Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 9-2-12

Submitted by Ace on September 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Very little action in the recruiting world this week, though Penn State's class continues to lose players, this time in-state linebacker Zayd Issah—and that was before they opened the season with a loss to Ohio. This should go well. Changes since the last rankings:

8-26-12: Michigan State picks up Dennis Finley. Indiana picks up Jacobi Hunter.
8-29-12: Zayd Issah decommits from Penn State.
8-31-12: Kenton Gibbs decommits from Illinois.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 23 3.61 3.87 3.74 3.70 3.73
2 Notre Dame 19 3.58 3.89 3.79 3.79 3.76
3 Ohio State 16 3.63 3.69 3.63 3.81 3.69
4 Illinois 18 2.89 2.78 2.56 3.06 2.82
5 Iowa 16 3.06 2.75 3.06 3.06 2.98
6 Northwestern 17 2.88 2.65 2.82 3.06 2.85
7 Nebraska 14 3.14 3.36 3.36 3.21 3.27
8 Wisconsin 13 3.23 3.08 3.08 3.23 3.15
9 Michigan State 13 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.23 3.06
10 Penn State 9 3.33 3.22 3.33 3.56 3.36
11 Purdue 11 2.91 2.45 2.55 2.82 2.68
12 Indiana 9 2.88 2.56 2.67 2.67 2.70
13 Minnesota 6 2.50 2.33 2.67 2.83 2.58

^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.

To eliminate any confusion about how the rankings are determined (to be honest, they used to be arbitrary), team order is determined by multiplying the number of commits by star average.

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 - 19 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
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 - 16 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 3 4 4
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

No change for the Buckeyes.

#4 Illinois - 18 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 2 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 NR NR JC
Miguel Hermosillo ATH IL NR 2 NR 3

Cass Tech defensive lineman Kenton Gibbs opens up his recruitment after previously pledging to the Illini.

#5 Iowa - 17 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
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
Solomon Warfield S OH 3 3 3 3
Sean Welsh OL OH 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
Trevon Young LB IA 3 2 4 3
Ike Boettger TE IA 2 2 3 2
Andre Harris ATH MO 3 2 NR 3

Last week, I included SD WR Matthew VandeBerg on this list. It turns out he's a grayshirt commit—going on scholarship in 2014—so I've removed him from the 2013 class rankings.

#6 Northwestern - 17 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout 24/7 ESPN
Matt Alviti QB IL 4 4 4 4
Godwin Igwebuike ATH OH 3 3 3 4
Sam Coverdale OL OH 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
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
Matt Harris WR IL 3 2 3 3
Tyler Lancaster OL IL 3 2 3 3
Brett Walsh LB CA 3 2 3 3
Macan Wilson WR TX 3 2 2 3
Jayme Taylor TE TX 2 2 3 3
Xavier Menifield RB CA 2 2 3 3
Hunter Miswander K OH 2 2 2 2

No change for the Wildcats.

#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 Wisconsin - 13 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
Hayden Biegel OL WI 3 3 3 3
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

No change for the Badgers.

#9 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
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 2 2 3
Jay Harris WR PA 2 3 3 3
Dylan Chmura TE WI 3 2 2 NR
Demetrius Cooper DE IL NR 3 3 NR

The Spartans tap into the Cass Tech talent pipeline, adding Technician offensive tackle Dennis Finley.

#10 Penn State - 9 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
Jordan Smith CB DC NR 2 NR 3

PA LB Zayd Issah becomes the sixth Penn State decommit in the last two months, joining Greg Webb, Ross Douglas, Dorian Johnson, Zach Bradshaw, and Will Fuller. Only Webb's decommitment predated the release of the Freeh report. The Nittany Lions barely stay ahead of Purdue in the team rankings.

#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 - 9 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 NR 3 JC
Patrick Dougherty DE OH 3 2 2 2
Jacobi Hunter DT TX 2 3 2 3
Myles Graham RB FL 2 2 NR 2

The Hoosiers continue to build a suprisingly not-terrible class with the addition of TX DT Jacobi Hunter.

#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.

Comments

desertwolvie1

September 2nd, 2012 at 9:49 PM ^

I don't know much about recruiting...and I'll admit that I was one of "those guys" who thought to myself, "why are we getting all of these linemen?  Can a brotha' get a few 5* flashy wide receivers? PLEASE?!?!"
THEEEEEEN I went to the game yesterday and I saw first hand just what a bigger, faster, stronger line (offense and defense) can do for your team.  I really hope this class develops to their full potential.