Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 6-10-12

Submitted by Ace on June 10th, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Michigan picks up a commitment and there's a change at the two-spot in this week's recruiting rankings. To answer your question, no, Indiana still doesn't have a commit. Yes, I'm pretty sure they still have a football program. Changes since the last rankings:

6-4-12: Penn State picks up Neiko Robinson.
6-6-12: Michigan picks up Scott Sypniewski. Penn State picks up William Fuller.
6-7-12: Notre Dame picks up Isaac Rochell.
6-8-12: Northwestern picks up Tyler Lancaster, Brad North, and Macan Wilson.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 21 3.62 3.90 3.76 3.71 3.75
2 Notre Dame 14 3.64 3.93 3.79 3.86 3.80
3 Ohio State 11 4.00 4.00 3.82 3.91 3.93
4 Penn State 10 3.60 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.53
5 Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
6 Michigan State 7 3.29 3.29 3.14 3.71 3.36
7 Illinois 10 2.90 2.90 2.80 3.10 2.93
8 Iowa 8 3.13 2.88 3.00 3.13 3.03
9 Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.17 3.17
10 Northwestern 5 3.00 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.85
11 Purdue 2 3.50 3.00 3.00 2.50 3.00
12 Minnesota 1 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
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 - 21 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
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
Taco Charlton DE 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
Scott Sypniewski LS IL NR NR NR NR

The Wolverines add a surprise commit in long snapper Scott Sypniewski, who is unranked across the board. Csont'e York goes from unranked to three stars on ESPN.

#2 Notre Dame - 14 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Jaylon Smith LB IN 5 5 5 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
Isaac Rochell DE GA 4 4 4 4
Malik Zaire QB OH 4 4 4 4
John Montelus OL MA 4 4 3 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

Last week I wrote that the Irish were just behind Ohio State after winning a head-to-head battle with the Buckeyes for Jaylon Smith. After getting consensus four-star Isaac Rochell this week, Notre Dame makes the leap to #2; OSU's narrow edge in average star rating can't overcome ND's three extra recruits.

#3 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 3

Tracy Sprinkle gets a three-star rating from ESPN.

#4 Penn State - 10 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
William Fuller WR PA 3 4 3 NR
Andrew Nelson OL PA 3 3 3 4
Curtis Cothran DE NJ 3 3 3 3
Neiko Robinson S FL 3 NR 3 NR

The Nittany Lions join the ranks of the double digit commits after picking up William Fuller and Neiko Robinson just two days apart. Andrew Nelson gets three stars from Rivals and four from ESPN, while Curtis Cothran gets three stars from ESPN.

#5 Nebraska - 8 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Marcus McWilson S OH 4 4 4 3
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 4
Greg Hart TE OH 3 3 3 3
Dan Samuelson OL IN 3 3 3 3

ESPN gets around to ranking three Husker commits: Marcus McWilson (three stars), Courtney Love (four), and Dan Sameulson (three).

#6 Michigan State - 7 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
Caleb Benenoch OL TX 3 3 3 4
Gerald Holmes RB MI 3 3 3 3
Jalyn Powell S OH 3 3 3 4
R.J. Shelton RB WI 3 3 3 3
Damion Terry QB PA 3 4 3 4

Three Spartans—Jon Reschke, Shane Jones, and Jalyn Powell—get four-star ratings from ESPN.

#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 3
Reon Dawson CB OH 3 3 3 3
Christian DiLauro TE OH 3 3 3 3
Kenton Gibbs DT MI 3 3 3 3
Merrick Jackson DT IL 3 3 3 3
Dillan Cazley CB IL 3 3 2 3
Kendrick Foster RB IL 3 2 2 3
Jesse Chadwell OL MI 2 3 3 3
Austin Schmidt OL OH 2 2 2 3

ESPN gives out three stars to eight Illini commits: Clements, Dawson, DiLauro, Gibbs, Jackson, Foster, Chadwell, and Schmidt.

#8 Iowa - 8 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 3
John Kenny LB IN 3 3 3 3
Derrick Willies WR IL 3 3 3 3
Nathan Bazata DT NE 3 2 3 3
Nic Shimonek QB TX 3 2 3 3

Five players—Gressel, Kenny, Willies, Bazata, and Shimonek—get three stars from ESPN.

