Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 5-28-12

Submitted by Ace on May 28th, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Little of note in this week's recruiting rankings, save for Illinois jumping up a couple of spots after breaking double-digit commits. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day; thank you to the incredibly brave people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs and country. Changes since the last rankings:

5-22-12: Nebraska picks up Dan Samuelson.
5-26-12: Illinois picks up Reon Dawson.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 18 3.66 4.00 3.83 3.78 3.82
2 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.82 3.91
3 Notre Dame 12 3.42 3.83 3.67 3.83 3.69
4 Penn State 8 3.50 3.63 3.63 3.50 3.56
5 Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 2.88 3.25
6 Michigan State 7 3.14 3.29 3.14 2.86 3.11
7 Illinois 10 2.90 2.90 2.80 2.30 2.73
8 Iowa 8 3.00 2.88 3.00 2.50 2.84
9 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.00 3.13
10 Northwestern 2 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.25
11 Purdue 2 2.50 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.63
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.75
13 Indiana 0 - - - - -

^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.

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

On to the full data after the jump.

 

#1 Michigan - 18 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Patrick Kugler OL PA 4 5 4 4
Shane Morris QB MI 4 5 4 4
Dymonte Thomas S OH 4 5 4 4
Kyle Bosch OL IL 4 4 4 4
Jake Butt TE 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
Logan Tuley-Tillman OL IL 4 4 4 4
Wyatt Shallman ATH MI 4 4 4 3
Taco Charlton DE OH 4 3 4 4
Gareon Conley CB OH 3 4 4 4
DeVeon Smith RB OH 3 4 4 4
Jaron Dukes WR OH 3 4 3 4
Khalid Hill TE MI 3 3 3 3
Csont'e York WR MI NR 3 3 NR

No change for the Wolverines.

#2 Ohio State - 11 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Cameron Burrows CB OH 5 4 4 4
Jalin Marshall ATH OH 4 5 5 4
Joey Bosa DE FL 4 5 4 4
J.T. Barrett QB TX 4 4 4 4
Marcus Baugh TE CA 4 4 4 4
Evan Lisle OL OH 4 4 4 4
Billy Price DT OH 4 4 4 4
Eli Woodard CB NJ 4 4 4 4
Ezekiel Elliott RB MO 4 4 3 4
Jayme Thompson S OH 4 3 3 4
Tracy Sprinkle DE OH 3 3 3 NR

No change for the Buckeyes.

#3 Notre Dame - 12 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Hunter Bivin OL KY 4 4 4 4
Steven Elmer OL MI 4 4 4 4
Mike Heuerman TE FL 4 4 4 4
Malik Zaire QB OH 4 4 4 4
John Montelus OL MA 4 4 3 4
Mike McGlinchey OL PA 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
Corey Robinson WR TX 3 4 3 3
Devin Butler CB DC 3 3 3 4
Rashad Kinlaw ATH NJ 3 3 4 4

No change for the Irish.

#4 Penn State - 8 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Adam Breneman TE PA 4 5 4 4
Christian Hackenberg QB VA 4 4 4 4
Greg Webb DT NJ 4 4 4 4
Garrett Sickels DE NJ 4 4 4 4
Ross Douglas CB OH 4 3 4 4
Brendan Mahon OL NJ 4 3 3 4
Curtis Cothran DE NJ NR 3 3 NR
Andrew Nelson OL PA NR 3 3 NR

No change for the Nittany Lions.

#5 Nebraska - 8 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Marcus McWilson S OH 4 4 4 NR
Josh Banderas LB NE 4 3 4 4
Tre'vell Dixon ATH LA 4 3 3 4
Christian Lacouture DE TX 3 4 3 3
A.J. Natter DE WI 3 4 3 3
Courtney Love LB OH 3 3 4 NR
Greg Hart TE OH 3 3 3 3
Dan Samuelson OL IN 3 3 3 NR

The Cornhuskers add Indiana lineman Dan Samuelson.

