State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 5.22.12

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If last week's recruiting was slow (typical of the Big Ten--HA HA. Because their players are SLOW), this week was even slower, as only Iowa and Nebraska added recruits to their 2013 haul this past week.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking Avg ESPN ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 18 3.76 3.83 4.06 3.88 1 1
Ohio State
11 4.0 3.82 4.0 4.0 7 2
Penn State 8 4.0 3.83 4.0 4.0 18 3
Illinois 9 3.14 2.78 3.14 3.5 20 4
Iowa 8 3.14 3.0 3.17 3.33 23 5
Nebraska 7 3.29 3.43 3.43 3.4 26 6
Michigan State 7 3.33 3.14 3.17 3.5 29 7
Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.4 3.17 3.5 32 8
Northwestern 2 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 57 9
Purdue 2 3.0 3.0 3.0 NR 71 10
Minnesota 1 3.0 3.0 3.0 NR 72
11
Indiana 0 12

As the only changes with this week were with Iowa and Northwestern, most of the ranking notes from last week still apply. Rivals is the only service to rank all of Illinois' nine players; both Rivals and Scout gave grades to seven of nine, while ESPN only ranked two of their commits. Michigan's numbers are once again stellar, if no longer perfect, with 17 of 18 being rated by Rivals and ESPN, though 247 and Scout has all 18 rated. Michigan State's Rivals and Scout grades are for six of seven, and ESPN from four of their players. The only service that graded Northwestern's second commit was 247, and only ESPN didn't rank all of Ohio State's players; ten of their eleven were rated by that service. As has been the case for weeks, Penn State's numbers are based off of six of eight recruits for Rivals, Scout, and ESPN, and seven of eight for 247. Purdue's second commit, last week's JuCo transfer, is still not taken into account over at 247. Lastly, Wisconsin's 247 grade is from five of their six commits, and their ESPN number is for four of six.

For this week's changes, Iowa's Scout number is from six of their eight players, while they only had three commits rated by ESPN (their new commit this week remains unranked by all service). As with previous weeks, the only service that didn't rate all of Nebraska's players was ESPN, which only graded five of their seven; Nebraska's newest commit was a consensus three-star on all boards.

MICHIGAN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Bosch, Kyle OT/OG Wheaton, IL St Francis 6'5", 282 4 stars
4 stars
5 stars
4 stars
2/18/2012
Butt, Jake DE, TE Pickerington, OH Pickerington North 6'6", 225 4 4 4 4 2/19/2012
Charlton, Taco OLB Pickerington, OH Pickerington Central 6'6", 245 4 4 3 4 2/18/2012
Conley, Gareon ATH Massillon, OH Washington 6'2", 165 3 4 4 4 3/10/2012
Dawson, David OT Detroit, MI Cass Technical 6'5", 305 4 4 4 4 2/18/2012
Dukes, Jaron WR Columbus, OH Marion-Franklin 6'5", 197 3 3 4 4 2/22/2012
Fox, Chris OT/DT Parker, CO Ponderosa 6'6", 300 4 4 4 4 2/18/2012
Gedeon, Ben LB Hudson, OH Hudson 6'3", 215 4 4 4 4 4/10/2012
Hill, Khalid TE Detroit, MI Crockett 6'2", 235 3 3 3 3 2/6/2012
Kugler, Patrick OT/OG Wexford, PA North Allegheny 6'4", 270 4 4 5 4 2/25/2012
Lewis, Jourdan CB Detroit, MI Cass Technical 5'10", 170 4 4 4 4 2/18/2012
McCray, Michael LB Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 220 4 4 4 4 3/5/2012
Morris, Shane QB Warren, MI De La Salle Collegiate 6'3", 190 4 4 5 4
5/10/2011
Shallman, Wyatt FB, DE Novi, MI Catholic Central 6'3", 245 4 4 4 3 2/18/2012
Smith, Deveon RB Warren, OH Howland 5'11", 210 3 4 4 4 3/17/2012
Thomas, Dymonte RB/Saf Alliance, OH Marlington 6'1", 175 4 4 5 4 9/10/2011
Tuley-Tillman, Logan OT Peoria, IL Manual 6'7", 300 4 4 4
4 2/19/2012
York, Csont'e WR Harper Woods, MI Chandler Park Academy 6'3", 185 NR 3 3 NR 5/9/2012