#9 Wisconsin - 6 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Chikwe Obasih DE WI 4 3 4 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
Jack Keeler OL IL 3 3 3 4
T.J. Watt ATH WI 3 3 NR NR

Chikwe Obasih earns three stars from ESPN.

#10 Northwestern - 5 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Matt Alviti QB IL 4 4 4 4
Blake King OL IL 3 3 3 3
Brad North OL TX 3 3 3 3
Macan Wilson WR TX 3 2 NR NR
Tyler Lancaster OL IL NR NR NR NR

The Wildcats haul in three commits on Friday in Brad North, Macan Wilson, and Tyler Lancaster. Blake King gets three stars from Rivals and ESPN.

#11 Purdue - 2 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Danny Etling QB IN 4 3 3 3
Randy Gregory DE AZ 3 3 3 JC

Danny Etling picks up three stars from ESPN.

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

Keelon Brookins gets three stars from ESPN.

Indiana is the lone Big Ten school without a commit.

Comments

PeteM

June 10th, 2012 at 1:44 PM ^

Maybe my internal recruiting clock is off in the Hoke era where we have 15 or so guys in the class by April, but what's up with Indiana?  I see from their rivals page that they have a few offers out, but if I were JamieMac or any other Hoosier fan I'd be panicked that, with other schools jumping in early, that they'll be scambling for leftovers.

goblueritzy92

June 10th, 2012 at 2:55 PM ^

If anyone wants to see what they're talking about they can go to the OSU Scout free boards and witness some pure idiocy. BTW NevadaBuck is an OSU "insider" who claims to know what he's talking about. Called Pocic a lock for Ohio and now this...what a tool.

ryebreadboy

June 11th, 2012 at 12:35 AM ^

The most hilarious thing in that board is:

Hoke cutting another lower-ranked recruit to make room for a higher ranked recruit? We've seen this move over and over and over again by Hoke. It is only a matter a time before recruits, commits, and coaches jump ship and refuse to talk to Michigan coaches because of dirty recruiting tactics. I wonder what Michigan commits we can land now.

This is what Nick Saban does all the time in the guise of medical hardships, and recruits are still clamoring to go there. Of course we know that Hoke does not (and would not) do this, but I find that logic hilarious. It's the same reason USC can land two elite running backs in the same year. Every recruit thinks they're the best... so even coaches with a reputation for cutting the chaff still get excellent recruits, simply because every recruit thinks they're excellent.

cigol

June 10th, 2012 at 2:29 PM ^

Has it actually been confirmed that this guy already got a scholarship?  It just seems so counter intuitive at this point that like a lot of other people on this board said, it could be one of those conditional scholarships if we don't fill spots.  If there isn't anything beyond the kid saying he got a scholarship, then I think he should be under that preferred walk on category.

 

DGDestroys

June 10th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

1st) It has been confirmed by others that he got the offer. Guys like Sam Webb have sources inside Schemmy Hall and would have been tipped off it the kid was just making it up.

2nd) We don't normally have anyone's word but the kid's anyway, for any of our recruits. Just because you don't want him to take up a scholarship, doesn't mean he doesn't have one and is a walk-on.

jshclhn

June 10th, 2012 at 3:25 PM ^

The long snapper addition sure made our averages look funny - almost more meaningful to exclude him from the averages . . .

That would put us at 3.84 for the average of averages.

CoachBuczekFHS

June 10th, 2012 at 9:28 PM ^

Hoke is recruiting on an unpecedented level. We have always been a good recruiting school. However, if you go back and look at the classes from 2000 on up we were never really top 5 elite. And obviously toward the end of Carrs career we still recruited elite in the Big 10, but not consistently top 5 nationally. I fancy myself a fanatic but also realistic M fan. And I have to say I think Brady Hoke has a chance to make himself one of the legends of M football coaches. Obviously, it's only his second season but he is setting himself up to have elite teams talent wise over the next few years. 

readyourguard

June 11th, 2012 at 10:34 AM ^

I'm not really surprised by IUs slow start, but I'm more surprised by Minnesota.  By all the accounts I've read, Jerry Kill is considered a great hire by the Gophers.  I would have thought Minnesota kids would hop on board.

Also, that comment blockquoted by RyeBreadBoy makes my blood boil.  I know I shouldn't get worked up about what some internet Buckeye fanboy has to say, but son of a *****, nearly every word that jackass wrote is false.  All the more reason to hate Ohio State.