State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Roundup 6.26.13

This comes to you later than I'd like solely because HOLY CRAP THE CONFERENCE IS ON FIYAH.

The conference as a whole added approximately a bajillion commits these past two weeks (with everyone save PSU and Michigan nabbing at least one), so let's get right on it.

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 12 3.42 3.67 3.73 3.92 11 5 6 1
Ohio State 13 3.23 3.75 3.54 3.55 10 9 5 2
Penn State 11 3.09 3.36 3.27 3.36 23 23 18 3
Michigan State 12 3.0 3.4 3.27 3.3 25 26 17 4
Northwestern 12 3.17 3.33 3.2 3.33 26 24 22 5
Rutgers 17 2.53 2.87 2.93 3.0 21 25 27 6
Wisconsin 9 3.13 3.43 3.5 3.25 34 33 21 7
Iowa 8 3.13 3.5 3.14 3.4 41 45 30 8
Nebraska 9 2.78 2.78 2.67 3.33 38 44 44 9
Minnesota 5 3.0 3.2 3.4 2.8 59 63 38 10
Illinois 8 2.57 2.8 2.83 3.0 61 62 60 11
Maryland 7 3.0 2.83 2.7 3.4 61 66 68 12
Purdue 5 2.33 2.83 2.7 3.0 78 76 66 13
Indiana 6 2.5 2.75 2.67 3.0 72 81 77 14

Finally, Nebraska! The Huskers climb out of the doldrums of the conference, clocking it an #9 this week. There wasn't much movement at the top, with Michigan still narrowly edging out OSU and PSU leading the pack of essentially, at this point, second tier classes.

MSU did jump their Chicago and Jersey counterparts this week, and the two schools from Indiana flip flopped, but aside from that, despite the insane number of commits this week, there wasn't a whole heckuva lot of movement on the board.

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
Marshall, Lawrence DE Southfield, MI Southfield 6'4", 205 3 4 4 4 5/11/2013
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 2 2 NR 3 4/5/2013
Peppers, Jabrill DB Paramus, NJ Paramus, NJ 6'1", 210 5 5 5 5 5/26/2013
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 4 4/25/2013
Winovich, Chase LB Jefferson Hills, PA Thomas Jefferson 6'3", 216 3 3 4 3 6/1/2013

The Wolverines had no new commits these past two weeks.

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
Booker, Dante LB Akron, OH St Vincent-St Mary 6'3", 210 4 4 4 4 5/23/2013
Campbell, Parris RB Akron, OH St Vincent-St Mary 6'1", 181 3 4 4 3 2/10/2013
Collier, Stephen QB Leesburg, GA Lee County 6'3", 206 2 3 3 3 6/21/2013
Holmes, Jalyn DE Norfolk, VA Lake Taylor 6'5", 235 4 4 4 4 6/20/2013
Hubbard, Sam LB Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'6", 223 3 4 4 3 4/5/2013
Johnson, Lonnie ATH Gary, IN West Side 6'3", 180 3 4 3 4 5/12/2013
Jones, Marcelys OL Cleveland, OH Glenville Academic Campus 6'4", 325 3 4 3 3 12/25/2012
McLaurin, Terry WR Indianapolis, IN Cathedral 6'0", 175 3 3 3 NR 6/23/2013
Neurnberger, Sean K Buckner, KY Oldham County 6'2", 230 2 NR 3 NR 6/11/2013
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

The Buckeyes got three new commits this period, including Holmes--who held an offer from Penn State and hails from prime LJ recruiting territory.

PENN STATE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Allen, Marcus DB Upper Marlboro, MD Wise 6'1", 187 3 stars 4 stars 4 stars 3 stars 5/10/2013
Allen, Mark RB Hyattsville, MD DeMatha 5'7", 185 3 3 3 3 10/16/2012
Apke, Troy WR Mt Lebanon, PA Mt Lebanon 6'2", 175 3 3 4 3 4/13/2013
Beh, Noah DE Scranton, PA Scranton Prep 6'7", 245 3 3 3 3 6/2/2013
Godwin, Chris WR Middletown, DE Middletown 6'2", 192 4 4 4 4 4/23/2013
O'Connor, Michael QB Bradenton, FL IMG Academy 6'5", 223 4 4 3 4 6/8/2013
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
Wangler, Jared LB Warren, MI De La Salle 6'2", 215 2 3 3 3 5/10/2013
Worley, Daquan DB Coatesville, PA Coatesville Area Senior 5'10", 175 3 3 3 3 5/3/2013

The Nittany Lions had no new commits these past two weeks.

