Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-16

Submitted by Tim on May 16th, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Just a little bit of change since last week, but ESPN did tweak their ratings a bit. Action since last rankings:

NONE. I think for the first time since I've been doing this, there were no commits in the Big Ten this week. Scout did drop a couple guys down from 3-stars to unranked, which happens to push Wisconsin past Minnesota. Michigan will hopefully have a couple new commits by next Sunday.

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # of Commits Rivals 250 Scout Average ESPN 150
1 Ohio State 10 2 3.40 5
2 Notre Dame 9 4 3.33 4
3 Michigan 4 1 3.25 2
4 Michigan State 5 1 2.40 1
5 Indiana 8 0 1.25 0
7 Wisconsin 2 1 2.00 0
6 Minnesota 2 1 1.00 1
8 Iowa 2 0 1.00 0
9 Northwestern 2 0 1.00 0
10 Illinois 2 0 1.00 0
11 Penn State 0 0 0 0
11 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 - 10 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Steve Miller DE 250 5 150*
Kenny Hayes DE 250 4 46
Brian Bobek OL NR 4 150*
Chase Farris DE NR 4 150*
DerJuan Gambrell CB NR 4 45
Jeremy Cash S NR 3 150*
Jeff Heuerman TE NR 3 150*
Antonio Underwood OL NR 3 46
Chris Carter OL NR 3 46
Tommy Brown OL NR 1 46

ESPN now deems DE Chase Farris worthy of being on the ESPN150 watch list.

#2 Notre Dame - 9 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Ben Koyack TE 250 5 150*
Conor Hanratty OL 250 4 150*
Matt Hegarty OL 250 4 150*
Jarrett Grace LB 250 4 46
Jordan Prestwood OL NR 4 150*
Tony Springmann OL NR 4 46
Brad Carrico OL NR 3 46
Matthias Farley CB NR 1 46
Kyle Brindza K NR 1 45

Nothing new for the Irish.

#3 Michigan - 4 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Delonte Hollowell CB 250 3 150*
Brennen Beyer DE NR 4 150*
Greg Brown CB NR 3 46
Shawn Conway WR NR 3 46

Brennen Beyer goes back on the ESPN150 watchlist.

#4 Michigan State - 5 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
AJ Sims CB NR 1 46
Taiwan Jones Ath/LB NR 1 45

No change.

#5 Indiana - 8 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Reed TE NR 3 46
Kyle Kennedy LB NR 1 46
Tre Roberson QB NR 1 46
Kirk Harris OL NR 1 46
Ralston Evans OL NR 1 46
Zack Shaw LB NR 1 46
Mike Replogle LB NR 1 45
Max Pirman LB NR 1 45

Teams are going to start passing the Hoosiers once they get more commits.

#6 Wisconsin - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Keefer LB 250 3 46
Sam Arneson TE NR 1 46

No change for Wisconsin.

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

ESPN finally acknowledges that Calvin Phillips isn't committed to the Gophers (which he hasn't been for at least a couple months now).

#8 Iowa - 3 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Blythe OL NR 1 46
Marcus Grant WR NR 1 46
JaCorey Shepherd WR NR 1 46

Iowa picks up a decent offensive lineman. They're right on the heels of Minnesota and Wisconsin, passing Northwestern and Illinois.

#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Sean Cotton S NR 1 46
Jarrell Williams CB NR 1 46

Both of NU's commits are unranked to the services.

#10 Illinois - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Zeph Grimes S NR 1 46
Hunter Wells OL NR 1 45

Still just two for the Illini.

Comments

Tater

May 16th, 2010 at 9:18 PM ^

Zook is a great recruiter; he's just a terrible head football coach.  He had a reputation as a great closer when he was at Florida.  He really needs to settle in somewhere as an assistant in charge of recruiting.

MGlobules

May 16th, 2010 at 9:46 PM ^

by us I may kill myself. Just sayin'. The ignominy has come in a lot of flavors the last few years; we have already been made to eat more sweater vest and Spartoon than I had in my fifty years been prepped to believe I would ever have to. . .

bronxblue

May 17th, 2010 at 1:45 PM ^

My guess is that a lot of those kids are "soft" commits right now, wanting to see how this year plays out for ND.  Kelly is a good coach, but quite a few good coaches have gone to ND and watched themselves get knocked down a few pegs.  I'll believe that they bring in that type of class when national LOI day shows up.