Just glad that Sparty missed on yet another highly ranked in-state prospect.
Steve Wiltfong @SWiltfong247
Canton (MI) High 2013 OG Cameron Dillard commits to Florida. http://florida.247sports.com/Article/Gators-lands-touted-OG-69349 via @247Sports
I am back from vacation, and so are the recruiting rankings. In this update, we see Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State all edge closer to Michigan, which still is well ahead of the field despite not picking up a commit in forever, you guys. Changes since last rankings:
3-26-12: Notre Dame picks up Rashad Kinlaw.
3-27-12: Notre Dame picks up Corey Robinson. Penn State picks up Curtis Cothran.
4-1-12: Ohio State picks up Ezekiel Elliott and Jayme Thompson. Wisconsin picks up T.J. Watt.
4-4-12: Notre Dame picks up Devin Butler. Iowa picks up David Kenney.
4-5-12: Penn State picks up Greg Webb.
|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 three 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:
Read it and enjoy.
Feel like Ohio might have bitten off more than they can chew.
“Over the last two years he was there,” one former player said, “the players had taken complete control of the team.”
“I told them I wasn’t leaving, and if they tried to force me to leave, I was going to tell everyone everything."
The next day, Thomas says he was given a medical hardship letter by position coach Chuck Heater stating Thomas had an injury that would prohibit him from playing football. The medical hardship scholarship doesn’t count against the NCAA limit of 85, and allows the affected player to stay on academic scholarship." (later became star all-conference player over 2 seasons at a D-II program)
Last week Athlon told us their rankings of football coaches in the Big Ten, now they've expanded it to the entire country.
Hoke comes in at #12.
Other notables... Meyer #2. Beamer and B. Kelly ahead of Hoke. Miles behind Hoke.
For those of us getting a bit long in the tooth, the name Blair Kiel needs no explanation. To you young whipper snappers, he's Gunner Kiel's uncle. He was only 50 years old, and he seems to have died of natural causes, possibly a heart attack. RIP Blair Kiel.