Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 10-28-12

Submitted by Ace on October 28th, 2012 at 2:17 PM

No change this week at the top of the big board, but there's plenty of movement in the bottom half, where Indiana(!) passes three teams with three new commitments. Yes, that Indiana. Changes since the last rankings:

10-15-12: David Kenney decommits from Iowa. Indiana picks up David Kenney. Darius Latham decommits from Wisconsin. Purdue picks up Danny Ezechukwu.
10-23-12: Wisconsin picks up Matt Hubley.
10-24-12: Indiana picks up Rashard Fant and Clyde Newton.
10-28-12: Christian LaCouture decommits from Nebraska.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^ POINTS*
1 Michigan 22 3.59 3.86 3.73 3.68 3.71 81.75
2 Notre Dame 21 3.62 3.81 3.81 3.81 3.76 79.00
3 Ohio State 17 3.65 3.71 3.65 3.76 3.69 62.75
4 Illinois 19 2.84 2.74 2.58 3.05 2.80 53.25
5 Northwestern 17 2.88 2.94 2.88 3.06 2.94 50.00
6 Iowa 15 3.00 2.80 3.13 3.00 2.98 44.75
7 Michigan State 14 3.07 3.14 3.00 3.35 3.14 44.00
8 Nebraska 13 3.15 3.30 3.31 3.23 3.25 42.25
9 Indiana 14 2.86 2.71 2.57 2.86 2.71 38.00
10 Wisconsin 12 3.08 2.92 2.83 3.25 3.02 36.25
T-11 Penn State 11 3.09 3.00 3.27 3.36 3.18 35.00
T-11 Purdue 13 2.85 2.54 2.54 2.85 2.69 35.00
13 Minnesota 6 2.50 2.33 2.67 2.83 2.58 15.50

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

*The product of number of Commits and Average Average

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

On to the full data after the jump.

 

#1 Michigan - 22 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Shane Morris QB MI 5 5 5 4
Patrick Kugler OL PA 4 5 4 4
Dymonte Thomas S OH 4 5 4 4
Kyle Bosch OL IL 4 4 4 4
Taco Charlton DE OH 4 4 4 4
Chris Fox OL CO 4 4 4 4
Ben Gedeon LB OH 4 4 4 4
Jourdan Lewis CB MI 4 4 4 4
Mike McCray LB OH 4 4 4 4
Henry Poggi DT MD 4 4 4 4
Logan Tuley-Tillman OL IL 4 4 4 4
Wyatt Shallman ATH MI 4 4 4 3
Jake Butt TE OH 4 4 3 4
Ross Douglas CB OH 4 3 4 4
Gareon Conley CB OH 3 4 4 4
DeVeon Smith RB OH 3 4 4 4
Maurice Hurst Jr. DT MA 3 4 4 3
Jaron Dukes WR OH 3 4 3 4
Khalid Hill TE MI 3 3 3 3
Csont'e York WR MI 3 3 3 3
Channing Stribling CB NC 2 3 3 3
Scott Sypniewski LS IL 2 2 2 2

No change for the Wolverines.

#2 Notre Dame - 21 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Jaylon Smith LB IN 5 5 5 4
Alex Anzalone LB PA 4 4 4 4
Hunter Bivin OL KY 4 4 4 4
Steven Elmer OL MI 4 4 4 4
Mike Heuerman TE FL 4 4 4 4
Mike McGlinchey OL PA 4 4 4 4
John Montelus OL MA 4 4 4 4
Isaac Rochell DE GA 4 4 4 4
Malik Zaire QB OH 4 4 4 4
William Fuller WR PA 4 4 3 3
Torii Hunter Jr. WR TX 4 3 4 4
Doug Randolph LB VA 4 3 4 4
Jamel James RB TX 3 4 4 4
Colin McGovern OL IL 3 4 4 4
Jacob Matuska DE OH 3 4 4 3
James Onwualu WR MN 3 4 3 4
Danny Mattingly TE WA 3 4 3 3
Corey Robinson WR TX 3 4 3 3
Rashad Kinlaw ATH NJ 3 3 4 4
Devin Butler CB DC 3 3 4 4
Michael Deeb LB FL 3 3 3 4

No change for the Irish.

#3 Ohio State - 17 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Jalin Marshall ATH OH 4 5 4 4
Joey Bosa DE FL 4 5 4 4
Eli Woodard CB NJ 4 4 4 5
J.T. Barrett QB TX 4 4 4 4
Marcus Baugh TE CA 4 4 4 4
Cameron Burrows CB OH 4 4 4 4
Michael Hill DT SC 4 4 4 4
Evan Lisle OL OH 4 4 4 4
Billy Price DT OH 4 4 4 4
Ezekiel Elliott RB MO 4 4 4 4
Jayme Thompson S OH 4 4 4 4
Tyquan Lewis DE NC 4 3 4 3
Taivon Jacobs WR MD 3 3 3 4
Darron Lee ATH OH 3 3 3 3
Tracy Sprinkle DE OH 3 3 3 3
Tim Gardner OL IN 3 2 3 3
Johnny Townsend P FL 2 3 2 3

No change for the Buckeyes.

