January 29, 2013

Spartans rank near top of conference

Rating Per Recruit:

  • Ohio State: 3.64

    Ohio State is at their usual spot. Meyer is recruiting well, but did anyone expect any difference. Recruiting well at Ohio State is like saying Sam Cassell is ugly.

  • Michigan: 3.63

    Coach Hoke has recruited well at Michigan, but so did Rich Rodriguez. The difference is Hoke's classes looks much more like a typical Big Ten class than one made for the Big West.

  • Nebraska: 3.19

    The Cornhusker took a hit this week when 4-star top 250 recruit Marcus McWilson flipped to Kentucky. Speedster Terrell Newberry of California could be the next great Husker RB.

  • Michigan State: 3.11

    Coach Dantonio's class is led by an impressive LB tandem of Jon Reschke and Shane Jones. Fast rising quarterback Damion Terry is one of fastest rising prospect in the nation

  • Penn State: 3.0

    Credit Coach O'Brien with signing a decent class despite the black cloud. The class is led by 5-star quarterback Christian Hackenberg and top 100 tight end Adam Breneman.

  • Iowa: 3.0

    Coach Ferentz has quietly put together a solid class despite the team struggling. Iowa always seems to steal a committed MAC recruit late who turns out to be pretty good, could Desmond King be that player?

  • Indiana: 2.95

    The Hoosiers have four 4-star commitments which is more than they have had in the past decade combined. DT Darius Lathem was wanted by top BCS programs from coast to coast.

  • Maryland: 2.95)

    The Terps class is propped up due to 5-star JUCO WR Deon Long. Unfortunately they have zero commitments from the top 10 players I the state of Maryland...Ouch!

  • Wisconsin: 2.94

    Despite the coaching change the Badgers have been able to hold onto their most prized recruits. Defensive ends Alec James and Chikwe Obasih could terrorize QB's for years to come.

  • Northwestern: 2.89

    Coach Fitzgerald does an excellent job of recruiting players that fit the profile of what he is looking for. The offense should be potent with 4-star QB Matt Alviti and dynamic running back Godwin Igwebuike.

  • Rutgers 2.77)

    Under a new Head Coach the Knight had a good season, but much of the top talent in The Garden State still decided to head elsewhere. WR Andre Patton could be a big player in the Big Ten.

  • Purdue: 2.74

    Holding on to 4-star quarterback Danny Ettling could be very important for Coach Hazell in the future. Still too many victories over non-BCS teams to get back to the "Tiller level".

  • Minnesota: 2.73

    Coach Kill is still in the re-building stage and he has signed a couple of JUCO players that he hopes will have an immediate impact, especially DT Jordan Hinojosa. Nate Wozniak would be a great finish.

  • Illinois: 2.72

    The Illini had a strong class and then the season started and teams started poaching recruits. The Illini signed 5 mid-year JUCO recruits and they still have 4-star Ohio standout Caleb Day.

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