October Big Ten Recruiting Update

With Halloween over and department stores shifting their attention to the Christmas season, it's time for HawkeyeInsider.com to review the month of October when it comes to recruiting in the Big Ten.

1.)Wisconsin is looking to cash in- It's been a good month for the Badgers. Not only did they beat Ohio State at home and Iowa on the road, but they are using their Top 15 ranking to cash in recruits. During the month of October they obtained seven commitments, this coming off a month of September where they didn't receive any verbals.

Their biggest recruit to pull the trigger was A.J. Jordan. A 4-star Ohio wide receiver who is expected to make an instant impact. Another nice addition will be Trayion Durham, currently the Scout.com nationally ranked No. 3 fullback, Durham could play running back at Wisconsin.

2.)Ohio State holding strong- The Buckeyes continue to remain in a tie for second on the overall Scout.com recruiting rankings, but the rest of the Big Ten is a concern. No other Big Ten team is in the Top 20, with Michigan State at No. 23. Granted, no team inside the conference has over 20 commitments besides Indiana, but it is a developing story to watch.

3.)We're waiting.... Penn State sits still at just four commitments in the 2011 class. The same number they were at in July. Last year, Penn State twenty commitments, placing at No. 10 in the country for the Scout.com team 2010 rankings. It was actually the Big Ten's highest rated team.

4.) No Brewster fallout? Minnesota has a total of 15 commitments for 2011. With a coaching change in process, the Gophers haven't lost anyone....YET! It seems unlikely they keep everyone. Sources have already stated a few are possibly looking around. That said, the sooner Minnesota can put someone in place, the better shot they have of keeping all their commitments.

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