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 4 stars 4/20/2013
Beedle, David DB Clarkston, MI Clarkston 6'5", 278 3 NR 3 NR 6/21/2013
Bullough, Byron LB Traverse City, MI St Francis Catholic 6'2", 195 3 3 4 4 8/9/2012
Copeland, Vayante RB Dayton, OH Thurgood Marshall 5'11", 186 3 3 4 3 6/16/2013
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
Frey, Chris LB Upper Arlington, OH Upper Arlington 6'0", 208 3 3 3 3 5/15/2013
Gianacakos, Chase OL St Charles, IL St Charles North 6'6", 280 3 3 3 3 4/1/2013
Owens, Gerald RB Westville, NJ West Deptford 6'1", 266 3 4 3 4 6/21/2013
Smith Jr, Enoch DT Chicago, IL Mt Carmel 6'3", 265 3 4 3 3 4/20/2013
Sokol, Matt TE Rochester, MI Adams 6'5", 226 3 3 3 3 5/13/2013
Watts-Jackson, Jalen DB Orchard Lake, MI St Mary's 5'11", 175 2 NR NR NR 6/19/2013

The Spartans added four to their class this week, vaulting them ahead of Northwestern and Rutgers.

NORTHWESTERN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Anderson, Auston RB Plano, TX West 5'9", 180 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 5/9/2013
Doles, Tommy OL Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids Christian 6'5", 240 3 3 3 3 5/3/2013
Hall, Nate WR Sylvania, OH Sylvania Southview 6'2", 201 2 3 NR 3 6/17/2013
Hance, Blake OL Jacksonville, IL Jacksonville 6'6", 260 3 3 3 3 5/16/2013
Jackson, Justin RB Carol Stream, IL Glenbard North 5'11", 180 4 4 4 4 5/14/2013
Oxley, Ben OL Avon Lake, OH Avon Lake 6'6", 260 3 3 3 3 4/6/2013
Quiero, Cameron LB Oradell, NJ Bergen Catholic 6'1", 210 3 3 3 3 4/4/2013
Thomas, Jordan DB Klein, TX Klein Collins 6'1", 180 3 4 3 3 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 4 4/18/2013
Watkins, Dareian ATH Galion, OH Galion 6'2", 192 4 4 4 4 5/6/2013
Wyatt, Fred DT Lawrence, KS Free State 6'4", 250 3 3 3 3 5/28/2013

The Wildcats added an Ohio wide receiver this week, and a number of their commits received ratings from ESPN.

RUTGERS

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Bedell, Donald DE Rumson, NJ Fair Haven 6'4", 229 2 stars 3 stars NR NR 6/20/2013
Behr, George TE Woodbury, MN East Ridge 6'5", 230 2 NR 2 stars 2 stars 6/14/2013
Gopre, Sidney LB Neward, NJ Weequahic 6'1", 210 3 3 3 3 3/4/2013
Hampton, Saquan DB Hamilton, NJ Nottingham 6'2", 187 2 2 3 3 3/7/2013
Heeman, Zack OL Flanders, NJ Mt Olive 6'8", 265 2 3 3 3 3/15/2013
Herron, Justin OL Potomac, MD Bullis School 6'5", 285 2 3 3 3 5/16/2013
Hicks, Joshua RB Palmetto, FL Palmetto 5'10", 180 3 3 3 3 10/25/2012
Kraut, Jacob RB Neptune Beach, FL Fletcher 5'11", 240 3 2 3 3 6/20/2013
Lister, Logan TE Katy, TX Katy 6'5", 240 3 3 3 3 6/16/2013
Lott, Kamren DB Jacksonville, FL First Coast 5'10", 180 3 3 3 3 5/23/2013
Martin, Robert RB Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg 6'0", 191 3 3 3 3 6/14/2013
Mokwuah, Pete DT Staten Island, NY St Joseph By The Sea 6'5", 305 2 3 3 3 5/1/2013
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 3 4/9/2013
Russell, Brandon LB Fort Lauderdale, FL University School 6'1", 205 2 NR NR NR 6/19/2013
Webb, Jacquis OL Rochester, NY Gates Chili 6'5", 310 2 3 3 3 4/6/2013
Wiegers, Tyler QB Detroit, MI Country Day 6'4", 197 3 3 3 3 4/9/2013

