Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 5-30

Submitted by Tim on May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 AM

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

5-25-10 Wisconsin gains commitment from Austin Maly.
5-26-10 Penn State gains commitment from Kyle Carter. Wisconsin gains commitment from Eric Steffes.
5-28-10 Michigan gains commitment from Chris Rock.

Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # of Commits Rivals 250 Scout Average ESPN 150
1 Ohio State 11 2 3.64 6
2 Notre Dame 9 4 3.56 4
3 Michigan 5 2 3.20 2
4 Michigan State 5 1 3.20 1
5 Indiana 8 0 2.38 0
6 Wisconsin 4 1 2.00 0
7 Iowa 3 1 2.67 0
8 Minnesota 2 1 2.50 1
9 Northwestern 2 0 3.00 0
10 Illinois 2 0 3.00 0
11 Purdue 1 0 3.00 0
12 Penn State 1 0 1.00 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 - 11 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*
Michael Bennett DT 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 3 46

No change.

#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 3 46
Kyle Brindza K NR 1 45

Irish have been stagnating for quite some time now.

#3 Michigan - 5 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Delonte Hollowell CB 250 3 150*
Chris Rock DE 250 3 46
Brennen Beyer DE NR 4 150*
Greg Brown CB NR 3 46
Shawn Conway WR NR 3 46

Michigan picks up Chris Rock, and a couple more commits may be on the way.

#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Lawrence Thomas LB 250 5 150*
Onaje Miller RB/Ath NR 4 45
Taiwan Jones Ath/LB NR 3 45
Connor Cook QB NR 2 46
AJ Sims CB NR 2 46

No change for Sparty.

#5 Indiana - 8 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Reed TE NR 3 46
Ralston Evans OL NR 3 46
Max Pirman LB NR 3 45
Kyle Kennedy LB NR 2 46
Tre Roberson QB NR 2 46
Kirk Harris OL NR 2 46
Zack Shaw LB NR 2 46
Mike Replogle LB NR 2 45

Nothing new for the Hoosiers.

#6 Wisconsin - 4 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Jake Keefer LB 250 3 46
Sam Arneson TE NR 2 46
Austin Maly TE NR 2 45
Eric Steffes TE NR 1 45

Wisconsin is forming a recruiting class composed entirely of tight ends.

#7 Iowa - 3 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Austin Blythe OL 250 3 46
Marcus Grant WR NR 2 46
JaCorey Shepherd WR NR 3 46

Iowa passed by Wisconsin.

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

Still no change for the Gophers.

#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Sean Cotton S NR 3 46
Jarrell Williams CB NR 3 46

No change.

#10 Illinois - 2 Commits
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Zeph Grimes S NR 3 46
Hunter Wells OL NR 3 45

Lol Zook.

#11 Purdue - 1 Commit
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Robert Kugler TE NR 3 45

Nothing new for Purdue.

#12 Penn State - 1 Commit
Name Position Rivals Scout ESPN
Kyle Carter TE NR 1 46

Nittany Lions! Welcome to the show.

Comments

Tha Quiet Storm

May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 PM ^

we haven't had an angry "where are the offensive linemen?!?!" guy around here yet.  I always get a kick out of the people who are up in arms about our recruiting class despite the fact that signing day is inevitably months and months away.

Tim

May 31st, 2010 at 11:16 PM ^

Some of them (including, I think, at least one of the Wisconsin guys) will probably end up at different positions - such as linebacker.

At least a couple more tight ends should join Big Ten classes as well. Michigan and Ohio State are both looking to add a tight end, and other schools might be as well.

MGoShoe

June 1st, 2010 at 9:27 PM ^

...update in A2.com:

Shawn Conway committed to Michigan two minutes after the Wolverines offered him a scholarship. It only took him that long because Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez was still explaining everything the offer entailed.

“It just felt so surreal,” Conway said of his February commitment. “The college that I’ve always wanted to come to, they just offered me. I just took it. I didn’t have to think about it at all.”

...

“This state’s going to see the absolute best Shawn Conway possible this year,” Birmingham Seaholm coach Chris Fahr said. “Michigan is going to get a great football player and a great person. Even though they’re really excited about what they’re getting, I don’t even think they have any idea about the season that this kid is going to have.”

He changed his diet to include more protein and do away with most fast foods, and he dedicated himself to the weight room since the end of a basketball season in which he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.

...

“[Conway's] probably going to play 15 to 20 pounds heavier than he did last year,” Fahr said. “He’s spent a lot more time in the weight room. He’s being a lot more diligent with his diet as well as he’s working his butt off. I expect him to be a 6-foot-4, 195-pound, 200-pound physical yet athletic receiver next year.”

Hannibal.

June 2nd, 2010 at 10:12 AM ^

What's the word from the Penn State fans on how well their class is going?  The one guy that they just picked up is solid 2* material, and I'm not hearing much about them being in on lots of blue chippers.