Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 10-7-12

Submitted by Ace on October 7th, 2012 at 4:37 AM

When faced with insomnia, I apparently update the recruiting rankings. Scout's (sorry, Fox Sports Next's) new layout is an absolute unnavigable travesty. As there was all of one new commitment this week, that's all I've got. Changes since the last rankings:

10-1-12: Illinois picks up Tyler White.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^ POINTS*
1 Michigan 23 3.61 3.87 3.74 3.70 3.73 85.75
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 16 3.06 2.88 3.13 3.06 3.03 48.50
7 Nebraska 14 3.14 3.36 3.36 3.21 3.27 45.75
8 Michigan State 13 3.00 3.08 3.00 3.23 3.11 40.50
9 Wisconsin 12 3.25 3.08 3.08 3.25 3.16 38.00
10 Penn State 11 3.09 3.00 3.27 3.36 3.18 35.00
11 Purdue 11 2.91 2.45 2.55 2.82 2.68 29.50
12 Indiana 11 2.73 2.64 2.64 2.64 2.67 29.33
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 - 23 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
David Dawson OL MI 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

Jayme Thompson upgraded to four stars on Scout.

#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

The Illini pick up MI TE Tyler White.

#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 - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
David Kenney DE IN 4 4 3 4
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

No change for the Hawkeyes.

#7 Nebraska - 14 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
Christian Lacouture DE TX 3 4 4 3
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

No change for the Huskers.

#8 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
Damion Terry QB PA 3 4 3 4
Darian Hicks CB OH 3 3 4 3
Dennis Finley OL MI 3 3 3 4
Jalyn Powell S OH 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.

#9 Wisconsin - 12 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Darius Latham DT IN 4 4 4 4
Chikwe Obasih DE WI 4 3 4 3
Keelon Brookins CB MN 4 3 3 3
Rob Wheelwright WR OH 3 4 3 3
Austin Ramesh ATH WI 3 3 4 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
Matt Miller OL OH 3 3 3 3
T.J. Watt ATH WI 3 3 3 NR
Sam Raridon DT IA 3 3 NR 3
Jazz Peavy WR WI 3 2 2 3

Removed IL TE Troy Fumagalli and WI OT Hayden Biegel, both of whom currently are committed as greyshirts and therefore considered a part of the 2014 class for our purposes. As a result, the Badgers drop behind MSU in the rankings.

#10 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.

#11 Purdue - 11 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
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
Parker Cothren DE AL 2 2 2 2
Myles Norwood WR TX 2 NR 3 3

No change for the Boilermakers.

#12 Indiana - 11 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Antonio Allen S IN 4 4 3 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

No change for the Hoosiers.

#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

No change for the Gophers. GopherQuest: Recruiting Edition is still alive and well.

Comments

Ace

October 7th, 2012 at 10:19 AM ^

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.

magnus_caerulus (not verified)

October 7th, 2012 at 3:47 PM ^

I hate to agree with the above poster, but that is exactly what I thought when I opened this weeks post. By your own logic then we should include Stanford, Oregon, USC, Alabama,etc. In my humble opinion, they hold nothing more than a parallelism to the national conversation on recruiting, not a true comparative to BiG recruiting. I am far more concerned with OSU than any one else. Lastly, I work with a lot of ND, Purdue and Indiana fans and even they all agree that most of those player's ratings get way too inflated just because they are ND recruits. The same could be said for some of ours, however, I don't think it is too their normal extremes.

Hardware Sushi

October 7th, 2012 at 4:38 PM ^

No. Not by his logic should we include Alabama. You people just like to bitch because you hate Notre Dame.

There are plenty of us that appreciate seeing the ND recruiting updates. Your complaints are as dumb as the people that complain about non-revenue sports threads. Just don't look at them and problem solved.

magnus_caerulus (not verified)

October 8th, 2012 at 1:35 AM ^

Do you know me? Where in my comment did I say I hate ND? You seem to not even understand my point or the conversation. Fair enough, but to equate ND with BiG recruiting is a non sequitur. And no offense chief but I have lived 45 minutes from south bend damn near my whole life, don't tell me about how nd some how matters to Michigan and the national college football recruiting conversation. Once Holtz and his Sabanistic ways left, he left a tarnished ND, they have been a punch line for almost 30 years. My alumni status and 30 year UofM fandom allows a certain opinion on this matter whether you like or not. Nd has no barring on these recruiting updates. Once again it's parallelism not a comparative. Understand those meanings ...

Oh and more on Ace's point...we may not play whiskey for three more years but they have a sudden and direct impact on who plays in the BIG ten championships game. They matter in who plays for the rose bowl and potential bcs or playoff game. So yeah, their recruiting ability matters waaaaayyyyyy more than an independent that will only play guaranteed games agts Purdue and msu for the next seven years.

oriental andrew

October 8th, 2012 at 12:03 PM ^

You seem not to understand Ace's logic:

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

So nd is a regular opponent of Michigan's.  They've played every season over the last decade. 

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.

nd is a midwest recruiting powerhouse.  They offer many of the same kids as Michigan.  Along with osu, these are basically the power programs in our region, fighting for many of the same kids. 

Alabama, Stanford, Oregon, USC, etc fulfill neither of criteria.  Perhaps osu is the primary comparator, but to say that nd is not even in the conversation strictly due to conference alignment is silly. 

Magnus

October 8th, 2012 at 8:15 AM ^

Who cares?  Honestly, what difference does it make?  It's not like this is an official award like "Big Ten Player of the Year" and Notre Dame players are in the running.  It's simply a reference point, and we play them every year.

If you don't like it, just ignore the Notre Dame section.  There's no point in bitching about it every week.

Frankly, if Ace wants to do a ranking of every opponent we play for the next seven years, I don't really care.  If I want the info, I can use it.  If I don't, I can scroll right past it.  You people are complaining about having too much free information.  How dare Ace!!!!!

DanGoBlue

October 7th, 2012 at 12:28 PM ^

But comparing this year's class to last year's haul is really impressive. Great class last year, but this year's is studded with loads of consensus fours stars. Deep… W-O-W.

http://mgoblog.com/diaries/big-ten-recruiting-class-rankings-10-2-11

Now if Hoke & Co's emphasis on character and their ability to evaluate it proves out, it should translate into better retention and the team will be in much better shape a few years from now, both in depth and talent development.

 

turd ferguson

October 7th, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

I just went to the new Scout / Fox whatever website.  Calling it an "absolute unnavigable travesty" is generous.  That thing is ridiculous.  I literally left without any of the information I wanted because I couldn't figure out how to get it.