Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 4-9-12

Submitted by Ace on April 9th, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I am back from vacation, and so are the recruiting rankings. In this update, we see Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State all edge closer to Michigan, which still is well ahead of the field despite not picking up a commit in forever, you guys. Changes since last rankings:

3-26-12: Notre Dame picks up Rashad Kinlaw.
3-27-12: Notre Dame picks up Corey Robinson. Penn State picks up Curtis Cothran.
4-1-12: Ohio State picks up Ezekiel Elliott and Jayme Thompson. Wisconsin picks up T.J. Watt.
4-4-12: Notre Dame picks up Devin Butler. Iowa picks up David Kenney.
4-5-12: Penn State picks up Greg Webb.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 16 3.75 3.88 3.75 3.79
2 Ohio State 7 4.14 4.00 3.86 4.00
3 Notre Dame 10 3.30 3.30 3.70 3.43
4 Penn State 7 3.57 3.29 3.57 3.48
5 Michigan State 5 3.20 3.20 3.20 3.20
6 Nebraska 2 4.00 2.50 3.00 3.17
7 Wisconsin 3 3.00 1.67 2.67 2.44
8 Illinois 2 2.00 1.00 2.50 1.83
9 Iowa 1 4.00 3.00 3.00 3.33
10 Minnesota 1 3.00 1.00 3.00 2.33
11 Indiana 0 - - - -
12 Northwestern 0 - - - -
13 Purdue 0 - - - -

^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three 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:

#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 3 4 3
DeVeon Smith RB OH 3 4 3
Jaron Dukes WR OH 3 3 3
Khalid Hill TE MI 3 3 3

No change for the Wolverines.

#2 Ohio State - 7 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
Ezekiel Elliott RB MO 4 4 3
Jayme Thompson S OH 4 3 3

The Buckeyes add RB Ezekiel Elliott and flip S Jayme Thompson from his earlier commitment to West Virginia.

#3 Notre Dame - 10 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Hunter Bivin OL KY 4 4 4
Steven Elmer OL MI 4 4 4
Malik Zaire QB OH 4 4 4
Mike McGlinchey OL PA 3 4 4
Colin McGovern OL IL 3 4 4
Jacob Matuska DE OH 3 3 4
Devin Butler CB DC 3 3 3
Corey Robinson WR TX 3 3 3
James Onwualu WR MN 3 3 3
Rashad Kinlaw ATH NJ 3 NR 4

The Irish continue their recent recruiting roll by adding Devin Butler, Corey Robinson, and Rashad Kinlaw.

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

The Nittany Lions add Michigan target Greg Webb and in-state DE Curtis Cothran. They lag just a bit behind Notre Dame due to having three fewer commits.

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

No change for the Spartans.

#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.

#7 Wisconsin - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
Garret Dooley LB IL 3 3 3
Austin Ramesh ATH WI 3 NR 4
T.J. Watt ATH WI 3 NR NR

The Badgers land a commitment from DE/TE T.J. Watt, the younger brother of former Badger and current Houston Texan J.J. Watt.

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

No change for the Illini.

#9 Iowa - 1 Commit
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7
David Kenney DE IN 4 3 3

The Hawkeyes get on the board after picking up David Kenney.

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

No change for the Gophers.

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

Comments

turd ferguson

April 9th, 2012 at 4:51 PM ^

If you look hard enough at the "3" next to names of Taco Charlton, David Dawson, and Jourdan Lewis in the Scout column, you might actually seem them turn into a "4."

WolvinLA2

April 9th, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

I think Lewis should be a four star as well, but from the reports I read, Taco and Dawson were "dominant" whereas Jourdan Lewis was "impressive" and "a top performer." 

Not to take anything away from Lewis at all because I think he'll move up, but the other two had perfomances that made the gurus say, "duh, these guys need to move up."

CasBMW

April 10th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

With Wisconsin having a new quarterback (No way near Wilson/Tolzien), and OSU 1-yr. band, PSU in good shape to win division. All that remains to be seen is O'Briens results on the field. Really hope he does well. Nice boost for the B1G (only if their b-ball team can pick it up. WAY up)