Treadwell "Anxious to Make a Decision" per Sam Webb

Treadwell "Anxious to Make a Decision" per Sam Webb

Submitted by ChiCityWolverine on May 10th, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I know there have been countless updates, but this could be relevant news. I don't have a Scout subscription though.

Sam Webb @SamWebb77

A big change of plan for #Michigan WR target, @SuccessfulQuon. Treadwell “Anxious to Make a Decision” - ($) http://bit.ly/JjO5lZ

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/#!/SamWebb77/status/200689281927364608

2013 WR Csont'e York Offered

2013 WR Csont'e York Offered

Submitted by Ace on May 8th, 2012 at 3:30 PM

According to both Sam Webb and Josh Helmholdt, Michigan just offered 2013 WR Csont'e York from Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park Academy. York visited campus today. Junior highlights:

York also has offers from Bowling Green and Toledo. He's a three-star to Scout and 247, unranked on Rivals, and isn't in the ESPN database. York was at the Columbus NFTC, and Allen Trieu had a nice writeup of him ($):

We felt the guy who really emerged here was Csont'e York from Chandler Park (Mich.) He's a tall, lean kid with fantastic ball skills. He's effortless when it comes to adjusting to the ball in the air and making tough grabs that are high or not right on target. He's not a burner, but can create separation and gave a lot of the top DBs trouble.

Looks pretty good on film, and Michigan might be getting in on a late riser just before he blows up.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-6-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-6-12

Submitted by Ace on May 6th, 2012 at 2:36 PM

By request, recruiting rankings front-paged to bump that creepy picture off the top. Given the glut of early commitments in the class of 2013, it was inevitable that we'd start to see some recruits have a change of heart. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that Ohio State suffered a couple of decommits this week, though the circumstances surrounding Alex Anzalone's decision are obviously highly unusual. Other than then happenings in Columbus, nothing changed at the top of the board, though there were several pickups by teams in the middle of the pack. Changes since the last rankings:

4-29-12: Wisconsin picks up Chikwe Obasih.
4-30-12: Illinois picks up Merrick Jackson.
5-1-12: Lewis Neal decommits from Ohio State. Illinois picks up Jarrod Clements. Northwestern picks up Blake King.
5-3-12: Wisconsin picks up Jack Keeler.
5-5-12: Alex Anzalone decommits from Ohio State. Nebraska picks up Christian Lacouture. Illinois picks up Austin Schmidt.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 4.06 3.88 3.88 3.90
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 8 2.88 2.88 2.75 2.38 2.72
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.00 3.13
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
12 Purdue 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: 4-29-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-29-12

Submitted by Ace on April 29th, 2012 at 4:41 PM

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.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 4.06 3.88 3.88 3.90
2 Ohio State 13 3.92 3.92 3.77 3.77 3.85
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 5 3.60 3.40 3.60 3.00 3.40
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 4 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.00 3.06
9 Illinois 5 3.00 3.00 2.80 2.60 2.85
10 Northwestern 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
12 Purdue 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.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-22-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 4-22-12

Submitted by Ace on April 22nd, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Before I get to the new commits, there's been a slight tweak in the formula. Yes, after hearing your complaints about the way I count unranked players, I've decided to count them as two-star recruits instead of one-stars. I'm still not sure how I'll deal with NRs when the final rankings are released—at that point, I think the old method works better for differentiating them from actual two-stars—but at this juncture it makes more sense to give them some benefit of the doubt. I appreciate all the feedback I get with these posts, even if I do enjoy jumping into the comments for a little debate now and then. Without further ado, here are the changes since the last rankings:

4-17-12: Purdue picks up Danny Etling.
4-18-12: Ohio State picks up J.T. Barrett.
4-21-12: Ohio State picks up Alex Anzalone. Notre Dame picks up John Montelus. Iowa picks up Colin Goebel.
4-22-12: Nebraska picks up Courtney Love.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 4.06 3.88 3.88 3.90
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 3.91 3.82 3.82 3.90
3 Notre Dame 11 3.36 3.73 3.64 3.82 3.64
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.38 3.50 3.50 3.47
5 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.00 3.14 2.86 3.04
6 Nebraska 5 3.60 3.40 3.60 3.00 3.40
7 Iowa 4 3.25 3.25 3.00 3.00 3.13
8 Wisconsin 3 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
9 Illinois 4 2.75 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.56
10 Northwestern 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
12 Purdue 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 with projected star values

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings with projected star values

Submitted by go16blue on April 17th, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Ed-S: Bumped to diary. Much of the content is from Ace's but there's good work done here.

