Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 4-11

Submitted by Tim on April 11th, 2010 at 10:42 PM

I'll post the rankings weekly in the diaries, and frontpage it occasionally (i.e. when Michigan gets commitments). The team rankings are very rough estimates until the services have released more full individual grades.

Action since last rankings (aside from Scout releasing a new Top 300 list):

4-5-10 Indiana gains commitment from Jake Reed.
4-10-10 Indiana gains commitment from Tre Roberson.
4-11-10 Michigan State gains commitment from Connor Cook.

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # of Commits Rivals 250 Scout Average ESPN 150
1 Ohio State 8 1 3.50 2
2 Michigan State 4 1 2.75 1
3 Michigan 3 1 3.00 1
4 Notre Dame 2 0 3.50 1
5 Minnesota 2 1 2.00 1
6 Indiana 4 0 1.50 0
7 Wisconsin 1 0 3.00 0
t-8 Illinois 1 0 1.00 0
t-8 Northwestern 1 0 1.00 0
10 Iowa 0 0 0 0
11 Penn State 0 0 0 0
12 Purdue 0 0 0 0

I'll only make charts for the teams that currently have commits. Rivals 250 means that a given prospect is on the Rivals 250 to Watch, and ESPN 150 means that a prospect is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150. Scout ratings are on the 5-star scale.

#1 Ohio State - 8 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Steve Miller DE 250 5 150*
Kenny Hayes DE 250 4 46
Brian Bobek OL NR 4 150*
DerJuan Gambrell CB NR 4 45
Chase Farris DE NR 4 45
Antonio Underwood OL NR 3 46
Chris Carter OL NR 3 45
Tommy Brown OL NR 1 45

Several future Buckeyes get lofty rating from Scout.

#2 Michigan State - 4 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Lawrence Thomas LB 250 5 150*
Onaje Miller RB/Ath NR 4 45
Connor Cook QB NR 1 46
Taiwan Jones Ath/LB NR 1 45

Spartans pick up Connor Cook from Ohio.

#3 Michigan - 3 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Delonte Hollowell CB 250 3 150*
Greg Brown CB NR 3 46
Shawn Conway WR NR 3 45

Brown and Conway pick up 3-star ratings.

#4 Notre Dame - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jordan Prestwood OL NR 4 150*
Brad Carrico OL NR 3 46

Jordan Prestwood joins the fold for Notre Dame.

#5 Minnesota - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Tommy Olson OL 250 3 150*
James Farrow CB NR 1 46

Still just two for the Gophers, who dropped Calvin Phillips a couple weeks back.

#6 Indiana - 4 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Reed TE NR 3 46
Tre Roberson QB NR 1 45
Mike Replogle LB NR 1 45
Kirk Harris OL NR 1 45

The Hoosiers pick up a couple pieces, including a good TE in Jake Reed.

#7 Wisconsin - 1 Commit
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Keefer LB NR 3 46

Just one for Wisconsin.

#8 Illinois - 1 Commit
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Hunter Wells OL NR 1 45

Zook has got to be recruiting for his life this year.

#8 Northwestern - 1 Commit
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jarrell Williams CB NR 1 45

Northwestern holds steady with one prospect.

Comments

aaamichfan

April 12th, 2010 at 2:51 AM ^

Interesting that Minnesota dropped Calvin Phillips, because he would have been the most talented recruit they've had in years. I'm guessing they didn't drop him because a better option came along.......possibly something appeared on his record?

Ron Zook should pounce on the kid before Dantonio weasels his way in there....

Ziff72

April 12th, 2010 at 1:48 PM ^

Tim this was sooooooooooo.... shocking, so did Scout just pull the old, he committed to OSU he has to be a borderline 4star or did OSU pull the old Michigan and get in on the Ohio sleepers early??

Tim

April 12th, 2010 at 2:06 PM ^

These guys weren't really sleepers, as they were expected to be highy-ranked when they rankings came out.

Scout is doing themselves a disservice trying to release rankings so early, ime.