#4 Illinois - 19 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Aaron Bailey QB IL 4 4 4 4
Caleb Day CB OH 4 3 3 3
Darius Mosely CB IL 3 3 3 4
Jarrod Clements DE OH 3 3 3 3
Reon Dawson CB OH 3 3 3 3
Christian DiLauro TE OH 3 3 3 3
Merrick Jackson DT IL 3 3 3 3
Reggie Spearman LB IL 3 3 3 3
Dillan Cazley CB IL 3 3 2 3
Bryce Douglas DT IL 3 3 2 3
Kendrick Foster RB IL 3 3 2 3
Joshua Jones S MI 3 3 2 3
Darwyn Kelly S DC 3 2 NR 3
Dawuane Smoot DE OH 3 2 2 3
Jesse Chadwell OL MI 2 3 3 3
Austin Schmidt OL OH 2 2 2 3
Martize Barr WR IA 2 2 2 JC
Miguel Hermosillo ATH IL NR 2 NR 3
Tyler White TE MI NR NR 3 3

No change for the Illini.

#5 Northwestern - 17 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Matt Alviti QB IL 4 4 4 4
Tyler Lancaster OL IL 3 3 4 3
Godwin Igwebuike ATH OH 3 3 3 4
Sam Coverdale OL OH 3 3 3 3
Matt Harris WR IL 3 3 3 3
Blake King OL IL 3 3 3 3
Brad North OL TX 3 3 3 3
Kyle Queiro ATH NJ 3 3 3 3
Anthony Walker Jr. LB FL 3 3 3 3
Brett Walsh LB CA 3 3 3 3
Keith Watkins RB OH 3 3 3 3
Eric Joraskie DE PA 3 3 2 3
Warren Miles-Long RB CA 3 3 2 3
Macan Wilson WR TX 3 2 2 3
Jayme Taylor TE TX 2 3 3 3
Xavier Menifield RB CA 2 3 3 3
Hunter Miswander K OH 2 2 2 2

No change for the Wildcats.

#6 Iowa - 15 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Delano Hill S MI 4 3 4 3
Jon Wisnieski TE IA 3 3 3 4
Nathan Bazata DT NE 3 3 3 3
Colin Goebel OL IL 3 3 3 3
Brant Gressel DT OH 3 3 3 3
John Kenny LB IN 3 3 3 3
Derrick Mitchell Jr. S MO 3 3 3 3
Malik Rucker S MN 3 3 3 3
Nic Shimonek QB TX 3 3 3 3
Solomon Warfield S OH 3 3 3 3
Sean Welsh OL OH 3 3 3 3
Derrick Willies WR IL 3 3 3 3
Trevon Young LB IA 3 2 4 3
Ike Boettger TE IA 2 2 3 2
Andre Harris ATH MO 3 2 3 3

Iowa's top commit, David Kenney, decommits and immediately pledges to Indiana. That'll leave a mark.

#7 Michigan State - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Jon Reschke LB MI 4 4 4 4
Shane Jones LB OH 4 3 3 4
Dennis Finley OL MI 3 4 3 4
Damion Terry QB PA 3 4 3 4
Darian Hicks CB OH 3 3 4 3
Jalyn Powell S OH 3 3 3 4
Delton Williams ATH PA 3 3 3 4
Demetrius Cooper DE IL 3 3 3 3
Gerald Holmes RB MI 3 3 3 3
R.J. Shelton RB WI 3 3 3 3
Trey Kilgore WR OH 3 3 3 3
Devyn Salmon DT FL 3 3 2 3
Jay Harris WR PA 2 3 3 3
Dylan Chmura TE WI 3 2 2 NR

No change for the Spartans, which pass Nebraska due to...

#8 Nebraska - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Marcus McWilson S OH 4 4 4 3
Josh Banderas LB NE 4 4 4 4
Marcus Newby LB MD 4 3 4 4
Johnny Stanton QB CA 3 4 4 4
A.J. Natter DE WI 3 4 3 3
Dan Samuelson OL IN 3 4 3 3
Courtney Love LB OH 3 3 4 4
Jonathan Cook CB AL 3 3 3 3
Nathan Gerry S SD 3 3 3 3
Kevin Gladney WR OH 3 3 3 3
Zach Hannon OL MO 3 3 3 3
Greg Hart TE OH 3 3 3 3
Gabriel Miller LS IN 2 2 2 2

...the decommitment of Christian LaCouture.

