Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-2

Submitted by Tim on April 25th, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Action since last rankings:

4-26-10 Ohio State gains commitment from Jeff Heuerman.
4-27-10 Notre Dame gains commitment from Ben Koyack.
4-28-10 Michigan State gains commitment from Andre Sims. Notre Dame gains commitment from Matt Hegarty.

Now that Iowa has jumped into the fray, Penn State and Purdue are the only Big Ten (plus Notre Dame) programs that don't have any commitments.

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # of Commits Rivals 250 Scout Average ESPN 150
1 Ohio State 10 2 3.40 4
2 Notre Dame 9 4 3.33 4
3 Michigan 4 1 3.25 1
4 Michigan State 5 1 2.40 1
5 Indiana 8 0 1.25 0
6 Minnesota 2 1 2.00 1
7 Wisconsin 2 1 2.00 0
8 Northwestern 2 0 1.00 0
9 Illinois 2 0 1.00 0
9 Iowa 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*
DerJuan Gambrell CB NR 4 45
Chase Farris DE 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 45
Tommy Brown OL NR 1 45

Michigan legacy(!) Jeff Heuerman picks the Buckeyes.

#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

Notre Dame picks up a couple more good prospects (which, like, crap).

#3 Michigan - 4 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Delonte Hollowell CB 250 3 150*
Brennen Beyer DE NR 4 45
Greg Brown CB NR 3 46
Shawn Conway WR NR 3 46

Wolverines are passed by Notre Dame.

#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

Michigan State has a top-heavy class so far. They do pick up a new commit, however.

#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

The Hoosiers are tough to place because they have many commits, but all of them are low-rated.

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

No change for the Gophers.

#7 Wisconsin - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Keefer LB 250 3 46
Sam Arneson TE NR 1 45

No change for Wisconsin.

#8 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.

#9 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.

#9 Iowa - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Marcus Grant WR NR 1 46
JaCorey Shepherd WR NR 1 45

Nothing new for Iowa.

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