Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 10-10-10

Submitted by Tim on October 10th, 2010 at 9:25 AM

A new commit for Michigan means we're hitting the front page. Action since last rankings:

3-14-09 Michigan gains commitment from Antonio Kinard.
10-4-10 Indiana gains commitment from Cody Latimer.
10-6-10 Wisconsin gains commitment from Denzel Doe.
10-8-10 Michigan gains commitment from Demetrius Hart. Iowa gains commitment from Melvin Spears.
10-9-10 Wisconsin gain commitment from Tyler Marz.

If you see any errors in the individual tables, please let me know. I'm tempted to move Indiana down a bit, but their averages per commit are about even with (or only very slightly behind) the teams nipping at their heels, and they have more commits.

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg ESPN Avg
1 Ohio State 17 5.76 3.82 79.00
2 Notre Dame 20 5.72 3.50 79.10
3 Nebraska 13 5.70 3.23 75.85
4 Michigan State 16 5.64 3.25 76.75
5 Michigan 12 5.70 3.33 78.17
6 Indiana 22 5.54 2.73 75.36
7 Iowa 15 5.60 3.00 76.60
8 Northwestern 13 5.58 2.77 77.23
9 Minnesota 15 5.45 2.60 71.93
10 Wisconsin 13 5.51 2.69 69.08
11 Penn State 4 5.60 3.50 77.75
12 Illinois 16 5.40 2.56 69.81
13 Purdue 7 5.46 2.43 71.71

Rivals rankings are on the "RR" scale, which is on a scale from about 5 to about 6.1. Unrated prospects are given a 5.1 rating, on par with the worst of any Big Ten commit last year. Scout is on the 5-star system (unranked players earn star), and ESPN uses grades out of 100 (unranked is 40 or 45).

#1 Ohio State - 17 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Michael Bennett DT OH 6.0 4 80
Braxton Miller QB OH 5.9 5 81
Kenny Hayes DE OH 5.9 4 78
Steve Miller DE OH 5.8 5 84
Nick Vannett TE OH 5.8 4 80
Jeremy Cash S FL 5.8 4 80
Chase Farris DE OH 5.8 4 79
Brian Bobek OL IL 5.8 4 79
Evan Spencer WR IL 5.7 4 81
Ron Tanner S OH 5.7 4 78
DerJuan Gambrell CB OH 5.7 4 77
Devin Smith WR OH 5.7 4 76
Jeff Heuerman TE FL 5.7 3 80
Joel Hale DT IN 5.7 3 79
Chris Carter OL OH 5.7 3 78
Tommy Brown OL OH 5.6 3 78
Antonio Underwood OL OH 5.6 3 75

No change for the Buckeyes.

#2 Notre Dame - 20 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Stephon Tuitt DE GA 6.0 4 80
Ben Koyack TE PA 5.9 5 81
Matt Hegarty OL NM 5.9 4 83
Justice Hayes RB MI 5.9 4 79
Aaron Lynch DE FL 5.8 4 81
DaVaris Daniels WR IL 5.8 4 81
Eilar Hardy S OH 5.8 4 79
George Atkinson III S CA 5.8 4 79
Jordan Prestwood OL FL 5.7 4 80
Jarrett Grace LB OH 5.7 4 78
Anthony Rabasa DE FL 5.7 3 81
Clay Burton DE FL 5.7 3 79
Tony Springmann OL IN 5.7 3 78
Josh Atkinson CB CA 5.7 3 78
Conor Hanratty OL CT 5.6 4 76
Ben Councell DE NC 5.6 3 78
Brad Carrico OL OH 5.6 3 77
Matthias Farley CB NC 5.5 3 77
Jalen Brown CB TX 5.5 3 78
Kyle Brindza K MI 5.4 NR 79

With their higher commit numbers, Notre Dame is actually pretty close to passing Ohio State, though a deflated ranking on Scout (which hasn't rated kickers) keeps them well behind on the average at that site.

#3 Nebraska - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Tyler Moore OL FL 5.9 4 78
Bubba Starling QB KS 5.8 4 81
Jamal Turner QB TX 5.8 4 81
Ryne Reeves OL NE 5.8 4 79
Tevin Mitchell CB TX 5.8 4 79
Ryan Klachko OL IL 5.8 4 78
Zach Sterup OL NE 5.8 3 78
Kevin Williams DT OH 5.7 3 79
David Santos LB TX 5.6 3 79
Daniel Davie S NE 5.5 3 75
Aaryn Bouzos CB CA 5.4 2 76
Nicklas Sade K NC 5.4 NR 78
Daimion Stafford S CA NR 3 NR

No change for Nebraska.