#9 Indiana - 14 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Antonio Allen S IN 4 4 3 4
David Kenney DE IN 4 4 3 4
Rashard Fant ATH GA 4 3 2 4
Danny Friend TE IL 3 3 3 3
Chase Dutra S IN 3 3 3 2
Isaac Griffith WR IN 3 2 3 3
Evan Jansen TE OH 3 2 3 3
Demetrius Hill DT KS 3 3 3 JC
Patrick Dougherty DE OH 3 2 2 2
Anthony Young WR OH 2 3 3 3
Jacobi Hunter DT TX 2 3 2 3
Myles Graham RB FL 2 2 NR 2
Jordan Heiderman DT IA NR 2 2 JC
Clyde Newton LB FL NR NR 2 3

The Hoosiers flip in-state DE David Kenney from Iowa and also pick up GA ATH Rashard Fant and FL LB Clyde Newton. Indiana vaults three spots up the board, passing Wisconsin, Penn State, and Purdue.

#10 Wisconsin - 12 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Chikwe Obasih DE WI 4 3 4 3
Keelon Brookins CB MN 4 3 3 3
Rob Wheelwright WR OH 3 4 3 3
Garret Dooley LB IL 3 3 3 4
Alec James DE WI 3 3 3 4
Jack Keeler OL IL 3 3 3 4
Sojourn Shelton CB FL 3 3 3 4
Matt Miller OL OH 3 3 3 3
T.J. Watt ATH WI 3 3 3 3
Sam Raridon DT IA 3 3 NR 3
Jazz Peavy WR WI 3 2 2 3
Matt Hubley S WI NR NR NR 2

The Badgers lose top-ranked commit Darius Latham, and in-state ATH Austin Ramesh is removed since he's a grayshirt commit. Wisconsin does pick up in-state S Matt Hubley.

T-#11 Penn State - 11 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Adam Breneman TE PA 4 5 4 4
Christian Hackenberg QB VA 4 4 5 4
Garrett Sickels DE NJ 4 4 4 4
Brendan Mahon OL NJ 4 3 3 4
Andrew Nelson OL PA 3 3 3 4
Brandon Bell LB NJ 3 3 3 3
Curtis Cothran DE NJ 3 3 3 3
Neiko Robinson S FL 3 2 3 3
Tanner Hartman OL VA 2 2 3 2
Jordan Smith CB DC 2 2 NR 3
Kasey Gaines S GA NR 2 3 3

No change for the Nittany Lions.

T-#11 Purdue - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Danny Etling QB IN 4 3 3 3
Keyante Green RB GA 3 3 3 4
Kyle Shortdridge DT FL 3 3 3 3
Randy Gregory DE AZ 3 3 3 JC
Austin Logan S FL 3 3 2 3
Johnny Thompson DE GA 3 3 NR 2
Dwayne Johnson OL IL 3 2 3 3
David Yancey RB IN 3 2 3 3
Jake Replogle DE OH 3 2 2 3
John Strauser DE IL 3 2 NR 3
Danny Ezechukwu DE GA 2 3 2 3
Parker Cothren DE AL 2 2 2 2
Myles Norwood WR TX 2 NR 3 3

The Boilermakers add GA DE Danny Ezechukwu, drawing them into a tie with Penn State.

#13 Minnesota - 6 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Alex Mayes OL TX 3 3 3 3
Owen Salzwedel DE WI 3 3 3 3
Jordan Hinojosa DT KS 3 2 NR JC
Chris Wipson LB MN 2 2 3 3
Chris Streveler QB IL 2 2 3 3
Jalen Myrick CB GA 2 2 NR 3

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Comments

Ace

October 28th, 2012 at 3:45 PM ^

C&P'd from three weeks ago, because apparently this conversation needs to happen every other time I post these:

Number of times Michigan plays Notre Dame over the next two seasons: 2

Number of times Michigan plays Wisconsin over the next two seasons: 0

Do we really need to have this debate every week? Not only are they a great barometer about how Michigan is recruiting in the Midwest, and not only does Michigan go up against ND for far more of the same recruits than they do most of the Big Ten, but including them gives you more information... for free. Deal with it.

justingoblue

October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 PM ^

I know this would be a terrible way to rank classes (five three stars is better than one five star, obviously), but it does pass the smell test at the moment, and the groupings all make a great deal of sense:

Notre Dame 3.76
Michigan 3.71
Ohio State 3.69
Nebraska 3.25
Penn State 3.18
Michigan State 3.14
Wisconsin 3.02
Iowa 2.98
Northwestern 2.94
Illinois 2.8
Indiana 2.71
Purdue 2.69
Minnesota 2.58