Jaron Dukes and Devon Smith both received 5.7 3-star rankings from Rivals. 5.7 is the highest ranking for a 3-star on Rivals. Dukes is the #43 WR and Smith is the #32 RB.
Gareon Conley and Khalid Hill are not yet ranked.
Hopefully we see all of thier rankings improve throughout their senior seasons, because as we all know, recruiting stars are everything.
I know we have a few commits that are not ranked on Rivals.com. Does anyone know when those rankings will come out? I hate to keep seeing blanks next to our guy's name. I know we use a one star default for our B1G team rankings, but I want to see MOAR stars!
Athletics released the price for student football tickets today: $195 for tickets, $10 service charge, and $10 for the T-shirt, if you want one. If memory serves, this is the exact same price as the 2010 tickets were. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday through April 4.
Michigan gets two more commits over the past week, so the Big Ten recruiting rankings are front-paged. Also making a big move is Penn State, which grabbed a pair of commits of their own. Changes since last rankings:
3-9-12: Penn State picks up Adam Breneman.
3-10-12: Michigan picks up Gareon Conley.
3-13-12: Michigan State picks up Caleb Benenoch.
3-14-12: Notre Dame picks up James Onwualu.
3-15-12: Illinois picks up Jesse Chadwell.
3-17-12: Michigan picks up DeVeon Smith. Penn State picks up Brendan Mahon.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka 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 one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.
On to the full data, after the jump.