Some people have been asking for this change for a while, so I decided to make it as a seperate post. I know it's not a very big deal, but it's a very quick process so I figured why not.

I took Ace's Big Ten Recruiting Rankings and applied a simple method to project NR recruits in an effort to make the rankings more accurate. The vast majority of NR recruits will have rankings by the end of the recruiting cycle, so with this in mind I gave them the star values I deemed appropriate. If a NR recruit was given a 4-star ranking by one site, the NR is substituted for with a 3-star ranking. If a NR recruit is a 3-star to one site, he is given a 2-star ranking. The lone recruit who was an NR across the board was given 1.5 stars. This incorporates the fact that a site doesn't like the NR recruit as much, but remains relatively realistic, as there are hardly any recruits with a 2 star difference across sites. The NR is replaced by the projected ranking number, in parenthesis. 

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings

Rank

School

#

Rivals Avg

Scout Avg

24/7 Avg

ESPN Avg

Avg Avg^

1

Michigan

17

3.76

4.06

3.76

3.88

3.87

2

Ohio State

9

4.00

3.89

3.78

3.78

3.86

3

Notre Dame

10

3.30

3.50

3.70

3.80

3.58

4

Penn State

8

3.44

3.19

3.31

3.44

3.35

5

Michigan State

7

3.29

3.14

3.14

3.14

3.18

6

Nebraska

4

3.75

3.50

3.25

3.50

3.50

7

Iowa

3

3.33

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.08

8

Wisconsin

3

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

9

Illinois

4

2.75

2.75

2.50

2.25

2.56

10

Northwestern

1

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

11

Minnesota

1

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.00

2.75

12

Indiana

0

-

-

-

-

-

13

Purdue

0

-

-

-

-

-

^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly (go16blue: to save time I just used the rounded numbers for the averages).

#1 Michigan - 17 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Patrick Kugler

OL

PA

4

5

4

4

Shane Morris

QB

MI

4

5

4

4

Dymonte Thomas

S

OH

4

5

4

4

Kyle Bosch

OL

IL

4

4

4

4

Jake Butt

TE

OH

4

4

4

4

Chris Fox

OL

CO

4

4

4

4

Ben Gedeon

LB

OH

4

4

4

4

Mike McCray

LB

OH

4

4

4

4

Logan Tuley-Tillman

OL

IL

4

4

4

4

Wyatt Shallman

ATH

MI

4

4

4

3

Taco Charlton

DE

OH

4

3

4

4

David Dawson

OL

MI

4

4

4

4

Jourdan Lewis

CB

MI

4

4

4

4

Gareon Conley

CB

OH

3

4

3

4

DeVeon Smith

RB

OH

3

4

3

4

Jaron Dukes

WR

OH

3

4

3

4

Khalid Hill

TE

MI

3

3

3

3

All but two Michigan commits—Wyatt Shallman and Khalid Hill—get four stars from ESPN, with 11 earning a spot in the ESPN 150. Hill is now the only commit who doesn't receive a four-star rating from at least one recruiting service, while 11 are consensus four-stars-or-better.

UPDATE: Thanks to Twitter follower chris_connon for pointing out that David Dawson, Jourdan Lewis, and Jaron Dukes all got upgraded to four stars on Scout. Michigan now has a Scout average over 4 and the highest combined average of any B1G school.

