Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-1-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-1-12

Submitted by Ace on July 1st, 2012 at 12:52 PM

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.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 22 3.55 3.82 3.73 3.64 3.68
2 Notre Dame 16 3.56 3.88 3.69 3.81 3.73
3 Ohio State 14 3.79 3.79 3.64 3.64 3.71
4 Penn State 14 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.57 3.52
5 Illinois 15 2.93 2.80 2.66 2.93 2.83
6 Iowa 15 2.87 2.73 2.80 2.87 2.82
7 Nebraska 11 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18
8 Michigan State 10 3.00 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.08
9 Wisconsin 10 3.10 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.03
10 Northwestern 11 2.82 2.73 2.64 2.72 2.72
11 Purdue 6 2.82 2.33 2.50 2.17 2.46
12 Minnesota 4 2.50 2.75 3.00 2.75 2.75
13 Indiana 1 3.00 2.00 3.00 3.00 2.67

^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.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-24-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-24-12

Submitted by Ace on June 24th, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I have returned from vacation and, naturally, there's a lot of catching up to do. Michigan added a camp commit in Channing Stribling while every Big Ten school picked up at least one pledge over the past two weeks. Yes, even Indiana, which is now officially on the board. Changes since the last rankings:

6-11-12: Nebraska picks up Kevin Gladney. Northwestern picks up Sam Coverdale. Indiana picks up Isaac Griffith.
6-12-12: Caleb Benenoch decommits from Michigan State.
6-14-12: Penn State picks up Brandon Bell.
6-15-12: Iowa picks up Malik Rucker.
6-16-12: Nebraska picks up Nathan Gerry.
6-17-12: Nebraska picks up Gabriel Miller. Wisconsin picks up Hayden Biegel and Jazz Peavy.
6-18-12: Minnesota picks up Alex Mayes.
6-19-12: Ohio State picks up Johnny Townsend. Northwestern picks up Eric Joraskie.
6-20-12: Michigan picks up Channing Stribling. Michigan State picks up Darian Hicks. Nothwestern picks up Xavier Menifield.
6-21-12: Illinois picks up Caleb Day. Iowa picks up Derrick Mitchell Jr. Minnesota picks up Owen Salzwedel.
6-22-12: Illinois picks up Bryce Douglas. Iowa picks up Sean Welsh and Andre Harris. Northwestern picks up Hunter Niswander. Minnesota picks up Chris Streveler.
6-23-12: Illinois picks up Darius Mosely.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 22 3.55 3.82 3.73 3.64 3.68
2 Notre Dame 14 3.64 3.93 3.79 3.86 3.80
3 Ohio State 12 3.83 3.83 3.66 3.75 3.77
4 Penn State 11 3.55 3.45 3.45 3.64 3.52
5 Nebraska 11 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18 3.18
6 Illinois 13 2.92 2.85 2.77 3.08 2.90
7 Iowa 12 3.00 2.83 2.92 3.00 2.94
8 Michigan State 7 3.29 3.29 3.29 3.57 3.36
9 Wisconsin 8 3.13 3.00 3.13 3.00 3.06
10 Northwestern 9 2.78 2.67 2.67 2.67 2.69
11 Minnesota 4 2.50 2.75 2.75 2.50 2.63
12 Purdue 3 3.33 2.67 3.00 2.33 2.83
13 Indiana 1 3.00 2.00 3.00 3.00 2.67

^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.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-10-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-10-12

Submitted by Ace on June 10th, 2012 at 1:13 PM

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.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 21 3.62 3.90 3.76 3.71 3.75
2 Notre Dame 14 3.64 3.93 3.79 3.86 3.80
3 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.91 3.93
4 Penn State 10 3.60 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.53
5 Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
6 Michigan State 7 3.29 3.29 3.14 3.71 3.36
7 Illinois 10 2.90 2.90 2.80 3.10 2.93
8 Iowa 8 3.13 2.88 3.00 3.13 3.03
9 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.17
10 Northwestern 5 3.00 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.85
11 Purdue 2 3.50 3.00 3.00 2.50 3.00
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.

MBB 2013 Class up to 6 on Scout

MBB 2013 Class up to 6 on Scout

Submitted by jackfl33 on June 7th, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Scout has updated it's overall class rankings. Michigan has moved up to 6th overall and 3rd in the B1G, trailing Purdue and Indiana. Michigan cracks the top 10 despite Scout criminally underrating Zak Irvin, leaving him entirely out of their top 100. PG Derrick Walton comes in at 48 overall while Post Mark Donnal follows at 80. http://michigan.scout.com/2/1192620.html#.T9CxJDJZceY.twitter

Michigan In Top 3 for Leon McQuay III

Michigan In Top 3 for Leon McQuay III

Submitted by sundaybluedysunday on June 4th, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Per 247 Sports, Michigan is in Leon McQuay's Top 3 along with USC and...Vanderbilt??

A very interesting list to say the least and there is a long way to go before his stated decision date of Nov. 21, but hopefully Michigan continues to make a strong push. It's also worth mentioning that many believed he was going to stay in Florida for a long time, but it seems the longer it goes, the more the out of state schools are getting looks.