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

OHIO STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Barrett, JT QB Wichita Falls, TX Rider 6'2", 205 4 stars
4 stars
4 stars
4 stars
4/18/2012
Baugh, Marcus TE Riverside, CA J W North 6'4", 200 4 4 4 4 4/10/2012
Bosa, Joey DE Fort Lauderdale, FL St Thomas Aquinas 6'5", 260 4 4 5 4 4/23/2012
Burrows, Cameron CB/Saf Dayton, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 195 5 4 4 4 1/19/2012
Elliott, Ezekiel RB Saint Louis, MO John Burroughs School 6'0", 195 4 3 4 4 4/1/2012
Lisle, Evan OL Centerville, OH Centerville 6'6", 265 4 4 4 4 2/28/2012
Marshall, Jalin QB/Ath Middletown, OH Middletown 6'0", 190 4 5 5 4 1/30/2012
Price, Billy DT Youngstown, OH Fitch 6'4", 300 4 4 4 4 2/13/2012
Sprinkle, Tracy DE Elyria, OH Elyria 6'4", 250 3 3 3 NR 4/17/2012
Thompson, Jayme S Toledo, OH Central Catholic 6'2", 190 4 3 3 4 4/1/2012
Woodard, Eli CB Voorhees, NJ Eastern 6'1", 185 4 4 4 4 2/16/2012

There were no changes in the Buckeyes' class 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 4 stars
3/9/2012
Cothran, Curtis DE Newtown, PA Council Rock 6'5", 230 NR 3 NR NR 3/26/2012
Douglas, Ross Ath Avon, OH Avon 5'10", 180 4 4 3 4 2/29/2012
Hackenberg, Christian QB Fork Union, VA Fork Union Military Academy 6'4", 215 4 4 4 4 2/29/2012
Mahon, Brendan OL Randolph, NJ Randolph 6'5", 302 4 3 3 4 3/17/2012
Nelson, Andrew OT Hershey, PA Hershey 6'5", 265 NR NR NR NR 4/15/2012
Sickels, Garrett DE Little Silver, NJ Red Bank Reg 6'4", 230 4 4 4 4 3/4/2012
Webb, Greg DT Sicklerville, NJ Timber Creek 6'2", 290 4 4 4 4 4/5/2012

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

ILLINOIS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Bailey, Aaron QB Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook 6'2", 215 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
4 stars 4/25/2012
Cazley, Dillan DB Charleston, IL Charleston 5'10", 165 3 2 3 3
2/28/2012
Chadwell, Jesse OL Clarkston, MI Clarkston 6'5", 260 NR 3 3
NR 3/15/2012
Clements, Jarrod DE Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 275 3 3 3
NR 5/1/2012
DiLauro, Christian TE Uniontown, OH Green 6'5", 240 3 3 3 NR 4/13/2012
Foster, Kendrick RB Peoria, IL Richwoods 5'8", 182 3 2 NR NR 4/12/2012
Gibbs, Kenton DT Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'2", 290 3 3 3 NR 5/5/2012
Jackson, Merrick DT Belleville, IL Althoff Catholic 6'2", 310 3 3 3 NR 4/30/2012
Schmidt, Austin OL Galena, OH Olentangy 6'6", 270 NR 2 NR NR 5/5/2012

