State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 3.13.12

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There wasn't much change in the Big Ten's 2013 recruiting classes this week, with the biggest pickup coming when 5* TE Adam Breneman chose the Nittany Lions. Michigan was the only other team who added players, picking up two more commits to add to their already stocked class.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 15 4.0 3.8 3.87 1 1
Ohio State 5 4.2 4.2 4.2 8 2
Penn State 4 4.0 3.75 3.75 13 3
Michigan State 4 3.25 4.00 3.25 16 4
Nebraska 2 4.0 3.0 4.0 30 5
Wisconsin 1 NR 3.0 3.0 40 6
Minnesota 1 NR 3.0 NR 45 7
Illinois 1 NR 2.0 NR 47 8
Indiana 0 9
Iowa 0 9
Northwestern 0 9
Purdue 0 9

This week, Penn State jumps Michigan State for the third best 2013 class in the Big Ten so far. Michigan's Rivals average is skewed this week, as three of their players are unranked in that service; Michigan State is the same, with three of their four commits unranked according to Rivals. Nebraska's Scout ranking was off of only one player, as their second was unranked in Scout.

These rankings reflect the new Scout ratings released last week. ESPN has yet to publish their ratings for the class of 2013, which are scheduled to be released in mid-April. These will be included once they are revealed.

MICHIGAN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Morris, Shane QB Warren, MI De La Salle Collegiate 6'3", 190 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 150 watch 5/10/2011
Bosch, Kyle OT/OG Wheaton, IL St Francis 6'5", 282 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Fox, Chris OT/DT Parker, CO Ponderosa 6'6", 300 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Thomas, Dymonte RB/Saf Alliance, OH Marlington 6'1", 175 4 4 5 150 watch 9/10/2011
Tuley-Tillman, Logan OT Peoria, IL Manual 6'7", 300 4 4 4
150 watch 2/19/2012
Charlton, Taco OLB Pickerington, OH Pickerington Central 6'6", 245 4 4 3 150 watch 2/18/2012
Shallman, Wyatt FB, DE Novi, MI Catholic Central 6'3", 245 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Dawson, David OT Detroit, MI Cass Technical 6'5", 305 4 4 3 NR 2/18/2012
McCray, Michael LB Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 220 4 4 4 150 watch 3/5/2012
Kugler, Patrick OT/OG Wexford, PA North Allegheny 6'4", 270 4 4 5 150 watch 2/25/2012
Butt, Jake DE, TE Pickerington, OH Pickerington North 6'6", 225 4 4 4 150 watch 2/19/2012
Lewis, Jourdan CB Detroit, MI Cass Technical 5'10", 170 4 4 3 NR 2/18/2012
Conley, Gareon ATH Massillon, OH Washington 6'2", 165 NR 3 4 NR 3/10/2012
Dukes, Jaron WR Columbus, OH Marion-Franklin 6'5", 197 NR 3 3 NR 2/22/2012
Hill, Khalid TE Detroit, MI Crockett 6'2", 235 NR 3 3 NR 2/6/2012

Michigan picked up two more recruits this week, both from the state of Ohio. LB McCray held an offer from Penn State when he committed to the Wolverines. Bosch, Thomas, Tuley-Tillman, Charlton, Dawson, Kugler, Butt, Lewis, Dukes, and Hill all picked up extra stars when Scout released their revised ratings this past week.

OHIO STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Marshall, Jalin QB/Ath Middletown, OH Middletown 6'0", 190 4 stars 5 stars 5 stars 150 watch 1/30/2012
Burrows, Cameron CB/Saf Dayton, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 195 5 4 4 150 watch 1/19/2012
Lisle, Evan OL Centerville, OH Centerville 6'6", 265 4 4 4 150 watch 2/28/2012
Woodard, Eli CB Voorhees, NJ Eastern 6'1", 185 4 4 4 150 watch 2/16/2012
Price, Billy DT Youngstown, OH Fitch 6'4", 300 4 4 4 150 watch 2/13/2012

There was no change in the Buckeyes' class this week, though Lisle did pick up a 4-star from Scout when they released their revised ratings this week.

PENN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Breneman, Adam TE Camp Hill, PA Cedar Cliff 6'5", 220 4 stars 4 stars 5 stars 150 watch 3/9/2012
Hackenberg, Christian QB Fork Union, VA Fork Union Military Academy 6'4", 215 4 4 4 150 watch 2/29/2012
Sickels, Garrett DE Little Silver, NJ Red Bank Reg 6'4", 230 4 4 3 150 watch 3/4/2012
Douglas, Ross Ath Avon, OH Avon 5'10", 180 4 3 3 150 watch 2/29/2012

Not sure, but there may have been some recruiting news coming out of Happy Valley this past week...

In less than two weeks, Penn State went from zero to third in the conference with their four-person class. Junny's PSU recruiting post from last week gives more detail on the Nittany Lions' class (minus a certain TE commit), and more on Breneman can be found here, here, and here.

MICHIGAN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Reschke, Jon ILB Bloomfield Hills, MI Brother Rice 6'2", 223 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 150 watch 2/17/2012
Shelton, R.J. APB Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam 5'11", 187 NR 3 3 NR 2/26/2012
Powell, Jalyn S Marion, OH Harding 6'1", 185 NR 3 3 NR 2/25/2012
Holmes, Gerald RB Flint, MI Carman-Ainsworth 6'1", 209 NR 3 3 NR 2/5/2012

There was no change in the Spartans' class this week, though Shelton, Powell, and Holmes all got 3 stars from Scout in their revised ratings this week.

NEBRASKA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Dixon, Tre'Vell Ath Baldwin, LA West St Mary 6'0", 180 4 stars 3 stars NR NR 1/23/2012
McWilson, Marcus S Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney 6'0", 195 4 3 4 stars
NR 2/26/2012

There was no change in the Huskers' class this week, though McWilson did pick up 4 stars from Scout in their revised ratings this week.

WISCONSIN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Dooley, Garret LB Rochester, IL Rochester 6'2", 215 NR 3 stars
3 stars
NR 2/27/2012

There was no change in the Badgers' class this week, though Dooley did pick up 3 stars from Scout in their revised ratings this week.

MINNESOTA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Brookins, Keelon CB Oakdale, MN Tartan 5'11", 175 NR 3 stars NR NR 2/26/2012

There was no change in the Golden Gophers' class this week.

ILLINOIS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Cazley, Dillan DB Charleston, IL Charleston 5'10", 165 NR 2 stars NR NR 2/28/2012

There was no change in the Illini's class this week.

INDIANA, IOWA, NORTHWESTERN, PURDUE

No current commits.

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