The Scarlet Knights have had a crazy good second half of June, picking up six (!!) new commits in the past two weeks, including PA native (and one-time PSU target) Martin.

WISCONSIN

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Cizauskas, Dominic LB Mukwonago, WI Mukwonago 6'1", 250 NR NR NR NR 6/19/2013
Deal, Taiwan RB Hyattsville, MD DeMatha 6'2", 225 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/25/2013
Deiter, Michael OL Genoa, OH Genoa Area 6'5", 295 3 NR 3 3 6/24/2013
Evans, Craig DT Sun Prairie, WI Sun Prairie 6'3", 350 4 4 4 4 3/3/2013
Gault, Jaden OL Morona Grove, WI Morona Grove 6'6", 281 4 4 4 4 8/18/2012
Hirschfeld, Billy DE Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6'6", 269 3 4 3 3 5/15/2013
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
Tolutau, Ula ATH Salt Lake City, UT East 6'1", 230 2 2 3 3 5/16/2013

The Badgers added three new commits this past week.

IOWA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight
Rivals grade
247 grade Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Hilliard, CJ RB Cincinnati, OH St Xavier 5'11", 185 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/6/2013
Jones, Jyaz DB Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff 6'1", 180 2 4 3 NR 6/14/2013
LeGrand, Lucas OL Dubuque, IA Dubuque Senior 6'5", 260 3 3 3 NR 4/3/2013
Outsey, Jameer LB Somerset, NJ Franklin 6'3", 210 3 NR NR NR 6/21/2013
Pierschbacher, Ross OL Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Falls 6'4", 275 4
4
4 4 stars 1/12/2013
Render, Keegan OL Indianola, IA Indianola 6'3", 310 3 NR 3 NR 6/22/2013
Scheel, Jay ATH LaPorte City, IA Union 6'1", 170 4
4
3 4 1/20/2013
Truitt, Omar ATH Washington, DC St John's College High 5'11", 185 3 3 3 3 6/3/2013

The Hawkeyes added three these past few weeks, only one in-state; their previous commits all picked up ratings from ESPN as well.

NEBRASKA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Brown, Drew K Carroll, TX Carroll 5'10", 170 2 stars 2 stars 2 stars NR 6/7/2013
Darlington, Zack QB Apopka, FL Apopka 6'1", 205 3 3 3 4 stars 6/14/2013
Farmer, Tanner OL Highland, IL Highland 6'4", 300 3 3 3 3 6/11/2013
Foster, DJ OL Lincoln, NE Southeast 6'3", 312 3 3 3 4 6/15/2013
Gifford, Luke ATH Lincoln, NE Southeast 6'3", 195 3 3 3 3 3/11/2013
Hall, Jason DB Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie 6'2", 190 3 3 3 3 5/8/2013
Mosley, Trai DB Pflugerville, TX Hendrickson 5'10", 171 2 2 2 NR 6/14/2013
Pierson-El, Demornay ATH Alexandria, VA West Potomac 5'9", 174 3 3 3 3 6/15/2013
Stoltenberg, Mick DE Gretna, NE Gretna 6'5", 250 3 3 2 NR 6/15/2013

The Huskers started looking more like the traditional powerhouse they are, adding five commits these past few weeks.