#2 Ohio State - 9 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Cameron Burrows

CB

OH

5

4

4

4

Jalin Marshall

ATH

OH

4

5

5

4

Marcus Baugh

TE

CA

4

4

4

4

Evan Lisle

OL

OH

4

4

4

4

Billy Price

DT

OH

4

4

4

4

Eli Woodard

CB

NJ

4

4

4

4

Ezekiel Elliott

RB

MO

4

4

3

4

Jayme Thompson

S

OH

4

3

3

4

Tracy Sprinkle

DE

OH

3

3

3

(2)

The Buckeyes got a commitment from in-state DE Tracy Sprinkle today, giving them their first non-four-star commit.

#3 Notre Dame - 10 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Hunter Bivin

OL

KY

4

4

4

4

Steven Elmer

OL

MI

4

4

4

4

Malik Zaire

QB

OH

4

4

4

4

Mike McGlinchey

OL

PA

3

4

4

4

Colin McGovern

OL

IL

3

4

4

4

Jacob Matuska

DE

OH

3

3

4

3

Devin Butler

CB

DC

3

3

3

4

James Onwualu

WR

MN

3

3

3

4

Corey Robinson

WR

TX

3

3

3

3

Rashad Kinlaw

ATH

NJ

3

(3)

4

4

The Irish are also putting together a very solid class, with only Corey Robinson not getting four stars from at least one service.

#4 Penn State - 8 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Adam Breneman

TE

PA

4

5

4

4

Christian Hackenberg

QB

VA

4

4

4

4

Greg Webb

DT

NJ

4

4

4

4

Garrett Sickels

DE

NJ

4

3

4

4

Ross Douglas

CB

OH

4

3

3

4

Brendan Mahon

OL

NJ

4

3

3

4

Curtis Cothran

DE

NJ

(2)

(2)

3

(2)

Andrew Nelson

OL

PA

(1.5)

(1.5)

(1.5)

(1.5)

The Nittany Lions add in-state lineman Andrew Nelson.

#5 Michigan State - 7 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Jon Reschke

LB

MI

4

4

4

(3)

Shane Jones

LB

OH

4

3

3

(3)

Caleb Benenoch

OL

TX

3

3

3

4

Gerald Holmes

RB

MI

3

3

3

3

Jalyn Powell

S

OH

3

3

3

(2)

R.J. Shelton

RB

WI

3

3

3

3

Damion Terry

QB

PA

(3)

(3)

3

4

The Spartans add Shane Jones—who held a Michigan offer, but not a committable one post-McCray—and Damion Terry. Strangely, neither Jones nor Jon Reschke are ranked by ESPN.

#6 Nebraska - 4 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Marcus McWilson

S

OH

4

4

3

(3)

Josh Banderas

LB

NE

4

3

4

4

Tre'vell Dixon

ATH

LA

4

3

3

4

A.J. Natter

DE

WI

3

4

3

3

The Huskers add A.J. Natter. Tre'vell Dixon gets three stars from Scout.

#7 Iowa - 3 Commit

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

David Kenney

DE

IN

4

3

3

4

Delano Hill

S

MI

3

3

3

3

Derrick Willies

WR

IL

3

3

3

(2)

Derrick Willies gets three stars from Scout.

#8 Wisconsin - 3 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Garret Dooley

LB

IL

3

3

3

4

Austin Ramesh

ATH

WI

3

3

4

3

T.J. Watt

ATH

WI

3

3

(2)

(2)

Austin Ramesh and T.J. Watt pick up three-star ratings from Scout.

#9 Illinois - 4 Commits

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Christian DiLauro

TE

OH

3

3

3

(2)

Dillan Cazley

CB

IL

3

3

2

3

Kendrick Foster

RB

IL

3

(2)

2

(2)

Jesse Chadwell

OL

MI

(2)

3

3

(2)

Christian DiLauro, Dillan Cazley, and Jesse Chadwell all get three stars from Scout.

#10 Northwestern - 1 Commit

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Matt Alviti

QB

IL

4

4

4

4

Northwestern's lone commit, dual-threat Matt Alviti, is a four-star across the board.

