State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 4.17.13

Yikes.

It's been a while; sorry, guys, in case you hadn't noticed--I've been kinda busy.

That being said, let's get right into it, shall we?

Team # of commits Avg Rivals ranking Avg 247 ranking Avg Scout ranking Rivals team rank 247 team rank Scout team rank recruiting rank in B1G
Ohio State 7 3.43 3.86 3.71 9 7 5 1
Michigan 6 3.8 3.5 3.8 10 11 9 2
Wisconsin 4 3.5 3.75 4.0 19 19 13 3
Rutgers 8 3.0 2.88 3.0 19 13 29 4
Michigan State 4 3.25 3.5 3.5 26 27 19 5
Penn State 4 3.0 3.0 3.25 26 28 21 6
Iowa 3 4.0 3.67 3.5 33 32 28 7
Northwestern 4 3.33 3.67 3.0 34 30 31 8
Illinois 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 41 44 49 9
Minnesota 1 4.0 4.0 4.0 48 56 43 10
Maryland 1 3.0 2.0 3.0 58 78 58 11
Nebraska 1 3.0 3.0 NR 62 70 NR 12
Purdue 1 2.0 3.0 NR NR 72 NR 13
Indiana 0 NR NR NR NR NR NR 14

Rivals finally got their team rankings in gear for this week's update, so we've factored that into the overall rankings. As expected, OSU and Michigan still remain at the top, and while newby Rutgers has the largest class so far, they're chock full of guys with few other offers--which might explain their lower overall ranking.

OHIO STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Berger, Kyle LB Cleveland, OH St Ignatius 6'2", 200 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars WL 4/8/2013
Campbell, Parris RB Akron, OH St Vincent-St Mary 6'1", 181 3 4 4 NR 2/10/2013
Hubbard, Sam LB Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'6", 223 3 4 4 NR 4/5/2013
Jones, Marcelys OL Cleveland, OH Glenville Academic Campus 6'4", 325 3 4 3 NR 12/25/2012
Thompson, Dylan DE Lombard, IL Montini 6'5", 270 3 3 3 NR 3/23/2013
Trout, Kyle OL Lancaster, OH Lancaster 6'6", 280 4 4 4 WL 2/10/2013
Webb, Damon DB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'0", 175 4 4 4 WL 1/13/2013

The Buckeyes added two in-state linebackers to their class since last we spoke, including one (Berger) with a Penn State offer.

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
Harris, Drake WR Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids Christian 6'4", 180 4 4 4 WL 4/14/2013
Mone, Bryan DT Salt Lake City, UT Highland 6'4", 315 4 4 4 WL 2/12/2013
Pallante, Brady DT Naples, FL Barron Collier 6'1", 255 NR 2 NR NR 4/5/2013
Speight, Wilton QB Richmond, VA The Collegiate School 6'6", 217 3 3 NR WL 2/6/2013

The Wolverines have added two to their class, including arguably the jewel (so far) of the Big Ten in Harris, who held offers from half of the B1G and more than half of the SEC before picking UM.

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 4 stars WL 3/3/2013
Gault, Jaden OL Morona Grove, WI Morona Grove 6'6", 281 4 4 4 WL 8/18/2012
Panos, George OL Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6'5", 290 3 4 4 NR 4/28/2012
Sheehy, Conor DE Milwaukee, WI Marquette University 6'4", 255 3 3 4 NR 9/5/2012

There was no change in the Badgers' class.

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 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 3/4/2013
Hampton, Saquan DB Hamilton, NJ Nottingham 6'2", 187 NR 2 NR NR 3/7/2013
Heeman, Zack OL Flanders, NJ Mt Olive 6'8", 265 NR 3 NR NR 3/15/2013
Hicks, Joshua RB Palmetto, FL Palmetto 5'10", 180 3 3 3 NR 10/25/2012
Nelson, Justin LB Wayne, NJ DePaul Catholic 6'1", 245 3 3 3 NR 2/27/2013
Njoku, David WR Cedar Grove, NJ Cedar Grove 6'4", 207 3 3 3 NR 4/9/2013
Webb, Jacquis OL Rochester, NY Gates Chili 6'5", 310 NR 3 NR NR 4/6/2013
Wiegers, Tyler QB Detroit, MI Country Day 6'4", 197 3 3 3 NR 4/9/2013

The Scarlet Knights picked up three more commits, who had a total of seven other offers combined.

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 3 stars NR 3 stars WL 8/9/2012
Drake, Deon LB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'1", 215 4 4 stars 3 WL 9/23/2012
Durkin, Chris QB Youngstown, OH Ursuline 6'4", 216 3 4 4 WL 3/28/2013
Gianacakos, Chase OL St Charles, IL St Charles North 6'6", 280 3 3 3 NR 4/1/2013

The Spartans added two to their 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 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 10/16/2012
Apke, Troy WR Mt Lebanon, PA Mt Lebanon 6'2", 175 3 3 4 NR 4/13/2013
Reeder, Troy LB Wilmington, DE Salesianum School 6'3", 232 3 3 3 NR 2/26/2013
Scott, Nick ATH Fairfax, VA Fairfax 5'11", 180 3 3 3 NR 2/23/2013

The Nittany Lions picked up one recruit, their first from inside the commonwealth.

IOWA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight
Rivals grade
247 grade Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
LeGrand, Lucas OL Dubuque, IA Dubuque Senior 6'5", 260 NR 3 stars NR NR 4/3/2013
Pierschbacher, Ross OL Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Falls 6'4", 275 4 stars
4
4 stars WL 1/12/2013
Scheel, Jay ATH LaPorte City, IA Union 6'1", 170 4
4
3 WL 1/20/2013

The Hawkeyes added another instate lineman to their class.

NORTHWESTERN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Oxley, Ben OL Avon Lake, OH Avon Lake 6'6", 260 NR NR 3 stars NR 4/6/2013
Quiero, Cameron LB Oradell, NJ Bergen Catholic 6'1", 210 3 stars 3 stars 3 NR 4/4/2013
Thomas, Jordan DB Klein, TX Klein Collins 6'1", 180 NR 4 stars 3 stars NR 12/15/2012
Thorson, Clayton QB Wheaton, IL Wheaton North 6'4", 197 4 stars 4 3 WL 3/17/2013

The Wildcats added a pair of commits to their 2014 class.

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 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 3/11/2013
Dudek, Mike WR Naperville, IL Neuqua Valley 5'11", 175 3 3 3 NR 4/3/2013
Odenigbo, Tito DE Centerville, OH Centerville 6'3", 241 3 3 3 NR 3/11/2013

The Illini added a third commit to their class.

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.

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 3 stars 2 stars 3 stars NR 2/18/2013

There was no change in the Terrapins' class.

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 3 stars 3 stars NR NR 3/11/2013

There was no change in the Huskers' class.

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 2 stars 3 stars NR NR 1/4/2013

There was no change in the Boilermakers' class.

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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