State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 4.3.12

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For the second week in a row, only two Big Ten programs picked up recruits this week; Ohio State added two, and Wisconsin gained one commit. This addition didn't change Bucky's ranking within the Big Ten, and in fact they dropped in overall national rankings; with their additions, though, OSU once again jumped Penn State for the second best class in the Big Ten.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 16 3.75 3.75 3.88 1 1
Ohio State
7 4.14 3.86 4.0 11 2
Penn State 6 4.0 3.6 3.75 12 3
Michigan State 5 3.2 3.2 3.2 15 4
Wisconsin 3 3.0 3.5 3.0 32
5
Nebraska 2 4.0 3.0 4.0 37 6
Illinois 2 3.0 2.5 NR 39 7
Minnesota 1 3.0 3.0 NR 51
8
Indiana 0 9
Iowa 0 9
Northwestern 0 9
Purdue 0 9

This week we've incorporated Rivals' updated rankings, and because of this, the discrepancies in Michigan's numbers are no more--all sixteen of their recruits have star rankings in all three of these recruiting services. The same happened with Michigan State, all of whose recruits are now ranked. Illinois' Rivals ranked is based off of only one of their two recruits, as is Nebraska's Scout grade. And, lastly, PSU's rankings for Rivals and Scout are taken from five of their six commits, while Wisconsin's Scout grade is based off of 1 player, and their 247 grade is from two of their three commits.

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
Thomas, Dymonte RB/Saf Alliance, OH Marlington 6'1", 175 4 4 5 150 watch 9/10/2011
Fox, Chris OT/DT Parker, CO Ponderosa 6'6", 300 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Bosch, Kyle OT/OG Wheaton, IL St Francis 6'5", 282 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
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
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
Shallman, Wyatt FB, DE Novi, MI Catholic Central 6'3", 245 4 4 4 150 watch 2/18/2012
Lewis, Jourdan CB Detroit, MI Cass Technical 5'10", 170 4 4 3 NR 2/18/2012
Butt, Jake DE, TE Pickerington, OH Pickerington North 6'6", 225 4 4 4 150 watch 2/19/2012
Smith, Deveon RB Warren, OH Howland 5'11", 210 3 3 4 150 watch 3/17/2012
Conley, Gareon ATH Massillon, OH Washington 6'2", 165 3 3 4 NR 3/10/2012
Dukes, Jaron WR Columbus, OH Marion-Franklin 6'5", 197 3 3 3 NR 2/22/2012
Hill, Khalid TE Detroit, MI Crockett 6'2", 235 3 3 3 NR 2/6/2012

There was no change in the Wolverines' class this week, though Smith, Conley, Dukes, and Hill all picked up three stars from Rivals.

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
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
Lisle, Evan OL Centerville, OH Centerville 6'6", 265 4 4 4 150 watch 2/28/2012
Elliott, Ezekiel RB Saint Louis, MO John Burroughs School 6'0", 195 4 3 4 NR 4/1/2012
Thompson, Jayme S Toledo, OH Central Catholic 6'2", 190 4 3 3 NR 4/1/2012

The Buckeyes picked up two recruits on Sunday, including Elliott, who noted Penn State amongst schools who had offered him.

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
Mahon, Brendan OL Randolph, NJ Randolph 6'5", 302 4 3 3 NR 3/17/2012
Cothran, Curtis DE Newtown, PA Council Rock 6'5", 230 NR 3 NR NR 3/26/2012

There was no change in the Nittany Lions' class this week.

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
Benenoch, Caleb OL Katy, TX Seven Lakes 6'6", 321 3 3 3 NR 3/13/2012
Shelton, R.J. APB Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam 5'11", 187 3 3 3 NR 2/26/2012
Powell, Jalyn S Marion, OH Harding 6'1", 185 3 3 3 NR 2/25/2012
Holmes, Gerald RB Flint, MI Carman-Ainsworth 6'1", 209 3 3 3 NR 2/5/2012

There was no change in the Spartans' class this week, though all commits but Reschke, who already had four stars, received a three-star rating from Rivals.

WISCONSIN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Ramesh, Austin RB/Ath Eagle River, WI Northland Pines 6'2", 221 3 stars 4 stars
NR
NR 3/24/2012
Dooley, Garret LB Rochester, IL Rochester 6'2", 215 3
3 3 stars
NR 2/27/2012
Watt, TJ Ath Pewaukee, WI Pewaukee 6'4", 200 3 NR NR NR 4/1/2012

The Badgers added the in-state pickup Watt this week. Additionally, Dooley now boasts a three-star rating from Rivals.

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.

ILLINOIS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Chadwell, Jesse OL Clarkston, MI Clarkston 6'5", 260 NR 3 stars NR NR 3/15/2012
Cazley, Dillan DB Charleston, IL Charleston 5'10", 165 3 stars 2 NR NR 2/28/2012

There was no change in the Illini's class this week, though Cazley did pick up a three-star rating from Rivals.

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 3 stars 3 stars NR NR 2/26/2012

There was no change in the Golden Gophers' class this week, though Brookins did pick up a three-star rating from Rivals.

INDIANA, IOWA, NORTHWESTERN, PURDUE

No current commits.

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