State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 3.6.12

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The biggest changes of the past week in Big Ten recruiting were in State College and Champaign, where both the Nittany Lions and Illini picked up their first recruits for 2013.

The top three classes in the conference stayed the same, though Ohio State added to its numbers with another in-state recruit. The only other change in the B1G last week amongst schools who had already had verbals was in Madison, where the Badgers' first commit rescinded his verbal.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 13 4.0 3.85 1 1
Ohio State 5 4.2 4.2 8 2
Michigan State 4 4.0 3.25 15 3
Penn State 3 4.0 3.67 17 4
Nebraska 2 4.0 3.0 27 5
Wisconsin 1 NR NR 40 6
Minnesota 1 NR 3.0 45 7
Illinois 1 NR 2.0 47 8
Indiana 0 9
Iowa 0 9
Northwestern 0 9
Purdue 0 9

Michigan State's average rivals ranking is a bit skewed, with only one of their commits currently ranked. Scout and ESPN were intentionally omitted from this chart. Scout will be releasing revised rankings soon, and we will use those going forward. ESPN has not yet released their rankings for recruits in the 2013 class, nor their annual ESPN 150 list; as of now, players are on the watch list to be included in the top 150.

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
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 4 150 watch 9/10/2011
Bosch, Kyle OT/OG Wheaton, IL St Francis 6'5", 282 4 4 NR 150 watch 2/18/2012
Charlton, Taco OLB Pickerington, OH Pickerington Central 6'6", 245 4 4 NR 150 watch 2/18/2012
Tuley-Tillman, Logan OT Peoria, IL Manual 6'7", 300 4 4 NR 150 watch 2/19/2012
Dawson, David OT Detroit, MI Cass Technical 6'5", 305 4 4 NR NR 2/18/2012
Shallman, Wyatt FB, DE Novi, MI Catholic Central 6'3", 245 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Kugler, Patrick OT/OG Wexford, PA North Allegheny 6'4", 270 4 4 4 150 watch 2/25/2012
Butt, Jake DE, TE Pickerington, OH Pickerington North 6'6", 225 4 4 NR 150 watch 2/19/2012
Lewis, Jourdan CB Detroit, MI Cass Technical 5'10", 170 4 4 NR NR 2/18/2012
Dukes, Jaron WR Columbus, OH Marion-Franklin 6'5", 197 NR 3 NR NR 2/22/2012
Hill, Khalid TE Detroit, MI Crockett 6'2", 235 NR 3 NR NR 2/6/2012

There has been no change in Michigan's recruiting this week, and their class still leads the conference and the nation.

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 NR 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

The lone addition for tOSU this week is touted Offensive Lineman Evan Lisle, who had offers from as far away as Alabama and Oklahoma before settling on his home state Buckeyes.

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 1 NR 2/26/2012
Powell, Jalyn S Marion, OH Harding 6'1", 185 NR 3 1 NR 2/25/2012
Holmes, Gerald RB Flint, MI Carman-Ainsworth 6'1", 209 NR 3 NR NR 2/5/2012

There was no change in the Spartans' class this week.

PENN STATE

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

For more on PSU's pickups, see Junny's Recruiting Roundup from last week, as well as the welcome posts for Hackenberg, Sickels, and Douglas.

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 NR NR 2/26/2012

There was no change in the Huskers' class 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 NR NR NR 2/27/2012

The big news for Wisconsin this week was the decommit of TE Scott Orndoff. While not entirely unexpected after the departure of much of the Wisconsin coaching staff for Pitt, the news was disappointing for the Badgers.

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

Illinois picked up their first recruit this week. DB Cazley had no other D1 offers before committing to the in-state Illini.

INDIANA, IOWA, NORTHWESTERN, PURDUE

No current commits.

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