In indiana's issues right now. That would suck to be a fan of that, new coach, fixed up stadium, same old program. I am looking forward to the days if not competing with them in the standings again.
Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-29-11
For the first time in approximately forever, the Wolverines do not have a new commit. Action since last rankings:
5-22-11 Indiana gains commitment from Dion Witty.
5-24-11 Indiana loses commitment from Dion Witty. Also: HALOL.
5-26-11 Notre Dame gains commitment from CJ Prosise.
5-27-11 Notre Dame gains commitment from Deontay Greenberry.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Watchlist||24/7 Avg|
Rivals has released their initial rankings, so instead of watchlist guys, I'm going on the 5-star system for them. Remember, currently-unranked prospects by any service receive 1 star.
Full data after the jump.
|#1 Michigan - 12 Commits|
Michigan has the largest class in the league, and their averages will be helped bigtime when Rivals and 24/7 finally get around to ranking the rest of their prospects. Wolverines hoping for more commits very soon.
|#2 Ohio State - 7 Commits|
No change for Ohio State.
|#3 Penn State - 8 Commits|
No change for Penn State.
|#4 Notre Dame - 9 Commits|
Though the Irish pick up two commits, they still have lower averages than Penn State, and inertia keeps them behind for now.
|#5 Wisconsin - 4 Commits|
No change for Wisconsin.
|#6 Minnesota - 3 Commits|
No change for Minnesota.
|#7 Northwestern - 4 Commits|
Wildcats barely ahead of Michigan State.
|#8 Michigan State - 4 Commits|
No change for MSU. Another instate prospect with a Spartan offer has picked Michigan.
|#9 Nebraska - 2 Commits|
|#10 Illinois - 2 Commits|
Nothing new for Illini.
|#11 Purdue - 1 Commit|
No change for the Boilers.
|#12-t Iowa - 1 Commit|
No change for Iowa.
The Hoosiers finally joined the commitment party, but Dion Witty decommitted within two days of pledging to Indiana.
Rod Smith for one. There is incentive for us to want IU to do well--Smith coached White and Robinson. That said, I'm very glad we maintained our streaks against IU and Minnesota.
The death of Terry Hoeppner was a terrible blow to IU. He was a quality coach who was starting to establish some momentum. Bill Lynch rode that momentum to a bowl appearance, but then drove the train off the tracks.
is outdated, but that's okay. Probably should be permanently embedded there.
I thoroughly enjoyed the inclusion of "Also: HALOL".
Also, if and when the inevitable sledgehammer hits OSU, what are the chances Kyle Kalis takes a look around as Dunn is currently doing? Or is he a diehard Buckeye? Or do we not even care because we are in on a plethora of top-flight OLs?
We will always care about taking a highly ranked recruit away from Blow-hio State!
interesting article from the Dispatch about the effect of OSU's trouble on recruiting.
Doesn't sound like Dunn is waivering as much as previously thought (and I've seen similar interviews with him elsewhere).
Net: recruits are taking a wait and see approach.
This was amusing:
"Not with the kids around here," said Ron Johnson, the Canton McKinley coach, who has a heavily pursued defensive lineman, Se'Von Pittman. "What happens is the guys are always going to judge the value and integrity of a coach and a program as you know it right now. There's such a respect factor for that program and coach Tressel that's so well-established. That's not going to waver."
In my best South Park impersonation..
"Ronald Johnson, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dummmmmb..."
is not exactly a solid commit for them either. clearly below Nebraksa without JJ. Speaking of the Huskers - kinda dicey backup QB situation for them, isn't it?
This is absolutely amazing. If there are two things Hoke does, they're point and drink Dantonio's milkshake.
Penn State really recovered after a slow start and landed some big recruits. Of course when we swipe Jarron Jones from them their class will take a big blow.
Still trying to wait patiently for that silent commit.....or two?
I look forward to seeing O$U's list take a hit in the upcoming weeks with the vest being ousted.
Love seeing our numbers go up nearly every week! And osu's number probably going to be stuck for a while!
What is the methodology for this ranking? Wisconsin is higher than Michigan in Rivals average, Scout average, 24/7 average and has a higher percentage of recruits on the ESPN watchlist, yet UW is ranked 5th and Michigan 1st.
Wisconsin also has a third the number of commits that Michigan does. Should the Badgers continue picking up prospects of the same caliber they have now, they'll finish in a very comfortable position in the final standings.