State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 7.24.12

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After yesterday's news...the show must go on, right? And on it goes, with Penn State having two fewer recruits this week but not dropping in the overall conference rankings. Four other schools in the Big Ten had changes this week, with seven recruits picked up amongst them. Northwestern was the lone mover in the conference, going from the ninth best recruiting class to the seventh.

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking Avg ESPN ranking Rivals team rank 247 team rank Scout team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Michigan 22 3.65 3.68 3.95 3.84 2 3 1 1
Ohio State 15 3.86 3.71 3.79 4.0 9 8 8 2
Penn State 12 3.42 3.42 3.64 3.5 18 22 15 3
Nebraska 12 3.27 3.45 3.27 3.38 28 29 25 4
Iowa 16 3.08 3.0 2.86 3.25 30 26 29 5
Illinois 15 3.0 2.77 2.86 3.5 24 32 30 6
Northwestern 15 3.0 2.91 2.7 3.17 41 30 36 7
Wisconsin 11 3.18 3.38 3.2 3.38 33 44 31 8
Michigan State 10 3.13 3.11 3.33 3.4 40 46 35 9
Purdue 8 3.0 2.6 2.3 NR 79 69 75 10
Minnesota 6 2.67 3.0 2.5 3.0 87 88
73 11
Indiana 4 3.0 2.75 2.25 3.0 88 87 89 12

As usual, 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
Stribling, Channing DB Matthews, NC Butler 6'2", 170 2 3 2 NR 6/21/2012
Sypniewski, Scott OL Ottawa, IL Marquette 6'1", 230 NR NR 2 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

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
Hill, Michael DT Pendleton, SC Pendleton 6'3", 315 4 4 4 4 6/27/2012
Jacobs, Tavion ATH District Heights, MD Suitland 5'11", 165 3 3 2 4 7/19/2012
Lee, Darron ATH New Albany, OH New Albany 6'2", 195 3 3 3 NR 6/26/2012
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
Townsend, Johnny K Orlando, FL Boone 6'2", 200 NR NR NR NR 6/19/2012
Woodard, Eli CB Voorhees, NJ Eastern 6'1", 185 4 4 4 4 2/16/2012

The Buckeyes picked up a commit from prime Larry Johnson recruiting territory in Jacobs, who hails from a Maryland DC suburb; Jacobs did not, however, hold an offer from the Nittany Lions.

PENN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Bell, Brandon LB Mays Landing, NJ Oakcrest 6'1", 224 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars
6/14/2012
Bradshaw, Zach LB Damascus, MD Damascus 6'3", 205 3 3 3 3
6/27/2012
Breneman, Adam TE Camp Hill, PA Cedar Cliff 6'5", 220 4 4 5 4
3/9/2012
Cothran, Curtis DE Newtown, PA Council Rock 6'5", 230 3 3 3 3 3/26/2012
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
Issah, Zayd LB/ATH Harrisburg, PA Central Dauphin 6'3", 205 3 3 4 3
6/29/2012
Johnson, Dorian OL Belle Vernon, PA Belle Vernon Area 6'6", 280 4 5 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 3 3 3 4 4/15/2012
Robinson, Neiko S Bratt, FL Northview 5'11", 170 3 3 NR 3 6/4/2012
Sickels, Garrett DE Little Silver, NJ Red Bank Reg 6'4", 230 4 4 4 4 3/4/2012

The Nittany Lions lost commits Webb and Douglas in this tumultuous 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
Gerry, Nathan Ath Sioux Falls, SD Washington 6'2", 206 3 3 3 3 6/16/2012
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
Miller, Gabriel OL Mishawaka, IN Penn 6'0", 235 NR NR NR NR 6/17/2012
Natter, AJ DE Milton, WI Milton 6'5", 240 3 3 4
NR 4/16/2012
Newby, Marcus LB North Potomac, MD Quince Orchard 6'1", 207 4 4 3 4 7/2/2012
Samuelson, Dan OL Plymouth, IN Plymouth 6'5", 275 3 3 3
NR 5/22/2012
Staton, Johnny QB Rancho Santa Margarita Santa Margarita Catholic 6'2", 220 3 4 3 4 7/9/2012

