State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 6.5.12

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The rich keep getting richer...Michigan hauled in two of the Big Ten's three new recruits this week, bringing up their current total to a whopping 20 commits. In a completely unscientific observation, the number of verbals they already have (along with their stars) this early in the recruiting season looks like it would be some sort of record...except for the SEC, of course.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking Avg ESPN ranking 247 team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 20 3.74 3.85 4.0 3.82 1 1
Ohio State
11 4.0 3.82 4.0 4.0 10 2
Penn State
9 3.86 3.63 3.63 4.0 17 3
Illinois 10 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.5 18 4
Nebraska 8 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.4 24 5
Iowa 8 3.14 3.0 2.88 3.33 28 6
Michigan State 7 3.33 3.14 3.29 3.5 32 7
Wisconsin 6 3.17 3.4 3.17 3.5 36 8
Northwestern 2 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 71 9
Purdue 2 3.0 3.0 3.0 NR 75 10
Minnesota 1 3.0 3.0 3.0 NR 80
11
Indiana 0 12

As with last week, all of Illinois' recruits were rated by all services save ESPN, which rated only two of their ten commits; Iowa and Nebraska are the same, with ESPN rating only three and five of eight, respectively. Michigan State has all of its commits rated by 247 and Scout, while their Rivals (six) and ESPN (four) only ranked some of their recruits.

Only 247 rated both of Northwestern's two commits, while only one of Ohio State's eleven didn't receive ratings from all four services (the not-rated grade coming, unsurprisingly, from ESPN). Most of Purdue's numbers come from only one of their two commits (though Rivals has both as 3 stars), and Wisconsin gets its 247 and ESPN grades from five and four of its six recruits, accordingly.

For the teams that received pickups this week, much is the same. Of Michigan's twenty, nineteen were rated by Rivals and ESPN, with the other two services grading all of their commits. Penn State's numbers took a very slight dip, with now eight of nine commits receiving grades from Scout and 247, seven with grades from Rivals, and six of the nine getting graded by ESPN.

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
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 added to their haul this week, picking up commitments from a pair of Defensive Tackles who also held offers from Ohio State. Poggi was also drawing interest (and held an offer) from Penn State.

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
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

With the addition of Robinson, the Nittany Lions once again jumped Illinois for third place in the conference.

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.

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
NR 4/16/2012
Samuelson, Dan OL Plymouth, IN Plymouth 6'5", 275 3 3 3
NR 5/22/2012

There was no change in the Huskers' 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
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

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

No current commits.


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