State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Roundup 7.23.2013

Much ado about not much this week.

Not a lot of additions over the past two weeks, and, subsequently, not a lot of movement on the conference’s big board.

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 15 3.4 3.47 3.53 3.92 12 9 10 1
Ohio State 14 3.29 3.77 3.57 3.5 15 10 8 2
Rutgers 20 2.65 3.0 2.9 3.11 18 20 21 3
Penn State 13 3.15 3.31 3.31 3.38 23 21 16 4
Michigan State 13 3.0 3.36 3.15 3.23 25 24 19 5
Northwestern 13 3.08 3.31 3.0 3.31 27 27 26 6
Wisconsin 11 3.09 3.5 3.18 3.27 32 34 23 7
Iowa 12 2.91 3.11 2.83 3.25 46 37 34 8
Nebraska 11 2.82 2.82 2.64 3.3 40 46 50 9
Minnesota 6 3.0 3.17 3.33 2.8 65 69 45 10
Illinois 9 2.67 2.71 2.67 3.0 62 62 58 11
Indiana 10 2.56 2.75 2.63 3.0 62 65 73 12
Maryland 8 2.86 2.86 2.5 3.33 68 72 65 13
Purdue 8 2.57 2.75 2.86 3.0 78 76 64 14

After having easily the best two weeks in the Big Ten, Indiana hopped over Maryland and Purdue to find itself out of the bottom again. The only other real movement came with Minnesota, who flip flopped with Illinois, as most of the teams in the conference didn’t gain or lose any commits since last we spoke.

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
Canteen, Freddy WR Elkton, MD Eastern Christian Academy 6'3", 170 4 3 3 NR 6/29/2013
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
Furbush, Noah LB Kenton, OH Kenton 6'4", 229 3 3 3 4 7/1/2013
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 3 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
Watson, Brandon DB Elkton, MD Eastern Christian Academy 5'11", 185 3 2 3 NR 6/29/2013
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

There was no change in the Wolverines’ class 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, Jamarco OL Chicago, IL De La Salle 6'5", 295 4 4 4 4 6/27/2013
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 3 6/23/2013
Neurnberger, Sean K Buckner, KY Oldham County 6'2", 230 2 NR 3 3 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

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

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 2 stars NR 6/20/2013
Behr, George TE Woodbury, MN East Ridge 6'5", 230 2 NR 2 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
Hester, Kiy DB Wayne, NJ De Paul Catholic 6'0", 201 4 4 4 4 6/28/2013
Hicks, Joshua RB Palmetto, FL Palmetto 5'10", 180 3 3 3 3 10/25/2012
Hogan, Joshua DE Franklin Lakes, NJ Ramapo 6'5", 225 2 NR 3 3 6/28/2013
Jennings, Adonis WR Sicklerville, NJ Timber Creek 6'3", 190 4 4 3 4 6/26/2013
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 2 3 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

There was no change in the Scarlet Knights’ 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, 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
Vincent Jr, Troy DB Baltimore, MD Gilman School 5'10", 181 4 3 4 4 6/26/2013
Wangler, Jared LB Warren, MI De La Salle 6'2", 215 2 3 3 3 5/10/2013
White, Antoine DT Milville, NJ Milville 6'2", 267 3 3 3 3 7/1/2013
Worley, Daquan DB Coatesville, PA Coatesville Area Senior 5'10", 175 3 3 3 3 5/3/2013

There was no change in the Nittany Lions’ class 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 3 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
Morrissey, Matt DB Lincolnshire, IL Stevenson 6’3", 185 3 3 3 3 7/15/2013
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 2 3 6/19/2013

The Spartans picked up a commit from Illinois this week who also had Wisconsin in his top two.

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 2 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 2 4 4/18/2013
Watkins, Dareian ATH Galion, OH Galion 6'2", 192 4 4 4 4 5/6/2013
Westerfield, Noah LB Frisco, TX Wakeland 6'3", 220 2 3 3 3 7/8/2013
Wyatt, Fred DT Lawrence, KS Free State 6'4", 250 3 3 3 3 5/28/2013

There were no changes in the Wildcats’ class these past two weeks.

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 3 stars NR 2 stars 3 stars 6/19/2013
Deal, Taiwan RB Hyattsville, MD DeMatha 6'2", 225 3 3 stars 3 3 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
Gillins, DJ QB Jacksonville, FL Ribault 6'3", 185 4 4 3 4 7/8/2013
Hirschfeld, Billy DE Hartland, WI Arrowhead 6'6", 269 3 4 3 3 5/15/2013
Hudson, Austin DB Tampa, FL Plant 6'2", 188 2 NR 2 3 6/27/2013
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

There were no changes in the Badgers’ class these past two weeks.