The Huskers lost commit Dixon and gained Staton before last week's update; I apologize for this omission in the post last 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
Boettger, Ike ATH Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Falls 6'5", 220 NR NR NR NR 6/24/2012
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
Harris, Andre ATH Kirkwood, MO Kirkwood 5'11", 157 NR NR NR NR 6/22/2012
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
Mitchell Jr, Derrick ATH St Louis, MO Vashon 6'0", 185 3 3 3 3 6/21/2012
Rucker, Malik DB New Hope, MN Cooper 6'0", 175 3 3 3 3 6/15/2012
Shimonek, Nic QB Corisicana, TX Mildred Independent School 6'4", 205 NR 3 2 NR 5/17/2012
Warfield, Solomon DB Cleveland, OH St Edward 6'0", 170 3 3 3 3 6/24/2012
Welsh, Sean OL Springboro, OH Springboro 6'3", 275 3 3 3 3 6/22/2012
Willies, Derrick WR Rock Island, IL Rock Island 6'3", 190 3 3 3 NR 4/10/2012
Wisnieski, Jon TE West Des Moines, IA Dowling Catholic 6'5", 215 3 3 3 4 7/12/2012
Young, Trevon LB Des Moines, IA Lincoln 6'4", 220 3 3 3 3 6/24/2012

There was no change in the Hawkeyes' 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 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
Day, Caleb ATH Hilliard, OH Darby 6'0", 188 4 3 3
3 6/21/2012
DiLauro, Christian TE Uniontown, OH Green 6'5", 240 3 3 3 NR 4/13/2012
Douglas, Bryce DT Plainfield, IL Plainfield Central 6'2", 315 NR NR NR
NR 6/22/2012
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
Jones, Joshua DB Walled Lake, MI Western 6'2", 202 3 2 3 NR 6/30/2012
Mosely, Darius DB O'Fallon, IL O'Fallon 5'11", 185 3 3 3
4 6/23/2012
Schmidt, Austin OL Galena, OH Olentangy 6'6", 270 2 2 2 NR 5/5/2012
Smoot, Duwuane DE Groveport, OH Groveport Madison 6'3", 225 3 NR 2 NR 6/26/2012

There was no change in the Illini's 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
Harris, Matt ATH LaGrange, IL Lyons Township N 6'0", 170 NR 3 2 NR 7/12/2012
Joraskie, Eric DE Mount Carmel, PA Mount Carmel Area Jr-Sr 6'4", 260 3 2 3 3 6/19/2012
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
Menifield, Xavier RB Chatsworth, CA Sierra Canyon 5'10", 185 NR NR 2 NR 6/20/2012
Miles-Long, Warren RB Union City, CA James Logan 6'0", 200 3 2 3 NR 6/30/2012
Niswander, Hunter K Peninsula, OH Woodridge 6'5", 210 NR NR NR NR 6/22/2012
North, Brad OL Allen, TX Allen 6'3", 280 3 3 3 3 6/8/2012
Queiro, Kyle ATH Oradell, NJ Bergen Catholic 6'3", 185 3 3 3 3 6/25/2012
Taylor, Jayme TE The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands 6'4", 215 2 3 3 NR 7/12/2012
Walker Jr, Anthony LB Opa Locka, FL Monsignor Pace 6'1", 208 3 3 3 3 7/17/2012
Walsh, Brett LB Monrovia, CA Monrovia 6'2", 205 NR 3 2 NR 7/17/2012
Wilson, Macon WR Houston, TX Kinkaid 6'1", 180 3 NR 2 NR 6/8/2012

The Wildcats picked up two commits from opposite ends of the country today, proving themselves to be one of the most far-flung recruiting staffs in the conference.