#11 Minnesota - 1 Commit

Name

Position

State

Rivals

Scout

24/7

ESPN

Keelon Brookins

CB

MN

3

3

3

(2)

Keelon Brookins gets three stars from Scout.

Indiana and Purdue still do not have a commit for the 2013 class.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: ESPN 150 Edition

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: ESPN 150 Edition

Submitted by Ace on April 17th, 2012 at 4:32 PM

ESPN unveiled their top 150, as well as rankings for many other prospects, this afternoon. Since I was updating my handy rankings spreadsheet anyway, I figured I'd post a rankings update to see how they stack up with a fourth recruiting service in the mix. Brian's instincts appear to be correct; going through the rankings, it looks like ESPN is handing out more four-star ratings than the other sites at this point. The notable exception is for Michigan State commits, as you'll see below. Here are the changes since, er, yesterday:

4-16-12: Michigan State picks up Shane Jones and Damion Terry. Nebraska picks up A.J. Natter.
4-17-12: Ohio State picks up Tracy Sprinkle.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 4.06 3.76 3.88 3.87
2 Ohio State 9 4.00 3.89 3.78 3.67 3.83
3 Notre Dame 10 3.30 3.30 3.70 3.80 3.53
4 Penn State 8 3.25 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.19
5 Michigan State 7 3.00 2.86 3.14 2.43 2.86
6 Nebraska 4 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 3.38
7 Iowa 3 3.33 3.00 3.00 2.67 3.00
8 Wisconsin 3 3.00 3.00 2.67 2.67 2.83
9 Illinois 4 2.50 2.50 2.50 1.50 2.25
10 Northwestern 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 1.00 2.50
12 Indiana 0 - - - - -
13 Purdue 0 - - - - -

^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three 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 one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.

On to the full data after the jump.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 4-16-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 4-16-12

Submitted by Ace on April 16th, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Michigan picks up a commitment from Ben Gedeon, so the rankings hit the front page this week. Here's a fun stat that I tweeted out yesterday: Michigan has 17 commits with a star average of 3.80. If you combine Ohio State's and Penn State's classes, there are 16 commits with a star average of 3.58. Holy Moses. Anyway, here's the changes since last rankings:

4-10-12: Michigan picks up Ben Gedeon. Ohio State picks up Marcus Baugh. Iowa picks up Derrick Willies.
4-12-12: Nebraska picks up Josh Banderas. Illinois picks up Kendrick Foster.
4-13-12: Illinois picks up Christian DiLauro.
4-14-12: Iowa picks up Delano Hill. Northwestern picks up Matt Alviti.
4-15-12: Penn State picks up Andrew Nelson.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 17 3.76 3.88 3.76 3.80
2 Ohio State 8 4.13 4.00 3.88 4.00
3 Notre Dame 10 3.30 3.30 3.70 3.43
4 Penn State 8 3.25 3.00 3.25 3.17
5 Michigan State 5 3.20 3.20 3.20 3.20
6 Nebraska 3 4.00 2.67 3.33 3.33
7 Wisconsin 3 3.00 1.67 2.67 2.44
8 Iowa 3 3.33 2.33 3.00 2.89
9 Illinois 4 2.50 1.00 2.50 2.00
10 Northwestern 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
11 Minnesota 1 3.00 1.00 3.00 2.33
12 Indiana 0 - - - -
13 Purdue 0 - - - -

^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three 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 one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.

On to the full data after the jump:

EJ Levenberry to Announce Mid-August

EJ Levenberry to Announce Mid-August

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on April 12th, 2012 at 1:24 PM

ESPN WolverineNation just ran an article (link here) where that EJ's father stated that his son plans to commit to one of his three top schools mid-August, and not at an All-American game as was thought before.

This is good news in my opinion, I'm just hoping they'd think about moving up the timetable on this even more....say this Saturday.

(As a note, the article is an "ESPN Insider" article, however, all the info I got was available in the free header)