Jack Kennedy drop the beat.

Link: http://vanderbilt.247sports.com/Board/59433/Vandy-making-a-big-time-cut-9954316/1

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-3-12 (UPDATED 6-4-12)

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-3-12 (UPDATED 6-4-12)

Submitted by Ace on June 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 PM

While this post may become somewhat obsolete in the very near future, here's the latest update of the Big Ten recruiting landscape. Not a whole lot of action this week, but both Michigan and Notre Dame get big pickups during the same week that Rivals updates their rankings. Changes since the last rankings:

6-2-12: Michigan picks up Maurice Hurst Jr. Notre Dame picks up Jaylon Smith.
UPDATE 6-4-12: Michigan picks up Henry Poggi.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 20 3.70 4.00 3.85 3.75 3.83
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.82 3.91
3 Notre Dame 13 3.62 3.92 3.77 3.85 3.79
4 Penn State 8 3.63 3.63 3.63 3.50 3.59
5 Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 2.88 3.25
6 Michigan State 7 3.29 3.29 3.14 2.86 3.14
7 Illinois 10 2.90 2.90 2.80 2.30 2.73
8 Iowa 8 3.13 2.88 3.00 2.50 2.88
9 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.00 3.13
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.25
11 Purdue 2 3.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.88
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-28-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-28-12

Submitted by Ace on May 28th, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Little of note in this week's recruiting rankings, save for Illinois jumping up a couple of spots after breaking double-digit commits. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day; thank you to the incredibly brave people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs and country. Changes since the last rankings:

5-22-12: Nebraska picks up Dan Samuelson.
5-26-12: Illinois picks up Reon Dawson.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 18 3.66 4.00 3.83 3.78 3.82
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.82 3.91
3 Notre Dame 12 3.42 3.83 3.67 3.83 3.69
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.63 3.63 3.50 3.56
5 Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 2.88 3.25
6 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.29 3.14 2.86 3.11
7 Illinois 10 2.90 2.90 2.80 2.30 2.73
8 Iowa 8 3.00 2.88 3.00 2.50 2.84
9 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.00 3.13
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.25
11 Purdue 2 2.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.63
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-21-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-21-12

Submitted by Ace on May 21st, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The offseason is really starting to drag and recruiting is relatively calm after a frenetic start. At times like this, I have only one question: Has Indiana picked up a 2013 commit yet?

No, no they haven't.

Changes since the last rankings:

5-16-12: Nebraska picks up Greg Hart.
5-17-12: Iowa picks up Nic Shimonek.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 18 3.66 4.00 3.83 3.78 3.82
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.82 3.91
3 Notre Dame 12 3.42 3.83 3.67 3.83 3.69
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.63 3.63 3.50 3.56
5 Nebraska 7 3.43 3.43 3.43 3.00 3.32
6 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.29 3.14 2.86 3.11
7 Iowa 8 3.00 2.88 2.88 2.50 2.81
8 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.00 3.13
9 Illinois 9 2.89 2.89 2.78 2.33 2.72
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.25
11 Purdue 2 2.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.63
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.

2013 RB Wilkins Visited by Michigan

2013 RB Wilkins Visited by Michigan

Submitted by RakeFight on May 16th, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Without revealing too much of the paywalled article on 247sports, Coach Heck visited Jordan Wilkins (4* RB from TN) school Monday.  I thought this brought up some interesting discussion points...

1. Michigan is still looking for a RB for 2013.  Do we really need one?

2. Even though we haven't heard much about him, Wilkins sounds to be the next top choice at RB after Isaac (coaches told him they're looking for one more RB and they want him "to be the guy.").

3. This brings up timing questions... if Coach Heck visited and talked to him on Monday, but Isaac announced on Tuesday?... hmmmm

4. How does he look / how would he fit in?  (I'll leave that to the gurus on the board)

5. What does he eat for breakfast?  (but seriously, I hesitated posting this, because I thought the board got a little obsessed with Isaac, but maybe we've learned our lesson?)

Link($): http://247sports.com/Article/The-Wolverines-recently-visited-Top247-RB-Jordan-Wilkins-73939

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-14-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-14-12

Submitted by Ace on May 14th, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Michigan picks up a commitment, so the rankings are front-paged this week. There was very little action elsewhere this week, with the rest of the top eight remaining entirely unchanged. Also, Indiana continues to be unaware that they have a football program, which is probably for the best. Changes since the last rankings:

5-9-12: Michigan picks up Csont'e York. Illinois picks up Kenton Gibbs. Purdue picks up Randy Gregory.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 18 3.66 4.00 3.83 3.78 3.82
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.82 3.91
3 Notre Dame 12 3.42 3.75 3.67 3.83 3.67
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.38 3.50 3.50 3.47
5 Nebraska 6 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.38
6 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.00 3.14 2.86 3.04
7 Iowa 7 3.14 3.00 3.00 2.71 2.96
8 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.00 3.13
9 Illinois 9 2.89 2.89 2.78 2.33 2.72
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.00 3.13
11 Purdue 2 2.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.63
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.