#4 Michigan State - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Lawrence Thomas LB MI 6.1 5 80
Donavon Clark OG OH 5.7 4 78
Taiwan Jones LB MI 5.7 3 78
Roger Williamson CB OH 5.7 3 78
Mikail McCall RB IL 5.7 3 77
Ed Davis LB MI 5.7 3 77
Arjen Colquhoun S ON 5.7 3 76
Connor Cook QB OH 5.7 2 76
Onaje Miller RB MI 5.6 4 78
Darien Harris LB MD 5.6 3 79
Jack Allen OL IL 5.6 3 78
Joel Heath DE OH 5.6 4 76
AJ Sims CB GA 5.6 3 78
Mark Scarpinato DT WI 5.5 3 76
Trae Waynes CB WI 5.4 3 75
Paul Lang TE PA 5.4 3 68

Nothing new for MSU.

#5 Michigan - 11 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Demetrius Hart RB FL 5.9 4 80
Brennen Beyer DE MI 5.8 4 79
Delonte Hollowell CB MI 5.8 3 79
Chris Rock DE OH 5.7 3 78
Shawn Conway WR MI 5.7 3 78
Greg Brown CB OH 5.7 3 77
Kellen Jones LB TX 5.7 4 79
Jake Fisher OL MI 5.7 4 77
Kevin Sousa QB FL 5.7 3 78
Tony Posada OL FL 5.7 3 78
Jack Miller OL OH 5.5 3 78
Antonio Kinard LB OH 5.5 3 77

Yay! Michigan picks up Dee Hart finally. The MSU loss might slow down anything else from happening soon, though. I've also added Antonio Kinard, as U Recruit reports he'll join the team this winter.

#6 Indiana - 22 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Raymon Taylor CB MI 5.8 3 77
Zack Shaw LB OH 5.8 3 76
Cody Latimer WR OH 5.7 2 73
Max Pirman LB OH 5.6 3 78
D'Angelo Roberts RB IN 5.6 3 77
Jake Reed TE IN 5.6 3 77
Jalen Schlachter TE MI 5.6 3 75
Ralston Evans OL IN 5.6 3 74
Tre Roberson QB IN 5.6 2 76
Forisse Hardin S KY 5.6 3 74
Bernard Taylor OL MI 5.5 3 76
CJ Robbins DE IL 5.5 3 75
Nick Stoner S IN 5.5 3 74
Kirk Harris OL KS 5.5 2 77
Kyle Kennedy LB IN 5.5 2 76
Mark Murphy S OH 5.5 2 75
Kenny Mullen CB IN 5.4 3 74
Shafer Johnson DT MI 5.4 3 77
Jay McCants WR OH 5.4 3 75
Mike Replogle LB OH 5.4 3 74
Donte Phillips DE WI 5.4 2 74
Nick VanHoose DB OH 5.4 3 74

Rivals is far higher on the Hoosiers' new commit Cody Latimer than are the other two services.

#7 Iowa - 15 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Jordan Walsh OL IL 5.8 4 79
Austin Blythe OL IA 5.8 3 79
Ray Hamilton TE OH 5.7 4 79
Melvin Gordon RB WI 5.7 3 79
John Raymon DE PA 5.7 3 78
Torrey Campbell RB FL 5.6 3 78
Riley McMinn DE IL 5.6 3 77
Jake Rudock QB FL 5.6 3 78
Marcus Grant WR MA 5.6 3 76
Melvin Spears LB TX 5.5 3 78\9
Henry Krieger-Coble TE IA 5.5 3 78
Cole Fisher LB NE 5.5 3 74
Jake Duzey TE MI 5.5 3 73
Mike Orloff LB MA 5.5 2 69
Austin Vincent WR TX 5.4 2 73

No change.

#8 Northwestern - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Christian Jones WR TX 5.7 3 81
Sean Cotton S IL 5.7 3 79
Shane Mertz OL NJ 5.6 3 79
Jack Konopka OL IL 5.6 3 79
Zack Oliver QB LA 5.6 3 78
Jarrell Williams CB IL 5.6 3 76
Matt Frazier OL IL 5.6 3 75
Max Chapman DE FL 5.6 2 78
Derek Watt LB WI 5.6 3 77
Geoff Mogus OL OH 5.5 3 75
Cameron Dickerson WR NJ 5.5 2 73
Mark Szott TE IL 5.5 3 77
Treyvon Green RB TX NR 2 77

No change for Northwestern.

#9 Minnesota - 15 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Tommy Olson OL MN 5.7 3 79
Matt LaCosse ATH IL 5.6 3 78
Max Shortell QB KS 5.6 3 74
Quinn Bauducco LB CA 5.6 3 74
Peter Westerhaus TE MN 5.6 2 76
Kyle McAvoy OL IL 5.5 3 79
Marquise Vann LB OH 5.5 3 78
Jephete Matilus LB FL 5.5 2 77
Mike Moore LB TX 5.5 3 77
Luke McAvoy OL IL 5.5 3 75
Devin Crawford-Tufts WR MN 5.5 2 74
Sam Rohr TE WI 5.4 3 74
Cameron Brown WR TX NR 2 74
Samuel Oyenuga CB TX NR 2 NR
Russell Haughton-James OL FL NR 2 NR

No changes for the LOLphers.

