Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 3-19-12

Submitted by Ace on March 19th, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Michigan gets two more commits over the past week, so the Big Ten recruiting rankings are front-paged. Also making a big move is Penn State, which grabbed a pair of commits of their own. Changes since last rankings:

3-9-12: Penn State picks up Adam Breneman.
3-10-12: Michigan picks up Gareon Conley.
3-13-12: Michigan State picks up Caleb Benenoch.
3-14-12: Notre Dame picks up James Onwualu.
3-15-12: Illinois picks up Jesse Chadwell.
3-17-12: Michigan picks up DeVeon Smith. Penn State picks up Brendan Mahon.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 16 3.25 3.88 3.75 3.63
2 Ohio State 5 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20
3 Penn State 5 4.00 3.60 3.60 3.73
4 Michigan State 5 1.60 3.20 3.20 2.67
5 Notre Dame 3 2.00 3.33 3.67 3.00
6 Nebraska 2 4.00 2.50 3.00 3.17
7 Illinois 2 1.00 1.00 2.50 1.50
8 Wisconsin 1 1.00 3.00 3.00 2.33
9 Minnesota 1 1.00 1.00 3.00 1.67
10 Indiana 0 - - - -
11 Iowa 0 - - - -
12 Northwestern 0 - - - -
13 Purdue 0 - - - -

^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka 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.

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.

On to the full data, after the jump.

 

#1 Michigan - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Patrick Kugler OL PA 4 5 4
Shane Morris QB MI 4 5 4
Dymonte Thomas S OH 4 5 4
Kyle Bosch OL IL 4 4 4
Jake Butt TE OH 4 4 4
Chris Fox OL CO 4 4 4
Mike McCray LB OH 4 4 4
Wyatt Shallman ATH MI 4 4 4
Logan Tuley-Tillman OL IL 4 4 4
Taco Charlton DE OH 4 3 4
David Dawson OL MI 4 3 4
Jourdan Lewis CB MI 4 3 4
Gareon Conley CB OH NR 4 3
DeVeon Smith RB OH NR 4 3
Jaron Dukes WR OH NR 3 3
Khalid Hill TE MI NR 3 3

The Wolverines add Gareon Conley and DeVeon Smith, who both are unranked on Rivals but have four stars on Scout and three on 247Sports.

#2 Ohio State - 5 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Cameron Burrows CB OH 5 4 4
Jalin Marshall ATH OH 4 5 5
Evan Lisle OL OH 4 4 4
Billy Price DT OH 4 4 4
Eli Woodard CB NJ 4 4 4

No change for the Buckeyes.

#3 Penn State - 5 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Adam Breneman TE PA 4 5 4
Christian Hackenberg QB VA 4 4 4
Garrett Sickels DE NJ 4 3 4
Ross Douglas CB OH 4 3 3
Brendan Mahon OL NJ 4 3 3

The Nittany Lions close the gap with Ohio State after picking up top-ranked TE Adam Breneman and OL Brendan Mahon.

#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Jon Reschke LB MI 4 4 4
Caleb Benenoch OL TX NR 3 3
Gerald Holmes RB MI NR 3 3
Jalyn Powell S OH NR 3 3
R.J. Shelton RB WI NR 3 3

The Spartans grab Caleb Benenoch, an offensive lineman from Texas.

#5 Notre Dame - 3 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Steven Elmer OL MI 4 4 4
Jacob Matuska DE OH NR 3 4
James Onwualu WR MN NR 3 3

The Irish pick up James Onwualu, who held a Michigan offer.

#6 Nebraska - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Marcus McWilson S OH 4 4 3
Tre'vell Dixon ATH LA 4 NR 3

No change for the Huskers.

#9 Illinois - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Jesse Chadwell OL MI NR NR 3
Dillan Cazley CB IL NR NR 2

Illinois jumps past Wisconsin and Minnesota after adding MI OL Jesse Chadwell.

#7 Wisconsin - 1 Commit
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Garret Dooley LB IL NR 3 3

No change for the Badgers.

#8 Minnesota - 1 Commit
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Keelon Brookins CB MN NR NR 3

No change for the Gophers.

Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern, and Purdue still do not have a commit for the 2013 class.

Comments

FoRealz

March 19th, 2012 at 11:38 AM ^

Seriously, congrats on having 16 recruits already.  It really doesn't mean anything.  And, sadly, it's really the only thing you clowns have to thump your chest about these days. Especially after OHIO embarrassed you in front of the nation Friday night.  LOL

Keep churning out your useless recruiting charts.  It's cute.

bluenyc

March 19th, 2012 at 12:21 PM ^

Thanks and welcome to our board, you are right, we are classic underachievers and thanks for reminding us of all of that.  No board on bucknuts to go to or just bored and decided to come by. 

cstalionsuofm

April 7th, 2012 at 6:08 PM ^

Hey this is the first time we've had recruiting charts like this in a while. This isn't a "cute" thing. Maybe Ohio is sucking now because they don't have these recruits... It takes players to win. And this is where you get your players from. The funny thing is you think this is a joke. That's why Ohio is a joke

RakeFight

March 19th, 2012 at 11:16 AM ^

A class this big and this good this early is just phenomenal.  

How does the current average average compare with the final 2012 average average?  I suspect it's higher already.

Ace

March 19th, 2012 at 11:31 AM ^

Michigan finished the previous class with a 3.53 (25 commits), while Ohio State had the top avg avg with a 3.65 (25 commits) [LINK]. As Moleskyn said, it's pretty early to compare classes, but it's difficult not to expect that this class will be better than last year's.

74polSKA

March 19th, 2012 at 11:30 AM ^

I love this class.  I can't wait to see how the staff fills the few remaining spots. Ohio is starting the smear campaign about our class on their boards already.  A coworker and Bucknut informed me their experts say that some of our recruits can't pass their entrance exams.  They didn't have any names of course. Sad.

2014

March 19th, 2012 at 11:31 AM ^

Ohio's only chance to beat us in the mythical recruiting rankings this year is to finish #1 in the country. Just how it should be. Love it.

uncleFred

March 19th, 2012 at 12:52 PM ^

In theory do the rating services award stars or numeric scores based on a comparison to an ideal player, or relative to other players in that class? 

Would it be useful to also rank the schools based on the average and or median overall and/or position ranking of their recruits? I thought this might help to shead light on the top 3 or 4 star vs low 3 or 4 star discussion.

I was thinking that it would be iinteresting for each school to answer questions like:

   What average ranking would be required for the rest of (some other school's) class need to be to stay ahead of or pass Michigan?

Whatever our metrics this is clearly already a great class!

Go Blue

cstalionsuofm

April 7th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

Rankings are rankings. It takes the coaching of college football coaches to get them where they should be. The good thing is, we have a lot of good recruits with a lot of good coaches