State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Roundup 5.1.13

It's been a busy two weeks, with lots of movement and additions throughout the conference...and a big jump for PSU.

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 8 3.5 3.56 3.5 3.88 6 6 8 1
Ohio State 7 3.43 3.86 3.71 3.43 11 9 7 2
Penn State 6 3.17 3.33 3.33 3.6 15 19 16 3
Michigan State 6 3.17 3.5 3.33 3.2 16 20 15 4
Wisconsin 4 3.5 3.75 4.0 3.5 26 25 14 5
Rutgers 8 3.0 2.88 3.0 3.0 26 18 33 6
Northwestern 5 3.25 3.4 3.0 3.5 35 30 37 7
Iowa 3 4.0 3.67 3.5 4.0 40 40 34 8
Minnesota 3 3.5 3.33 3.5 3.0 43 46 35 9
Illinois 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 45 49 44 10
Maryland 2 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 49 63 54 11
Nebraska 1 3.0 3.0 NR NR 64 73 62 12
Purdue 1 2.0 3.0 NR 3.0 NR 75 NR 13
Indiana 0 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 14

Since we've last talked, ESPN released their individual rankings, so we've got those in place. As mentioned above, there's a lot of shuffling going on over the last two weeks, with PSU jumping all the way from #6 up to #3.

Nebraska, surprisingly, still is near the bottom of the conference, with Purdue and (sigh) poor Indiana.

MICHIGAN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Bunting, Ian TE Hinsdale, IL Hinsdale Central 6'6", 210 3 stars 4 stars 3 stars 4 stars 4/23/2013
Bushell-Beatty, Juwan OL Paramus, NJ Paramus Catholic 6'5", 295 3 4 3 4 4/29/2013
Cole, Mason OL Tarpon Springs, FL East Lake 6'5", 275 4
4
4
4 2/25/2013
Ferns, Michael LB Saint Clairsville, OH Saint Clairsville 6'3", 235 4 4 4 4 8/9/2012
Harris, Drake WR Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids Christian 6'4", 180 4 4 4 4 4/14/2013
Mone, Bryan DT Salt Lake City, UT Highland 6'4", 315 4 4 4 4 2/12/2013
Pallante, Brady DT Naples, FL Barron Collier 6'1", 255 NR 2 NR 3 4/5/2013
Speight, Wilton QB Richmond, VA The Collegiate School 6'6", 217 3 3 3 4 2/6/2013
Ways, Maurice WR Beverly Hills, MI Country Day 6'3", 195 3 3 3 NR 4/25/2013

The Wolverines added three commits to their class over the last two weeks, putting them at the top of the conference again.

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 4 stars 4/8/2013
Campbell, Parris RB Akron, OH St Vincent-St Mary 6'1", 181 3 4 4 3 2/10/2013
Hubbard, Sam LB Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'6", 223 3 4 4 3 4/5/2013
Jones, Marcelys OL Cleveland, OH Glenville Academic Campus 6'4", 325 3 4 3 3 12/25/2012
Thompson, Dylan DE Lombard, IL Montini 6'5", 270 3 3 3 4 3/23/2013
Trout, Kyle OL Lancaster, OH Lancaster 6'6", 280 4 4 4 3 2/10/2013
Webb, Damon DB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'0", 175 4 4 4 4 1/13/2013

There was no change in the Buckeyes' class these past two weeks.

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 3 stars 10/16/2012
Apke, Troy WR Mt Lebanon, PA Mt Lebanon 6'2", 175 3 3 4 NR 4/13/2013
Godwin, Chris WR Middletown, DE Middletown 6'2", 192 4 4 4 4 4/23/2013
Reeder, Troy LB Wilmington, DE Salesianum School 6'3", 232 3 3 3 4 2/26/2013
Scott, Nick ATH Fairfax, VA Fairfax 5'11", 180 3 3 3 3 2/23/2013
Thompkins, De'Andre ATH Swansboro, NC Swansboro 5'11", 172 3 4 3 4 4/20/2013

The Nittany Lions picked up two commits this week, another recruit from Delaware and a North Carolina athlete.

MICHIGAN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Allen, Brian OL Hinsdale, IL Hinsdale Central 6'2", 285 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars NR 4/20/2013
Bullough, Byron LB Traverse City, MI St Francis Catholic 6'2", 195 3 3 4 4 stars 8/9/2012
Drake, Deon LB Detroit, MI Cass Tech 6'1", 215 4 4 3 3 9/23/2012
Durkin, Chris QB Youngstown, OH Ursuline 6'4", 216 3 4 4 3 3/28/2013
Gianacakos, Chase OL St Charles, IL St Charles North 6'6", 280 3 3 3 3 4/1/2013
Smith Jr, Enoch DT Chicago, IL Mt Carmel 6'3", 265 3 4 3 3 4/20/2013

The Spartans again added two to their class this week.

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 4 stars 3/3/2013
Gault, Jaden OL Morona Grove, WI Morona Grove 6'6", 281 4 4 4 4 8/18/2012
Panos, George OL Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6'5", 290 3 4 4 3 4/28/2012
Sheehy, Conor DE Milwaukee, WI Marquette University 6'4", 255 3 3 4 3 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 3 stars 3/7/2013
Heeman, Zack OL Flanders, NJ Mt Olive 6'8", 265 NR 3 NR 3 3/15/2013
Hicks, Joshua RB Palmetto, FL Palmetto 5'10", 180 3 3 3 3 10/25/2012
Nelson, Justin LB Wayne, NJ DePaul Catholic 6'1", 245 3 3 3 3 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

There was no change in the Scarlet Knights' class these past two weeks.

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 3 stars 3 stars NR 4/6/2013
Quiero, Cameron LB Oradell, NJ Bergen Catholic 6'1", 210 3 stars 3 3 NR 4/4/2013
Thomas, Jordan DB Klein, TX Klein Collins 6'1", 180 NR 4 3 3 stars 12/15/2012
Thorson, Clayton QB Wheaton, IL Wheaton North 6'4", 197 4 4 3 4 3/17/2013
Vault, Solomon ATH Gaithersburg, MD Gaithersburg 5'10", 190 3 3 NR NR 4/18/2013

The Wildcats got their fifth commit of the 2014 class this week.

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 4 stars 1/12/2013
Scheel, Jay ATH LaPorte City, IA Union 6'1", 170 4
4
3 4 1/20/2013

There was no change in the Hawkeyes' class 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 3 stars 2/2/2013
McKinzy, Dimonic QB Kansas City, KS Wyandotte 6'0", 213 3 3 3 NR 4/27/2013
Richardson, Steve DT Chicago, IL Mt Carmel 5'11", 280 NR 3 NR NR 4/29/2013

The Golden Gophers tripled their 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 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 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 3 3/11/2013

There was no change in the Illini's class these past two weeks.

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 3 stars 2/18/2013
Ulmer, William QB Washington, DC St John's College High 6'1", 190 4 4 3 NR 4/25/2013

The Terrapins added a second commit to their 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 3 stars 3 stars NR NR 3/11/2013

There was no change in the Huskers' class these past two weeks.

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 3 stars 1/4/2013

There was no change in the Boilermakers' class these past two weeks.

INDIANA

The Hoosiers have no 2014 commits.

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