IOWA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight
Rivals grade
247 grade Scout grade
ESPN grade
Date Committed
Ellis, Mick K Lucas, TX Lovejoy 5'10", 182 NR NR 3 stars 3 stars 7/8/2013
Harris, Terrence DE Paramus, NJ Paramus Catholic 6’2", 240 2 stars 2 stars 2 NR 7/16/2013
Hilliard, CJ RB Cincinnati, OH St Xavier 5'11", 185 3 3 3 3 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 3 4/3/2013
Nelson, Matt TE Cedar Rapids, IA Xavier High School 6'7", 249 3 3 3 NR 6/27/2013
Niemann, Ben ATH Sycamore, IL Sycamore 6’3", 185 2 2 2 NR 7/20/2013
Outsey, Jameer LB Somerset, NJ Franklin 6'3", 210 3 NR 2 3 6/21/2013
Pierschbacher, Ross OL Cedar Falls, IA Cedar Falls 6'4", 275 4 4 4 4 1/12/2013
Render, Keegan OL Indianola, IA Indianola 6'3", 310 3 NR 3 3 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 picked up two new commits these past two weeks.

NEBRASKA

Name Position Hometown High School Height/Weight Rivals grade 247 grade Scout grade ESPN grade Date Committed
Akinmoladun, Freedom ATH Grandview, MO Grandview 6'4", 240 3 stars 3 stars 2 stars NR 7/4/2013
Brown, Drew K Carroll, TX Carroll 5'10", 170 2 2 3 3 stars 6/7/2013
Darlington, Zack QB Apopka, FL Apopka 6'1", 205 3 3 3 4 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
Harrison, Monte WR Lee's Summit, MO Lee's Summit West 6'3", 200 4 3 3 4 7/4/2013
Mosley, Trai DB Pflugerville, TX Hendrickson 5'10", 171 2 2 2 3 6/14/2013
Pierson-El, Demornay ATH Alexandria, VA West Potomac 5'9", 174 3 3 3 3 6/15/2013
Stewart, Larenzo RB Klein, TX Klein Oak 5'6", 165 2 3 2 3 7/5/2013
Stoltenberg, Mick DE Gretna, NE Gretna 6'5", 250 3 3 2 3 6/15/2013

There was no change in the Huskers’ class these past two 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
Stelter, Andrew DE Owatonna, MN Owatonna 6’4", 250 3 3 3 NR 7/20/2013

The Golden Gophers added a commit that had offers from multiple Ivy League schools before staying in-state.

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
Domer, Matt RB Chicago, IL Mount Carmel 6'0", 180 3 3 3 3 7/2/2013
Dudek, Mike WR Naperville, IL Neuqua Valley 5'11", 175 3 3 3 3 4/3/2013
Hylton, Julian ATH Frankfort, IL Lincoln Way North 6’1", 190 3 2 2 3 7/9/2013
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 2 3 6/13/2013
Turner, Malik WR Springfield, IL Sacred Heart 6'2", 200 2 NR 3 3 6/24/2013

The Illini picked up a commitment from an in-state athlete.

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 2 stars 3 stars 6/21/2013
Barwick, Michael DT Cincinnati, OH Summit Country Day 6'0", 291 3 3 3 3 6/2/2013
Carovillano, Nick DE Cincinnati, OH St Xavier 6’4", 245 3 3 3 3 7/19/2013
Clark, Donovan DB Fort Wayne, IN South Side 5'11", 171 3 3 3 NR 7/2/2013
Conyers, Jermane DE Rossville, GA Ridgeland 6’3", 290 2 3 NR NR 7/19/2013
Diamont, Alexander QB Los Angeles, CA Venice 6'2", 170 2 NR NR 3 6/12/2013
Harris, J-Shun WR Fishers, IN Fishers 5’8", 165 NR 2 3 NR 7/10/2013
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 3 6/17/2013
Yarbary, Willie DE Augusta, GA Richmond Academy 6'2", 270 2 NR 2 NR 6/19/2013

The Hoosiers picked up commitments from three players these past few weeks.

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 2 NR 6/24/2013
Moore, Brendan OL Austin, TX Westwood 6'4", 270 2 3 2 3 6/25/2013
Shaw, David DT Spring Grove, PA Spring Grove 6'5", 276 2 2 2 NR 6/2/2013
Thomas, Johnathan RB Danvers, MA St John's Prep 5'11", 215 3 3 3 4 5/9/2013
Ulmer, William QB Washington, DC St John's College High 6'1", 190 4 4 3 4 4/25/2013

There was no change in the Terrapins’ class these past two weeks.

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
McGehee, Austin K Pine Bluff, AR Pine Bluff 6'1", 200 NR 2 3 3 6/28/2013
Phillips, Gregory WR Lithonia, GA Arabia Mountain 5'11", 180 2 2 2 3 6/24/2013
Robinson, Gelen DE St John, IN Lake Central 6'1", 231 4 3 3 NR 6/24/2013
Ward, Denzel OL Bradenton, FL IMG Academy 6'9", 285 3 3 3 3 6/21/2013

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

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