#6 Michigan State - 7 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Jon Reschke LB MI 4 4 4 NR
Shane Jones LB OH 4 3 3 NR
Caleb Benenoch OL TX 3 3 3 4
Gerald Holmes RB MI 3 3 3 3
Jalyn Powell S OH 3 3 3 NR
R.J. Shelton RB WI 3 3 3 3
Damion Terry QB PA NR 4 3 4

No change for the Spartans.

#7 Illinois - 10 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Aaron Bailey QB IL 4 4 4 4
Jarrod Clements DE OH 3 3 3 NR
Reon Dawson CB OH 3 3 3 NR
Christian DiLauro TE OH 3 3 3 NR
Kenton Gibbs DT MI 3 3 3 NR
Merrick Jackson DT IL 3 3 3 NR
Dillan Cazley CB IL 3 3 2 3
Kendrick Foster RB IL 3 2 2 NR
Jesse Chadwell OL MI NR 3 3 NR
Austin Schmidt OL OH NR 2 2 NR

The Illini gain a commitment from Trotwood-Madison DB Reon Dawson. They pass Iowa and Wisconsin this week and could move up further if ESPN gets around to ranking 80% of their class.

#8 Iowa - 7 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
David Kenney DE IN 4 4 3 4
Colin Goebel OL IL 3 3 3 3
Delano Hill S MI 3 3 3 3
Brant Gressel DT OH 3 3 3 NR
John Kenny LB IN 3 3 3 NR
Derrick Willies WR IL 3 3 3 NR
Nathan Bazata DT NE 3 2 3 NR
Nic Shimonek QB TX NR 2 3 NR

Nic Shimonek gets two stars from Scout and three from 247.

#9 Wisconsin - 6 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Chikwe Obasih DE WI 4 3 4 NR
Rob Wheelwright WR OH 3 4 3 3
Austin Ramesh ATH WI 3 3 4 3
Garret Dooley LB IL 3 3 3 4
Jack Keeler OL IL 3 3 3 4
T.J. Watt ATH WI 3 3 NR NR

No change for the Badgers.

#10 Northwestern - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Matt Alviti QB IL 4 4 4 4
Blake King OL IL NR 3 3 NR

No change for the Wildcats.

#11 Purdue - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Danny Etling QB IN 3 3 3 NR
Randy Gregory DE AZ NR 3 3 JC

No change for the Boilermakers.

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

No change for the Gophers.

Indiana is the lone Big Ten school without a commit.

Comments

TSimpson77

May 29th, 2012 at 10:17 AM ^

I think the interest in football was growing around here(I live 1.5 hrs away) until the 1-11 season. They have a nice stadium and tailgating at IU is great, they just needed a to pick a better coach or someone who had been a head coach at least. I was hoping they would have thrown some money at Mike Leach

snowcrash

May 28th, 2012 at 5:00 PM ^

For comparison, here is where things stood at this point last year.

http://mgoblog.com/diaries/big-ten-recruiting-class-rankings-5-29-11 

Numbers of recruits at this point with 2012 on the left, 2011 on the right:

Mich: 18/12

OSU: 11/7

ND: 12/9

PSU: 8/8

Neb: 8/2

MSU: 7/4

Ill: 10/2

Iowa: 8/1

Wisc: 6/4

NW: 2/4

Pur: 2/1

Minn: 1/3

Ind: 0/0

Most teams are a lot further along than they were at this point last year. Nebraska, Illinois (despite the new no-name coach), and Iowa stand out the most. And this is business as usual for the Hoosiers.

h82bu

May 28th, 2012 at 9:41 PM ^

Ilinois head coach Tim Beckman may be a no-name right now, but he's got some interesting upside. Plus, the last three coaches to come from Toledo are as follows: Nick Saban, Gary Pinkel, and Tom Amstutz. As Meat Loaf would say, Two Out of Three Ain't Bad...

RationalBuckeye

May 29th, 2012 at 12:12 AM ^

Beckman took a Toledo team that had one legitimate playmaker with little support, and pretty much successfully ran an offense around him last season for 9 wins, including almost beating OSU. It wasn't an incredibly talented team, but they were pretty damn well coached. That's the only time I saw him because I don't follow UT football, but I could see him doing big things with the higher level of talent at a B1G school.