#10 Wisconsin - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Keefer LB WI 5.8 3 78
Sam Arneson TE WI 5.7 3 78
Mike Caputo LB PA 5.7 3 77
Austin Maly TE WI 5.6 3 76
Eric Steffes TE WI 5.6 3 NR
Terrance Floyd CB FL 5.6 2 77
Makinton Dorleant CB FL 5.5 3 77
Jordan Frederick LB WI 5.5 3 75
Derek Landisch LB WI 5.5 3 74
Frederick Willis WR WI 5.5 2 NR
Kenzel Doe WR NC 5.4 2 75
Bennett Okotcha CB TX NR 3 76
Tyler Marz OL MN NR 2 NR

Two new pickups for the Badgers, though neither is highly-rated.

#11 Penn State - 4 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Shawn Oakman DE PA 5.8 4 77
Angelo Mangiro OL NJ 5.7 4 81
Jordan Kerner DE PA 5.5 3 77
Kyle Carter TE DE 5.4 3 76

They have to get some commits sooner or later, right?

#12 Illinois - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Clint Tucker DT IL 5.7 3 79
Zeph Grimes S SC 5.6 3 77
Chris Boles OL OH 5.6 3 77
Reilly O'Toole QB IL 5.6 3 76
Tony Durkin OL IL 5.5 3 74
Carl Williams CB FL 5.5 3 77
Josh Ferguson RB IL 5.5 3 75
Chris O'Connor DE IL 5.5 3 75
Scott McDowell OL IL 5.4 3 75
Ted Karras OL IN 5.4 2 77
Marquise Mosley WR TX 5.4 2 NR
Hunter Wells OL IL 5.3 3 NR
Daniel Rhodes TE NC NR 2 73
JT Thornton CB FL NR 2 77
Henry Dickinson LB TN NR 2 NR
Justin DuVernois K FL NR NR 70

Nothing new. The sites still aren't in agreement over whether Hayden Daniels is committed.

#13 Purdue - 7 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Taylor Richards CB FL 5.6 2 77
Russell Bellomy QB TX 5.5 3 78
Robert Kugler TE PA 5.5 3 78
Brandon Cottom LB PA 5.5 3 76
Michael Rouse DT IL 5.5 3 73
AJ King WR FL 5.5 2 75
Randy Gregory DE IN NR 2 NR

No change for Purdue.

Comments

meechiganroses

October 10th, 2010 at 9:40 AM ^

I'm wondering if Nebraska should fall to 5.  They are only 1 commit ahead of us, but we have higher ratings per Scout and ESPN. So:

1. Ohio State

2. Notre Dame

3. MSU

4. Michigan

5. Nebraska

Tim

October 10th, 2010 at 9:43 AM ^

Actually, you raise a good point. I've been a little hesitant to move teams around lately, for whatever reason.

That said, the Huskers still have unranked prospects to both Scout (hasn't ranked kickers) and ESPN (hasn't ranked - maybe never does - JuCos), so their rankings are a little deflated.

camgordon

October 10th, 2010 at 10:25 AM ^

How does ND continue to top defensive talent.  Stephon Tuitt and the Atkinson twins are great players. 

Rich needs to take a page out of kelly recruiting book

PhillyBlue09

October 10th, 2010 at 10:45 AM ^

Hey all,

Does anyone know if there is an iCal/Google Calendar/Outlook calendar anywhere with the Michigan Hockey schedule for the upcoming season?  I've googled pretty extensively to no avail and it's a bummer the athletic site doesn't support any of the above.  Could someone (read: rational poster not screaming about losing to sparty [we're still 5-1..]) kindly start a message board thread containing this message?

Rockne

October 10th, 2010 at 2:07 PM ^

Many of the positions the ND recruits are listed at are wrong.

George Atkinson III will play WR.

Anthony Rabasa, Clay Burton, and Ben Councell will all be OLBs.

Tony Springmann and Brad Carrico will be DEs.

Rockne

October 10th, 2010 at 3:44 PM ^

Carrico was moved to OL this year but was a full-time DE last year and that's what he's been recruited to play by the Irish coaching staff and will start at next summer (although there is a good possiblity he will move especially if ND does not land another OL this class).

Irish

October 10th, 2010 at 10:51 PM ^

I think there is very little chance that both carrico and springman are still slated for DE with lynch and tuitt committed.  One of them is that ROT that the staff was trying to fill, likely Carrico.  When you add in all the recruiting they're still doing with ishaq, niklas and drew and they still plan to add more to this class up front.

They just offered Zach Martin's brother to probably replace Wenger, so it would seem they're intending to beef up both sides of the line still.  there is a lot left to happen with this class it seems.