State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 6.12.12

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This week was the biggest week the conference as a whole has had in quite some time, with eight recruits committing to play for Big Ten schools. Indiana finally joined the party, nabbing their first commit of the 2013 recruiting class.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking Avg ESPN ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 21 3.74 3.85 4.0 3.82 2 1
Ohio State
11 4.0 3.82 4.0 4.0 10 2
Penn State
10 3.75 3.56 3.67 3.86 17 3
Nebraska 9 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.33 21 4
Illinois 10 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.5 22 5
Iowa 8 3.14 3.0 2.88 3.33 29 6
Michigan State 7 3.33 3.14 3.29 3.5 33 7
Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.4 3.17 3.5 43 8
Northwestern 6 3.25 3.25 3.0 3.33 59 9
Purdue 2 3.5 3.0 3.0 NR 77 10
Minnesota 1 3.0 3.0 3.0 NR 84
11
Indiana 1 3.0 3.0 2.0 NR 84 11

A more detailed breakdown of each class, including how many recruits for each school were ranked by each service, after the jump.

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
4 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
Hurst Jr, Maurice DT Westwood, MA Xaverian Bros 6'2", 305 3 4 4 3 6/2/2012
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
Poggi, Henry DT Baltimore, MD Gilman School 6'4", 260 4 4 4 4 6/4/2012
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
Sypniewski, Scott OL Ottawa, IL Marquette 6'1", 230 NR NR NR NR 6/6/2012
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

The Wolverines' lone pickup this week was also their first non-rated commit of the year. Sypniewski was offered and committed on the spot, holding offers from no other D1 school. This week, too, saw Michigan fall to number 2 in the 247 overall team rankings, now ranked behind Alabama.

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 was no change 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 3 NR 3/26/2012
Douglas, Ross Ath Avon, OH Avon 5'10", 180 4 4 3 4 2/29/2012
Fuller, Will WR Philadelphia, PA Roman Catholic 6'1", 170 3 3 4 3 6/6/2012
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 3 3 NR 4/15/2012
Robinson, Neiko S Bratt, FL Northview 5'11", 170 3 NR NR NR 6/4/2012
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

The Nittany Lions added in-state wide receiver Fuller to their class this week, and possibly closed the door on additional wide receivers in the 2013 class.

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
Gladney, Kevin WR Akron, OH Firestone Senior 6'4", 182 3 3 3 3 6/11/2012
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
NR 4/16/2012
Samuelson, Dan OL Plymouth, IN Plymouth 6'5", 275 3 3 3
NR 5/22/2012

The Huskers went back to the state of Ohio for their newest commit, who held offers from a handful of other Big Ten schools before committing to play in Lincoln.

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 2 3 3
NR 3/15/2012
Clements, Jarrod DE Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 275 3 3 3
NR 5/1/2012
Dawson, Reon ATH Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison 6'2", 175 3 3 3
NR 5/26/2012
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 2 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 2 2 2 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
2 stars NR 4/22/2012
Goebel, Colin OG Naperville, IL Naperville 6'4", 275 3 3 3 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 3 2 NR 5/17/2012
Willies, Derrick WR Rock Island, IL Rock Island 6'3", 190 3 3 3 NR 4/10/2012

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

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 4 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
Coverdale, Sam OT Chagrin Falls, OH Kenston 6'7", 275 3 3 3 3
6/11/2012
King, Blake OL Minooka, IL Minooka Community 6'5", 270 NR 3 NR NR
5/3/2012
Lancaster, Tyler OL Plainfield, IL Plainfield East 6'4", 280 NR NR NR NR
6/8/2012
North, Brad OL Allen, TX Allen 6'3", 280 3 3 3 3
6/8/2012
Wilson, Macon WR Houston, TX Kinkaid 6'1", 180 3 NR 2 NR
6/8/2012

The Wildcats tripled their class in one week, adding a trio of offensive linemen and a wideout to their 2013 class. Of note is Lancaster, whom both Rivals and ESPN have listed as committed to Northwestern, but whom both 247 and Scout leave off of the team's list. Because of this, Northwestern's overall team ranking is lower than it otherwise might be.

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 4 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 4/17/2012
Gregory, Randy DE Yuma, AZ Arizona Western CC 6'6", 230 3 NR NR NR 5/9/2012

There was no change in the Boilermakers' class 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 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
NR 2/26/2012

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

INDIANA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Griffith, Isaac WR Fort Wayne, IN Homestead 6'0", 185 3 stars
3 stars
2 stars
NR stars
6/11/2012

The Hoosiers finally picked up their first commitment of the 2013 class yesterday, with a skill player with offers from all around MAC country.


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