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

IOWA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight
Rivals grade
247 grade Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Bazata, Nathan DT Howells, NE Nowells Jr/Sr 6'2", 270 3 stars
3 stars
NR NR 4/22/2012
Goebel, Colin OG Naperville, IL Naperville 6'4", 275 3 3 3 stars 3 stars 4/21/2012
Gressel, Brant DT Centerville, OH Centerville 6'2", 280 3 3 3 NR 4/23/2012
Hill, Delano DB Detroit, MI Cass Technical 6'1", 190 3 3 3 3 4/14/2012
Kenney, David DE Indianapolis, IN Pike 6'2", 250 4 3 4 4 4/4/2012
Kenny, John LB Carmel, IN Carmel 6'2", 210 3 3 3 NR 4/27/2012
Shimonek, Nic QB Corisicana, TX Mildred Independent School 6'4", 205 NR NR NR NR 5/17/2012
Willies, Derrick WR Rock Island, IL Rock Island 6'3", 190 3 3 3 NR 4/10/2012

The Hawkeyes grabbed their latest commit from Texas, an unranked QB whose only other offer was from Lamar.

NEBRASKA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Banderas, Josh LB Lincoln, NE Lincoln Southwest 6'2", 220 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4/12/2012
Dixon, Tre'Vell Ath Baldwin, LA West St Mary 6'0", 180 4 3 3 4 1/23/2012
Hart, Greg TE Dayton, OH Archbishop Alter 6'5", 225 3 3 3 3 5/16/2012
Lacouture, Christian DE College Station, TX A&M Consolidated 6'5", 255 3 3 4
3 5/5/2012
Love, Courtney LB Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney 6'1", 215 3 4 3
NR 4/22/2012
McWilson, Marcus S Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney 6'0", 195 4 4 4 NR 2/26/2012
Natter, AJ DE Milton, WI Milton 6'5", 240 3 3 4
N3 4/16/2012

The Huskers added a TE from Ohio to their class, jumping Michigan State in the team rankings.

MICHIGAN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Benenoch, Caleb OL Katy, TX Seven Lakes 6'6", 321 3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
4 stars
3/13/2012
Holmes, Gerald RB Flint, MI Carman-Ainsworth 6'1", 209 3 3 3 3 2/5/2012
Jones, Shane LB Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'1", 220 4 3 3 NR 4/16/2012
Powell, Jalyn S Marion, OH Harding 6'1", 185 3 3 3 NR 2/26/2012
Reschke, Jon ILB Bloomfield Hills, MI Brother Rice 6'2", 223 4 4 4 NR 2/17/2012
Shelton, R.J. APB Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam 5'11", 187 3 3 3 3 2/26/2012
Terry, Damion QB Erie, PA Cathedral Prep 6'4", 210 NR 3 NR 4 4/16/2012

There was no change in the Spartans' 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 3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
4 stars
2/27/2012
Keeler, Jack OL Barrington, IL Barrington 6'7", 285 3 3 3 4 5/3/2012
Obasih, Chikwe DE Brookfield, WI Central 6'3", 240 4 4
3
NR 4/29/2012
Ramesh, Austin RB/Ath Eagle River, WI Northland Pines 6'2", 221 3 4
3
3 3/24/2012
Watt, TJ Ath Pewaukee, WI Pewaukee 6'4", 200 3 NR 3 NR 4/1/2012
Wheelwright, Rob WR Columbus, OH Walnut Ridge 6'3", 185 3 3
4
3 4/29/2012

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

NORTHWESTERN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Alviti, Matt QB Park Ridge, IL Maine South 6'0", 176 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars
4/14/2012
King, Blake OL Minooka, IL Minooka Community 6'5", 270 NR 3 NR NR
5/3/2012

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

PURDUE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Etling, Danny QB Terre Haute, IN Terre Haute South Vigo School 6'3", 210 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 4/17/2012
Gregory, Randy DE Yuma, AZ Arizona Western CC 6'6", 230 NR NR NR NR 5/9/2012

The Boilermakers picked up a commitment from JuCo transfer Gregory, who also held offers from Oregon State and Louisville.

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 3 stars
NR 2/26/2012

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

INDIANA

No current commits.


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