Getting thin...Come on Hoke!
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Apologies for the delay: Holiday weekend interrupted. Action since last rankings:
1-9-11 Minnesota gains commitments from Tamani Carter and Chris Hawthorne. Northwestern gains commitment from Xavier Youngblood. Purdue gains commitment from Armstead Williams.
1-10-11 Michigan State gains commitment from Shilique Calhoun. Iowa gains commitment from Quinton Alston. Minnesota gains commitment from Quentin Gardener.
1-11-11 Notre Dame gains commitment from Nick Martin. Michigan loses commitment from Dallas Crawford.
1-13-11 Purdue loses commitment from Marcus Caffey.
1-14-11 Notre Dame gains commitment from Ishaq Williams.
1-15-10 Notre Dame gains commitment form Aaron Lynch.
1-16-10 Michigan loses commitment from Matt Goudis.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg|
Rivals rankings are on the "RR" scale, which is on a scale from about 5 to about 6.1. Unrated prospects are given a 5.1 rating, on par with the worst of any Big Ten commit last year. Scout is on the 5-star system (unranked players earn 1 star), and ESPN uses grades out of 100 (unranked is 40 or 45, except JuCo players, who aren't included in the average).
The rankings now have more emphasis on number of commits in the class, as Signing Day is approaching. This means the overall rankings can change quite a bit week-to-week.
|#1 Ohio State - 20 Commits|
|#2 Notre Dame - 22 Commits|
|George Atkinson III||S||CA||5.8||4||79|
Irish pick up a couple bigtime defensive ends.
|#3 Nebraska - 16 Commits|
No change for the Huskers.
|#4 Michigan State - 17 Commits|
Shilique Calhoun picks the Spartans.
|#5 Wisconsin - 20 Commits|
|#6 Iowa - 20 Commits|
Hawkeyes pick up Quinton Alston.
|#7 Illinois - 26 Commits|
I've removed Dallas Crawford, though he probably decommitted a while back, and Matt Goudis, who picked Miami yesterday. Next weekend is when we'll probably see the commitment numbers move in the other direction.
|#9 Penn State - 13 Commits|
|#10 Indiana - 16 Commits|
No change. Hoosiers have a couple soft commits not reflected here.
|#11 Minnesota - 23 Commits|
Rivals considers Haughton-James and Rohr uncommitted. Gophers did manage to pick up a couple commits this week.
|#12 Northwestern - 14 Commits|
Wildcats pick up a wideout in Xavier Youngblood.
|#13 Purdue - 13 Commits|
Getting thin...Come on Hoke!
Chris Hawthorne isn't listed in Minnesota's commitment list.
is the same as yours. Just much more zoomed in. Check it out. haha
I think we actually only have 10 commits right now.
The sad thing is for all the crap people gave PSU for having , like, 4 recruits at the end of the season, they are basically neck-and-neck with UM's class. Ugh, I do hope that Hoke pulls in some kids in the next few weeks, or man will this be another depressing layer in the transition's mishaps.
rivals's final rankings come out tomorrow and wednesday for anyone wondering
Irish, weren't irish fans afraid kelly wouldn't be able to recruit? Your class great! How did you get Ishaq out of New York. Hopefully Hoke will have a class like that next year!
Yeah that was the worry with kelly, he hadn't ever recruited nationally and thats what coaches have to do at ND so that was the big question that couldn't be answered till his first season. Haven't heard any complaints the past few months.
