||9||3.27||3.00||3.36||2.73||3.09|
|4 (18) -1||Penn State||10||0||3||7||3.10||3.30||3.30||2.80||3.13|
|6 (27)||Michigan State||8||0||0||8||3.25||3.25||3.38||2.75||3.16|
*Full rankings and explanation here.
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
According to a tweet from Jags beat writer Mark Long (@APMarkLong) :
Jaguars RB Denard Robinson carrying ball exclusively in left hand after needing 10 stiches in right because "I think I'm a chef."
EDIT: I figured I'd link to a couple of interviews that I've seen today of Denard at the NFLPA's Rookie Premier:
(you can see some kind of bandage on his right wrist/hand)
He will take his talents to UCLA instead. This was a weird recruitment overall. Initial commitment was to USC, then De-Commit and surprisingly picked ND over UCLA and Alabama. Now this.
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9339164&categoryid=8536673 Brad knows that he may catch some slack from his loyal Buckeye followers, but it sounds like Ferns is really impressing!
Where is Blue Tier seating at the Big House?
I am proud to be a new season ticket holder this year, and I got my application in the mail yesterday which states that seats are usually in the end zone or blue tier. I can't find the Blue tier on any stadium maps.
<edit> I changed the title because I didn't think my single question was really worthy of a post, and this has evolved into a thread with general questions about seating and season tickets...
Mike C. from TTB interviewed Paramus (NJ) Catholic offensive tackle Juwann-Bushell Beatty. He talks quite a bit about the things he needs to improve, and I think it's good that these BCS players go into college knowing that they need to work on many aspects of their game.