Maybe my internal recruiting clock is off in the Hoke era where we have 15 or so guys in the class by April, but what's up with Indiana? I see from their rivals page that they have a few offers out, but if I were JamieMac or any other Hoosier fan I'd be panicked that, with other schools jumping in early, that they'll be scambling for leftovers.
Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-10-12
Michigan picks up a commitment and there's a change at the two-spot in this week's recruiting rankings. To answer your question, no, Indiana still doesn't have a commit. Yes, I'm pretty sure they still have a football program. Changes since the last rankings:
6-4-12: Penn State picks up Neiko Robinson.
6-6-12: Michigan picks up Scott Sypniewski. Penn State picks up William Fuller.
6-7-12: Notre Dame picks up Isaac Rochell.
6-8-12: Northwestern picks up Tyler Lancaster, Brad North, and Macan Wilson.
|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 after the jump.
|#1 Michigan - 21 Commits|
|Maurice Hurst Jr.||DT||MA||3||4||4||3|
The Wolverines add a surprise commit in long snapper Scott Sypniewski, who is unranked across the board. Csont'e York goes from unranked to three stars on ESPN.
|#2 Notre Dame - 14 Commits|
Last week I wrote that the Irish were just behind Ohio State after winning a head-to-head battle with the Buckeyes for Jaylon Smith. After getting consensus four-star Isaac Rochell this week, Notre Dame makes the leap to #2; OSU's narrow edge in average star rating can't overcome ND's three extra recruits.
|#3 Ohio State - 11 Commits|
Tracy Sprinkle gets a three-star rating from ESPN.
|#4 Penn State - 10 Commits|
The Nittany Lions join the ranks of the double digit commits after picking up William Fuller and Neiko Robinson just two days apart. Andrew Nelson gets three stars from Rivals and four from ESPN, while Curtis Cothran gets three stars from ESPN.
|#5 Nebraska - 8 Commits|
ESPN gets around to ranking three Husker commits: Marcus McWilson (three stars), Courtney Love (four), and Dan Sameulson (three).
|#6 Michigan State - 7 Commits|
Three Spartans—Jon Reschke, Shane Jones, and Jalyn Powell—get four-star ratings from ESPN.
|#7 Illinois - 10 Commits|
ESPN gives out three stars to eight Illini commits: Clements, Dawson, DiLauro, Gibbs, Jackson, Foster, Chadwell, and Schmidt.
|#8 Iowa - 8 Commits|
Five players—Gressel, Kenny, Willies, Bazata, and Shimonek—get three stars from ESPN.
|#9 Wisconsin - 6 Commits|
Chikwe Obasih earns three stars from ESPN.
|#10 Northwestern - 5 Commits|
The Wildcats haul in three commits on Friday in Brad North, Macan Wilson, and Tyler Lancaster. Blake King gets three stars from Rivals and ESPN.
|#11 Purdue - 2 Commits|
Danny Etling picks up three stars from ESPN.
|#12 Minnesota - 1 Commit|
Keelon Brookins gets three stars from ESPN.
Indiana is the lone Big Ten school without a commit.
Indiana is right behind you....this is awkward.
Is Indiana ever not scrambling for leftovers?
The long nightmare ended today as Indiana picked up their first commit, Isaac Griffith, a 3 star WR out of Ft Wayne.
What do you know about these Jaron Dukes rumors?
Allen Trieu says they're not true($). That's all I know, but I trust him. From my experience speaking to Jaron, I'd be shocked if he was anything but 100% solid, and I don't see this staff as the type that would cool on a commit.
All of those rumors were started by a buckeye 'insider' anyway...soo they probably shoulda been taken with a grain of salt from the get-go
If anyone wants to see what they're talking about they can go to the OSU Scout free boards and witness some pure idiocy. BTW NevadaBuck is an OSU "insider" who claims to know what he's talking about. Called Pocic a lock for Ohio and now this...what a tool.
Watch your language. This is MgoBlog fergodsakes
Real quick, though: When SHOULD someone "spout" their ignorance, if not "when (they) don't know what they're f-ing talking about"? Isn't that the only time one is able to spout one's ignorance?
This is really lame to start bad rumors about a kid. Aren't there criminal defamation laws to prevent stuff like this from getting out of hand?
Could you provide a link to that site? I'm fairly new to the mgoblog community and the related following of recruiting. As such, I'm not sure what you mean by the OSU Scout free boards.
It looks like they deleted all the Michigan fan's comments.
Wow... I have to say, after reading that, it makes me really thankful for this board. Are those people for real?
I think I lost like 40 IQ points just reading those comments about Hoke and his track record of over-signing. WAT.
The most hilarious thing in that board is:
Hoke cutting another lower-ranked recruit to make room for a higher ranked recruit? We've seen this move over and over and over again by Hoke. It is only a matter a time before recruits, commits, and coaches jump ship and refuse to talk to Michigan coaches because of dirty recruiting tactics. I wonder what Michigan commits we can land now.
This is what Nick Saban does all the time in the guise of medical hardships, and recruits are still clamoring to go there. Of course we know that Hoke does not (and would not) do this, but I find that logic hilarious. It's the same reason USC can land two elite running backs in the same year. Every recruit thinks they're the best... so even coaches with a reputation for cutting the chaff still get excellent recruits, simply because every recruit thinks they're excellent.
Has it actually been confirmed that this guy already got a scholarship? It just seems so counter intuitive at this point that like a lot of other people on this board said, it could be one of those conditional scholarships if we don't fill spots. If there isn't anything beyond the kid saying he got a scholarship, then I think he should be under that preferred walk on category.
He's on full scholarship. That's been confirmed by multiple outlets.
1st) It has been confirmed by others that he got the offer. Guys like Sam Webb have sources inside Schemmy Hall and would have been tipped off it the kid was just making it up.
2nd) We don't normally have anyone's word but the kid's anyway, for any of our recruits. Just because you don't want him to take up a scholarship, doesn't mean he doesn't have one and is a walk-on.
Can we please make it an MGoRule to never, ever refer to Schembechler Hall as SchemmyHall? That's one of the things I loathe about the Scout boards. Not to mention I feel it demeans one of the greatest names in Michigan football history.
The long snapper addition sure made our averages look funny - almost more meaningful to exclude him from the averages . . .
That would put us at 3.84 for the average of averages.
Agreed. Common sense says that any LS receiving a full scholarship by non-MSU BCS school is an automatic 4 star.
Iowa State received their first football verbal for 2013 putting them one up on Indiana. We are spoiled here in the land of Hoke
Hoke is recruiting on an unpecedented level. We have always been a good recruiting school. However, if you go back and look at the classes from 2000 on up we were never really top 5 elite. And obviously toward the end of Carrs career we still recruited elite in the Big 10, but not consistently top 5 nationally. I fancy myself a fanatic but also realistic M fan. And I have to say I think Brady Hoke has a chance to make himself one of the legends of M football coaches. Obviously, it's only his second season but he is setting himself up to have elite teams talent wise over the next few years.
Do I sense the tide of the rivalry changing?
I'm not really surprised by IUs slow start, but I'm more surprised by Minnesota. By all the accounts I've read, Jerry Kill is considered a great hire by the Gophers. I would have thought Minnesota kids would hop on board.
Also, that comment blockquoted by RyeBreadBoy makes my blood boil. I know I shouldn't get worked up about what some internet Buckeye fanboy has to say, but son of a *****, nearly every word that jackass wrote is false. All the more reason to hate Ohio State.
(Though I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about Ace specifically)
Thanks for posting that. It's not suprising that Hoke and staff pay no attention to the star ratings.