Ishaq is one of the best ND recruiting stories this year. It became pretty obvious he was going to announce for PSU at the army game based on the remarks he had made leading up to the game. He decided at the last minute to not announce at the game for a few reasons most of all because he wasn't 100% on his decision he said. (there was a PSU coach up for a job at another school at the time)
So a week goes by and its looking more and more like PSU, I had written him off as had any ND fan who follows recruiting. PSU insiders were expecting him to visit Saturday and as they described it; if he was comfortable and happy he wasn't going to be leaving campus to go back home with his dad (he's and EE). No shock to us really
Then about 45 mins later everyone reports he committed to ND. Before ishaq and his dad were to leave for PSU ND's DC Diaco stopped by for an in home visit at 4:30 in the morning. Not really sure how to describe Diaco but he always looks the same, shoes shined, probably a plaid jacket on and his hair perfectly placed, think otter from animal house. Showing up at 4:30 in the morning right after the dead period ended left a big impression on them. After Diaco left, ishaq asked his dad what he was going to say to PSU because he didn't know how to tell them he wasn't visiting anymore. Just an epic pull, just amazing they were able to flip him so late in the game
Please don't blame BH. He has been put in an impossible situation. DB put him there!!!
Well Fuck Notre Dame, amirite?
wait till tomorrow when the new 5 stars come out
i hate the Irish. 4 DE's. What the heck is going on? Who is their d-line coach?
None other than former Wolverine Mike Elston. Kelly is putting together one heck of a class this year. Only thing really missing right now is a big-time RB (maybe Savon Huggins but he's probably going to Rutgers), although Cam McDaniel is a nice prospect.
Thanks. 4 highly ranked DE's. incredible. Wish we could a couple. What is up with either ex-Wolverine coaches or players going to ND. I don't see it reciprocated.
don't get your hopes up for huggins, it doesn't look good right now. Not sure he will have a spot to commit to on NSD either
I hope Savon doesn't go to either. I don't like the Irish and Rutgers is a waste, most of the good NJ players choose between those 2 schools for some reason.
No doubt this recruiting class is looking like a train wreck but i cant blame Hoke for this hes only been there a week. He still has time and hes passed my first test with flying colors by retaining the current players(denard!!). I think we'll be ok if we get a good kicker and a good DC, theres a lot of young guys on the team but next year is do or die!
So then you agree we can fire this guy if he sucks next year?
But we certainly can blame Brandon.
Add Chase Hounshell to NDs class. 3* guy yoinked from the Gators just minutes ago!
another DE too
We are not looking good at this time...Woooooo....... Stilll I am all in for Mr. Hoke...!
time to kick it into gear - it is a sprint to the finish line and we are still looking for our shoes.
Hoke needs to get things moving immediately.
Next weekend is when we'll probably see the commitment numbers move in the other direction.
And good God, I hope Tim is right about this.
Kick it into gear? All he's done so far is make things worse...i.e. torpedo Lucien. Maybe we don't want him out there. Q: How can he want Lucien for defense if he has no DC?
Rubs eyes... "Did I miss something? The Irish joined the Big 10?"
For the bazillionth time, we play ND more often than some of the teams in the Big Ten and we recruit against them, it makes perfect sense to include them.
Here's Tim's quote on the issue:
Yes, I'm well aware that Notre Dame isn't in the Big Ten, but there's enough interest in them as a regional rival that Michigan pays every year, that it's worthwhile to include them.
I'm pretty sure there was a nicer way to relay that information.
I wasn't aware that Michigan payed Notre Dame every year. I thought we just played them every year. Then again, maybe we should pay them since they are usually (always) overhyped and good for a W.
This makes me sad. This class could hurt big time in a few years.
I cringed when I finally built up the courage to click on this link
We can't judge Hoke's recruiting ability on this class. Not at all. Even if he pulls off 17-18 commits, his 2012 class will be much more telling based on quantity/quality.
That's mostly true, but I think we should judge his 2012 class by their performance as freshman.
Where are youuuuu?
Kayak & Tuitt up to 5 stars, G. Atkinson and Hanratty down to 3. That's a net neutral on the average Scout ranking.
Doran Grant dropped to a 4* (from a 5*) in the Scout re-rankings.
Ah the "process" that DB used in this whole cluster is really paying off in recruiting. God it's sad to see only 10 commitments. I do have faith that Hoke will pull in a few more quality players. We'll take whatever bodies we can get this year and hope for the best next year I suppose.