Not counting Drake Harris for MSU?
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
While the pace of recruiting has slowed for Michigan, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Big Ten, as eight of the 12 conference teams (plus Notre Dame) picked up commits this week. Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State continue to be in a dogfight for second place, while Indiana goes back to being Indiana after briefly remembering they have a football team. Changes since the last rankings:
6-24-12: Penn State picks up Dorain Johnson. Iowa picks up Trevon Young, Solomon Warfield, and Ike Boettger. Michigan State picks up Dylan Chmura.
6-25-12: Michigan State picks up Trey Kilgore and Jay Harris. Wisconsin picks up Sam Raridon. Northwestern picks up Kyle Queiro. Purdue picks up John Strauser.
6-26-12: Notre Dame picks up Danny Mattingly. Ohio State picks up Darron Lee. Illinois picks up Dawuane Smoot.
6-27-12: Ohio State picks up Michael Hill. Penn State picks up Zach Bradshaw. Wisconsin picks up Matt Miller.
6-28-12: Purdue picks up Brisly Estime.
6-29-12: Notre Dame picks up Michael Deeb. Penn State picks up Zayd Issah. Purdue picks up Jake Replogle.
6-30-12: Illinois picks up Joshua Jones. Northwestern picks up Warren Miles-Long.
|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 - 22 Commits|
|Maurice Hurst Jr.||DT||MA||3||4||4||3|
No change for the Wolverines.
|#2 Notre Dame - 16 Commits|
The Irish add WA TE Danny Mattingly and FL LB Michael Deeb. As you can see, Notre Dame's star average—like those of Michigan and Ohio State—is inching down as they begin filling out their class.
|#3 Ohio State - 14 Commits|
The Buckeyes gain commitments from SC DT Michael Hill and in-state ATH Darron Lee.
|#4 Penn State - 14 Commits|
The Nittany Lions make the biggest recruiting splash this week, picking up blue-chip in-state lineman Dorian Johnson, in-state LB Zayd Issah, and MD WR Zach Bradshaw. Bill O'Brien is doing a remarkable job with his first recruiting class, which sits just a notch below the classes of Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State in terms of quality.
|#5 Illinois - 15 Commits|
The Illini continue to make noise on the recruiting trail, picking up MI S Joshua Jones and OH DE Dawuane Smoot and passing Nebraska in the process. Illinois will need to add some quality to the top of the class to stay at #5, but this is still an impressive haul for Tim Beckman.
|#6 Iowa - 15 Commits|
|Derrick Mitchell Jr.||S||MO||3||3||3||3|
The Hawkeyes also leap Nebraska after picking up three commits—OH S Solomon Warfield, IA LB Trevon Young, and IA TE Ike Boettger—in one day. Like Illinois, they'll need to add some four-star types to the class to stay ahead of the Huskers.
|#7 Nebraska - 11 Commits|
No change for the Cornhuskers.
|#8 Michigan State - 10 Commits|
The Spartans bolster their receiving corps with the addition of OH WR Trey Kilgore, PA WR Jay Harris, and WI TE Dylan Chmura (son of former Green Bay Packers TE Mark Chmura).
|#9 Wisconsin - 10 Commits|
The Badgers pick up OH OL Matt Miller—younger brother of Michigan OL Jack Miller—and IA DT Sam Raridon. Wisconsin sits just a hair behind Michigan State in the standings.
|#10 Northwestern - 9 Commits|
The Wildcats continue their recent recruiting surge by adding NJ ATH Kyle Queiro and CA RB Warren Miles-Long. Macan Wilson picks up two stars from 247 and three from ESPN.
|#11 Purdue - 6 Commits|
The Boilermakers double their class size with the additions of FL ATH Brisly Estime, OH DE Jake Replogle, and IL DE John Strauser. Both of Replogle's other brothers, Tyler and Adam, played for rival Indiana.
|#12 Minnesota - 4 Commits|
Chris Steveler picks up three stars on both 247 and ESPN.
|#13 Indiana - 1 Commit|
After picking up their first commit a couple weeks ago, the Hoosiers go back to doing what they do best: paying attention to basketball.
Not counting Drake Harris for MSU?
Class of 2014
Seems like Chumra and Jay Harris brought down our rankings alot.
But Indiana.... hahahahahahahaha
Seems like they forgot to send out offers again this year...
Something tells me that's not the problem.
Their problem is that they're dead...but only mostly dead. It may be time for every blog reader of Big Ten schools to pool together some money for Miracle Max.
/boom Princess Brode
Ace, I asked this before, Can you or someone else provide insight to how the rankings are sorted? It's not by average rating or total commits
Multiply Commits by Average and you get a pretty good estimate of how it's calculated.
Kudos to my cousin (Salzwedel) commiting with Minnesota. Funny thing is around 20 years ago I was recruited by Jerry Kill at SVSU.
I have to say that sometimes I/we get so fixated on the last couple of open spots, that we take for granted what an outstanding class this is... talented, and well-rounded in terams of position.
I hadn't realized what a nice OL ND had put together. I don't pretend to know much about MSU or OSU's depth, but it seems like OL is a glaring hole in both of their classes so far...
Is the biggest priority for Ohio State over the next couple of months. Our major targets have already committed elsewhere, but thankfully there is still a year of HS football to be evaluated and 8 months between now and signing day to try and flip whoever.
Passive aggressive looks terrible on you.
Did I just get down voted over a response to a bucks fan who said they (tsio) were going to flip whomever they wanted?
Is that what just happened? I'm disappointed.
Yes, very disappointed indeed.
Whomever*. And stop with the "Urban's gonna flip everyone" bit, it makes us all look bad.
That being said, the staff is looking for a tackle, and OGs are unlikely to be taken in this class. Price may switch to OG, but either way the current depth isn't as bad as it seems with the early enrollment from the 2012 class. I predict Kyle Meadows, an in-state guy gets the offer and commits, or else Finley commits, and Meadows never gets his offer.
To be fair, how many true gangstas are even left to be taken?
The problem is, the coaches haven't spread their efforts to Compton yet. Give it a year
Agree with Rational. Also, a couple reports have come out saying Chase Farris has switched to OL from DL. He was highly rated on both in high school and is making a good move in my opinion. I think his chances at starting DL in the next couple years were falling. Not that he was a bad DL, but our DL is and will be stocked with talent for the next few years. Similar to UM's OL. Oh, the battles to come.
Not just an OL, Farris is a tackle, which really bolsters the weak areas. With Mewhort, Norwell, Hall, Linsley, Underwood, Carter, Decker, Boren, Fragel, and now Farris, the depth issue really isn't an issue.
We have more Ohio kids than Ohio.
50% > 36%
Illinois staff is showing. Getting Day & Mosley were good gets. Tim Beckman's staff deserve credit for the work they're putting in.
At this point,a better showing by them than by others ranked lower,but with more stable programs and winning records last season.
It will be interesting to see if Penn State can hold it together this year as talk of possible serious NCAA sanctions starts to pick up.
M, ND, and OSU all have a good shot at top-10 classes
So I am relatively new to following recruiting, but I am an addict now. My question starts with a given. To my understanding, Michigan has 2 spots left in the 2013 class. If someone (like McQuay) wants to enroll early, we can put them in the 2012 class. Is there any scenario that allows for us to get 2 more PLUS early enrolee(s)? Or is there a total scholarship number that is also in play here?