MINNESOTA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade
Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Elmore, Gaelin TE Somerset, WI Somerset 6'5", 238 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/16/2013
Jones, Jeff RB Minneapolis, MN Washburn 6'0", 190 4 4 4 3 2/2/2013
Mayes, Connor OL Van Alstyne, TX Van Alstyne 6'5", 330 3 3 4 3 6/17/2013
McKinzy, Dimonic QB Kansas City, KS Wyandotte 6'0", 213 3 3 3 3 4/27/2013
Richardson, Steve DT Chicago, IL Mt Carmel 5'11", 280 2 3 3 2 4/29/2013

The Golden Gophers picked up two, including highly touted lineman Mayes--who held offers from nine of the ten Big Twelve schools.

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
Crouch, Chayce QB Newark, OH Newark Catholic 6'4", 215 3 3 3 3 5/2/2013
Dudek, Mike WR Naperville, IL Neuqua Valley 5'11", 175 3 3 3 3 4/3/2013
Kanteman, Trevor TE Woodland Hills, CA Pierce College 6'4", 238 NR NR NR NR 5/22/2013
McGrew, Henry LB Stilwell, KS Blue Valley 6'3",237 2 2 2 3 6/18/2013
Odenigbo, Tito DE Centerville, OH Centerville 6'3", 241 3 3 3 3 3/11/2013
Roberts, Austin LB Rice Lake, WI Rice Lake 6'3",226 2 NR NR 3 6/13/2013
Turner, Malik WR Springfield, IL Sacred Heart 6'2", 200 2 NR 3 NR 6/24/2013

The Illini got commitments from three recruits, but still fell in the rankings. Because, Illolni?

MARYLAND

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Burke, Tyler LB Coatesville, PA Coatesville Area Senior 6'4", 240 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/25/2013
Cohen, Jared OL Owings Mills, MD McDonogh 6'4", 290 3 3 3 3 2/18/2013
Gray, Andrew TE Chardon, OH Chardon 6'4", 215 3 2 2 3 6/15/2013
Kulka, Brett DE Edinboro, PA General McLane 6'5", 230 NR NR NR NR 6/24/2013
Thomas, Johnathan RB Danvers, MA St John's Prep 5'11", 215 3 3 3 4 5/9/2013
Shaw, David DT Spring Grove, PA Spring Grove 6'5", 276 2 2 2 NR 6/2/2013
Ulmer, William QB Washington, DC St John's College High 6'1", 190 4 4 3 4 4/25/2013

The Terrapins added three new commits through early evening 6/25, with reports of two new that evening (who will be factored in in the next update).

PURDUE

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Barron, Kirk OL Mishawaka, IN Marian 6'2", 294 2 stars 3 stars 3 stars 3 stars 6/15/2013
Blough, David QB Carrollton, TX Creekview 6'1", 187 3 3 3 3 6/15/2013
Garner, Brandon DB Arlington, TX Mansfield Timberview 5'11", 200 2 3 NR 3 1/4/2013
Hart, Trae ATH Dallas, TX First Baptist Academy 5'10", 155 2 3 3 3 5/3/2013
Phillips, Gregory WR Lithonia, GA Arabia Mountain 5'11", 180 2 2 2 3 6/24/2013
Ward, Denzel OL Bradenton, FL IMG Academy 6'9", 285 3 3 3 3 6/21/2013

The Boilermakers picked up four new commits these past few weeks, including a current teammate of PSU commit O'Connor.

INDIANA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Baker, Delroy OL Ocala, FL West Port 6'6", 275 3 stars 3 stars NR 3 stars 6/21/2013
Barwick, Michael DT Cincinnati, OH Summit Country Day 6'0", 291 3 3 3 stars 3 6/2/2013
Diamont, Alexander QB Los Angeles, CA Venice 6'2", 170 2 NR NR NR 6/12/2013
Herron, DeAndre OL Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Western CC 6'5", 325 3 3 3 NR 6/8/2013
Martin, Wes OL West Milton, OH Milton Union 6'3", 295 2 2 2 NR 6/17/2013
Yarbary, Willie DE Augusta, GA Richmond Academy 6'2", 270 2 NR NR NR 6/19/2013

The Hoosiers tripled their class these past few weeks.

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