WISCONSIN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Biegel, Hayden OL Wisconsin Rapids, WI Lincoln 6'6", 240 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/17/2012
Dooley, Garret LB Rochester, IL Rochester 6'2", 215 3 3 3 4 2/27/2012
Keeler, Jack OL Barrington, IL Barrington 6'7", 285 3 3 3 4 5/3/2012
Latham, Darius DT Indianapolis, IN North Central 6'5", 275 4 4 4 4 7/3/2012
Miller, Matt OL Perrysburg, OH St John's 6'5", 260 3 3 3 3 6/27/2012
Obasih, Chikwe DE Brookfield, WI Central 6'3", 240 4 4 3 NR 4/29/2012
Peavy, Jazz WR Kenosha, WI Tremper 6'1", 175 3 NR NR NR 6/17/2012
Ramesh, Austin RB/Ath Eagle River, WI Northland Pines 6'2", 221 3 4
3
3 3/24/2012
Raridon, Sam DT West Des Moines, IA Valley 6'2", 256 3 NR 3 3 6/25/2012
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.

MICHIGAN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Chmura, Dylan TE Waukesha, WI Waukesha West 6'6", 225 NR NR NR NR 6/24/2012
Harris, Jay WR Exton, PA Downington East 5'11", 170 2 stars
3 stars
3 stars
NR 6/25/2012
Hicks, Darian DB Solon, OH Solon 6'0", 175 3 4 3 3 stars 6/20/2012
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
Kilgore, Trey WR Cincinnati, OH St Xavier 6'2", 183 3 3 3 NR 6/25/2012
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.

PURDUE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Cothren, Parker OT Hazel Green, AL Hazel Green 6'5", 255 NR 2 stars 2 stars NR 7/17/2012
Etling, Danny QB Terre Haute, IN Terre Haute South Vigo School 6'3", 210 4 stars 3 3 NR 4/17/2012
Gregory, Randy DE Yuma, AZ Arizona Western CC 6'6", 230 3 NR NR NR 5/9/2012
Norwood, Myles WR Arlington, TX Grace Prep 6'2", 175 2 3 NR NR 7/17/2012
Replogle, Jake DE Centerville, OH Centerville 6'4", 230 NR 3 2 NR 6/29/2012
Strauser, John ATH Champaign, IL High School of St Thomas More 6'4", 235 NR NR 2 NR 6/25/2012
Thompson, Johnny LB Winder, GA Apalachee 6'2", 210 NR NR 3 NR 7/20/2012
Yancey, David ATH Saint John, IN Lake Central 5'11", 200 3 3 2 NR 6/23/2012

The Boilermakers picked up three commits this week, the most of any Big Ten program in that time frame.

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
Hinojosa, Jordan DT Coffeyville, KS Coffeyville CC 6'2", 295 NR 3 2 NR 6/18/2012
Mayes, Alex OT Van Alstyne, TX Van Alstyne 6'6", 275 3 3 3 3 stars 6/18/2012
Salzwedel, Owen DE Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam 6'6", 235 NR 3 3 NR 6/21/2012
Streveler, Chris QB Woodstock, IL Marian Central Catholic 6'2", 190 NR 3 2 NR 6/22/2012
Wipson, Chris LB Wayzata, MN Wayzata 6'2", 220 2 NR 2 NR 7/8/2012

The Golden Gophers picked up a commit from JuCo transfer Hinojosa this week.

INDIANA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Dougherty, Patrick DE Aurora, OH Aurora 6'5", 250 NR 2 stars 2 stars NR 7/7/2012
Friend, Danny TE Morris, IL Morris 6'5", 240 3 stars 3 3 3 stars 7/12/2012
Griffith, Isaac WR Fort Wayne, IN Homestead 6'0", 185 3 3 2 3 6/11/2012
Jansen, Evan TE Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'5", 240 3 3 2 NR 7/3/2012

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


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