So if we have an open scholarship when all is said and done and we flip the Purdue QB, how good is he?
Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-29-12
Ohio State and, to a lesser extent, Notre Dame continue to carve into Michigan's lead in the recruiting rankings, with each school getting big-time commits this week. The middle of the pack is slowly taking shape as well, while the bottom four teams continue to boast just three combined commitments. Changes since the last rankings:
4-22-12: Iowa picks up Nathan Bazata.
4-23-12: Ohio State picks up Joey Bosa and Lewis Neal. Iowa picks up Brant Gressel.
4-26-12: Notre Dame picks up Mike Heuerman. Illinois picks up Aaron Bailey.
4-27-12: Iowa picks up John Kenny.
4-29-12: Wisconsin picks up Rob Wheelwright.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
^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.
|#1 Michigan - 17 Commits|
No change for the Wolverines.
|#2 Ohio State - 13 Commits|
The Buckeyes continue to close the gap on Michigan, adding two defensive linemen, Joey Bosa—their third five-star of the class—and Lewis Neal.
|#3 Notre Dame - 12 Commits|
The Irish grab Mike Heuerman, who was also strongly considering Ohio State.
|#4 Penn State - 8 Commits|
No change for the Nittany Lions.
|#5 Nebraska - 5 Commits|
No change for the Huskers.
|#6 Michigan State - 7 Commits|
No change for the Spartans.
|#7 Iowa - 7 Commits|
The Hawkeyes add a trio of defenders in Brant Gressel, John Kenny, and Nathan Bazata. They're now just a hair behind MSU in the standings.
|#8 Wisconsin - 4 Commits|
The Badgers pick up Rob Wheelwright, who held a Michigan offer.
|#9 Illinois - 5 Commits|
The Illini get a big-time addition in dual-threat QB Aaron Bailey, a consensus four-star who held offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State, among several others.
|#10 Northwestern - 1 Commit|
No change for the Wildcats.
|#11 Minnesota - 1 Commit|
No change for the Gophers.
|#12 Purdue - 1 Commit|
No change for the Boilermakers.
Indiana is the lone Big Ten school without a commit.
Why is Nebraska ranked ahead of MSU if Sparty has more commits? Is it purely by number of commits at this point, or is there a formula that takes average star ranking and number into account?
Probably because of the large disparity in average rating. It's a combination of #s and average rating, though Ace does it by feel not with an actual formula.
We don't need another QB in this class with Deshone Kizer showing interest.
Northwestern still says "Whoo Hooo! - 4.0 Average. Suck it Big Ten!"
I tell you what I'm most impressed with- Nebraska has done a pretty seemless job transitioning into recruiting the Midwest. Like the rest of the Big 12 they REALLY floated on Texas talent, but they've clearly done a good job parlaying their reputation into Midwest talent.
That's more about hiring Bo Pelini than moving to the Big Ten. Pelini is an Ohio guy so he recruits there a lot.
Do we and others recruit kickers/punters? Or is that a low/late priority...
How good of an arm does Aaron Bailey have? In the video I watched of him he didn't throw at all. He is a beast of a runner though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YMQImHA2Dw
With two nationally top ten recruiting classes, it's not just a Big Ten or regional title Michigan is competing for. It's a possible national championship.
Why not a comparison as well with national leaders for the 2013 class and whether key positions are filled, why the talent is going where it's going, etc.
Let's hope we can finish as strong as we started. Isaac, Vanderdoes, and Poggi would sure be nice to finish this class out.
we can steal Indiana's top recruit. Oh wait, they don't have any recruits! What is up with that???
According to an Ohio State blog, Lewis Neal has decommitted from OSU.
I can't really follow the quote as to who cooled on whom.
It wasn't really made clear, but as we learned from the Dunn situation last year, Urban doesn't want to deal with players who commit and then want to visit other schools. Most likely rumor is, with Neal's offer from LSU coming today, he suggested intent to visit and Urban told him that it pretty much deemed his recruiting open again.
... has OSU #4 in the nation... UM is 7, for what it's worth...
FWIW, those rankings are for the incoming class of 2012. Ace's rankings are for 2013.
I'm an idiot. FWIW.
Nice to see us holding the top spot still!