State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 3.13.13

Oh, Indiana...

Just more proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same: Indiana is once again the only Big Ten school (current and future) without a 2014 commit.

Never change, Hoosiers. Never change (because some of our readers have shirts that may become obsolete).

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking 247 team rank Scout team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Ohio State 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 10 8 1
Michigan 4 4.0 3.75 4.0 12 9 2
Wisconsin 4 4.0 3.75 3.25 20 11 3
Iowa 2 4.0 4.0 4.0 30 17 4
Penn State 3 NR 3.0 3.0 23 28 5
Michigan State 2 4.0 4.0 3.0 33 27 6
Rutgers 4 NR 3.0 3.0 26 37 7
Minnesota 1 4.0 4.0 4.0 43 34 8
Illinois 2 NR 3.0 3.0 40 48 9
Northwestern 1 NR 4.0 3.0 50 46 10
Maryland 1 NR 2.0 NR 60 49 11
Nebraska 1 NR 3.0 NR 56 NR 12
Purdue 1 NR 3.0 NR 57 NR 13
Indiana 0 NR NR NR NR NR 14

Not much changed in the past week, though there was some reorganization in the rankings due to updates from the 247 and Scout teams (Rivals still doesn't have their overall class rankings done yet, and ESPN still doesn't have their player rankings).

OHIO STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Campbell, Parris RB Akron, OH St Vincent-St Mary 6'1", 181 NR 4 stars NR NR 2/10/2013
Jones, Marcelys OL Cleveland, OH Glenville Academic Campus 6'4", 325 NR 4 NR NR 12/25/2012
Trout, Kyle OL Lancaster, OH Lancaster 6'6", 280 4 stars 4 4 stars WL 2/10/2013
Webb, Damon DB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'0", 175 4 4 4 WL 1/13/2013

There was no change in the Buckeyes' class this week, though they did jump Michigan in the standings.

MICHIGAN

Name Position Hometown High School

Height/Weight

Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Cole, Mason OL Tarpon Springs, FL East Lake 6'5", 275 4 stars
4 stars
4 stars
WL
2/25/2013
Ferns, Michael LB Saint Clairsville, OH Saint Clairsville 6'3", 235 4 4 4 WL 8/9/2012
Mone, Bryan DT Salt Lake City, UT Highland 6'4", 315 4 4 4 WL 2/12/2013
Speight, Wilton QB Richmond, VA The Collegiate School 6'6", 217 NR 3 NR WL 2/6/2013

There was no change in the Wolverines' class this week, though they fell one--it's gonna be one of those years, huh?

WISCONSIN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Evans, Craig DT Sun Prairie, WI Sun Prairie 6'3", 350 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars WL 3/3/2013
Gault, Jaden OL Morona Grove, WI Morona Grove 6'6", 281 4 4 3 WL 8/18/2012
Panos, George OL Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6'5", 290 NR 4 3 NR 4/28/2012
Sheehy, Conor DE Milwaukee, WI Marquette University 6'4", 255 NR 3 4 NR 9/5/2012

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

IOWA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight
Rivals grade
247 grade Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Pierschbacher, Ross OL Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Falls 6'4", 275 4 stars
4 stars
4 stars WL 1/12/2013
Scheel, Jay ATH LaPorte City, IA Union 6'1", 170 4
4
NR WL 1/20/2013

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

PENN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Allen, Mark RB Hyattsville, MD DeMatha 5'7", 185 NR 3 stars NR NR 10/16/2012
Reeder, Troy LB Wilmington, DE Salesianum School 6'3", 232 NR 3 3 stars NR 2/26/2013
Scott, Nick ATH Fairfax, VA Fairfax 5'11", 180 NR 3 NR NR 2/23/2013

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
Bullough, Byron LB Traverse City, MI St Francis Catholic 6'2", 195 NR NR 3 stars WL 8/9/2012
Drake, Deon LB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'1", 215 4 stars 4 stars 3 WL 9/23/2012

The Spartans already have a decommit this year (obligatory SPARTY NOOOOOO).

RUTGERS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Gopre, Sidney LB Neward, NJ Weequahic 6'1", 210 NR NR 3 stars NR 3/4/2013
Hampton, Saquan DB Hamilton, NJ Nottingham 6'2", 187 NR NR NR NR 3/7/2013
Hicks, Joshua RB Palmetto, FL Palmetto 5'10", 180 NR 3 stars 3 NR 10/25/2012
Nelson, Justin LB Wayne, NJ DePaul Catholic 6'1", 245 NR 3 3 NR 2/27/2013

The Scarlet Knights picked up another in-state commit this week.

MINNESOTA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Jones, Jeff RB Minneapolis, MN Washburn 6'0", 190 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars WL 2/2/2013

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

ILLINOIS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade
247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Allegretti, Nick OL Frankfort, IL Lincoln Way East 6'4", 280 NR 3 stars 3 stars NR 3/11/2013
Odenigbo, Tito DE Centerville, OH Centerville 6'3", 241 NR NR 3 NR 3/11/2013

The Illini picked up their first two commits of the year this week.

NORTHWESTERN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Thomas, Jordan DB Klein, TX Klein Collins 6'1", 180 NR 4 stars 3 stars NR 12/15/2012

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

MARYLAND

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Cohen, Jared OL Owings Mills, MD McDonogh 6'4", 290 NR 2 stars NR NR 2/18/2013

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

NEBRASKA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Gifford, Luke ATH Lincoln, NE Southeast 6'3", 195 NR 3 stars NR NR 3/11/2013

The Cornhuskers picked up their first 2014 recruit this week.

PURDUE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Garner, Brandon DB Arlington, TX Mansfield Timberview 5'11", 200 NR 3 stars NR NR 1/4/2013

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

INDIANA

The Hoosiers have no 2014 commits.

**editor's note: the "WL" in the ESPN column denotes that they are on the ESPN 150 watchlist. Because ESPN is just like that.

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