Big Ten Recruiting Roundup

With senior recruiting completed, see who each Big Ten school signed.


OL Ben Amundsen (6-6, 298) Moline, IL (Moline)
S Alan Ball (6-1, 175) Detroit, MI (St. Martin De Porres)
QB Brad Bower (6-2, 210) Burr Ridge, IL (Hinsdale Central)
DL Arthur Boyd III (6-3, 260) Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights)
DL Kambium Buckner (6-4, 260) Chicago, IL (Morgan Park)
WR/DB Cornelius Dillard (5-9, 165) Detroit, MI (St. Martin De Porres)
OL Kevin Gage (6-6, 285) Downers Grove, IL (Downers Grove South)
FB Brian Grzelakowski (5-11, 205) Clarendon Hills, IL (Hinsdale Central)
WR Kelvin Hayden (6-0, 198) Chicago, IL (Hubbard/Joliet JC)
WR Lonnie Hurst (6-3, 192) Detroit, MI (Univ. of Detroit Jesuit)
OL Jim LaBonte (6-7, 305) Lombard, IL (Montini Catholic)
LB J Leman (6-3, 220) Champaign, IL (Central)
RB Marcus Mason (5-9, 200) Potomac, MD (Georgetown Prep)
LB Joe Mele III (6-2, 225) Sea Girt, NJ (Manasquan)
S Kevin Mitchell (6-0, 190) Ft. Wayne, IN (Homestead)
DL Charles Myles (6-6, 290) Chicago, IL (Harper)
TE Chris Norwell (6-7, 250) Cincinnati, OH (Anderson)
OL Martin O'Donnell (6-5, 290) Downers Grove, IL (Downers Grove South)
DE Jay Ramshaw (6-4, 235) Champaign, IL (Centennial)
OL James Ryan (6-6, 300) Batavia, IL (Batavia)
LB James Stevenson (6-3, 230) Franklinville, NJ (Delsea Regional)
RB Pierre Thomas (5-11, 190) Lynwood, IL (Thornton Fractional South)
LB Anthony Thornhill (6-1, 215) Detroit, MI (Detroit Central)
QB DaJuan Warren (6-3, 195) Southfield, MI (Southfield)
DL Adam Wilk (6-5, 250) Lake Zurich, IL (Lake Zurich)

Illinois Official Announcement

Class at a glance: The Illini stayed in state to lock down one of the best groups of offensive lineman in the conference.

Headliner: OL Martin O'Donnell




LB Ty Altman (6-2, 245) Latrobe, PA (Greater Latrobe)
RB Kenni Burns (6-1, 192) Springfield, IL (Sacred Heart)
DL Charles Emerson (6-5, 240) Weston, CT (Staples)
TE Brian Faires (6-5, 222) Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis)
WR Jahkeen Gilmore (6-1, 185) Brooklyn, NY (Poly Prep)
RB BenJarvus Green (6-1, 220) New Orleans, LA (St. Augustine)
LB Cleo Harbison (6-0, 245) Nashville, TN (Milford Academy)
OL Paul Hearn (6-4, 300) Calgary, Alberta (Champlain Regional)
NG Luis Hernandez (6-2, 285) Metaire, LA (East Jefferson)
DB Cedric Henry (6-0, 180) New Orleans, LA ( O.P. Walker)
DE Ben Ishola (6-3, 245) Berlin, Germany
OL Brandon Joyce (6-5, 297) St. Charles, MO (Duchesne)
DT Joe Kremer (6-3, 255) Urbana, OH (Urbana)
OL Chris Mangiero (6-3, 265) Bloomington, IN (South)
S Will Meyer (6-0, 190) Chesterfield, MO (Parkway West)
DB Aaron Mitchell (5-11, 185) South Holland, IL (Thornwood)
LB Josh Moore (6-1, 210) Hamden, CT (Valley Forge Military College)
QB Blake Powers (6-5, 205) Elizabethtown, KY (Meade County)
LB Jake Powers (6-3, 215) Danville, IN (Danville)
TE Chris Rudanovic (6-4, 248) Sussex, NJ (High Point)
OG Johnathan Sandberg (6-3, 260) Monon, IN (Noth-White)
TE Nick Sexton (6-5, 205) Bloomington, IN (North)
S Ryan Skelton (6-3, 195) Greenwood, IN (Center Grove)
SS Luke Stone (6-0, 196) Goodland, KS (Garden City CC)
DL Joel Stubblefild (6-3, 265) Anderson, IN (Pendleton Heights)
OL Ben Wyss (6-3, 260) Fort Wayne, IN (Bishop Luers)

Indiana Official Announcement

Class at a glance: While lacking in star power, Indiana put together a surprisingly far flung recruiting class. The Hoosers pulled in commitments from twelve different states, and three different countries!

Headliner: RB Kenni Burns




DB Chris Brevi (6-2, 215) Seffner, FL (Armwood)
LB Tom Busch (5-11, 230) Cottage Grove, MN (Park)
WR Scott Chandler (6-7, 210) Southlake, TX (Carroll)
ATH Champ Davis (6-2, 208) Plano, TX (West)
DT George Eshareturi (6-3, 290) New York, NY (Mount Saint Michael)
WR Tyler Fanucchi (5-10, 170) Claremont, CA (Claremont)
WR Herb Grigsby (6-0, 164) Mayflower, AR (Mayflower)
LB Mike Humpal (6-2, 210) New Hampton, IA (New Hampton)
OL Clint Huntrods (6-6, 255) Collins, IA (CMB)
DE Kenny Iwebema (6-4, 220) Arlington, TX (Bowie)
RB A.J. Johnson (6-0, 220) Bolingbrook, IL (Bolingbrook)
OL Mike Jones (6-5, 306) Oak Lawn, IL (Richards)
DL Richard Kittrell (6-5, 285) Hamden, CT (Hyde Leadership)
LB Mike Klinkenborg (6-2, 230) Rock Rapids, IA (Central Lyon)
DE Bryan Mattison (6-3, 240) Mishawaka, IN (Penn)
QB Eric McCollom (6-0, 175) Camden, SC (Camden)
QB Drew Tate (6-0, 170) Baytown, TX (Robert E. Lee)
WR James Townsend (6-1, 185) Delran, NJ (Holy Cross)
DT Alex Willcox (6-2, 265) West Des Moines, IA (Valley)
RB Albert Young (5-10, 205) Moorestown, NJ (Moorestown)
DB Jonathan Zanders (6-2, 185) Cedar Falls, IA (Cedar Falls)

Iowa Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Iowa followed the momentum of a strong season to pull in big name prospects Mike Jones, Bryan Mattison, Albert Young, and Drew Tate.

Headliner: OL Mike Jones




SS Prescott Burgess (6-3, 215) Warren, OH (Warren G. Harding)
RB Anton Campbell (6-0, 190) O'Fallon, MO (Fort Zumwalt West)
LB Shawn Crable (6-6, 230) Massillon, OH (Washington)
CB Brandent Englemon ( 6-0, 180) Covington, KY (Holmes)
CB Leon Hall (5-11, 175) Vista, CA (Vista)
RB Jerome Jackson (6-0, 195) Saginaw, MI (Saginaw)
TE Adam Kraus (6-6, 260) New Orleans, LA (Brother Martin)
OL Jake Long (6-6, 290) Lapeer, MI (Lapeer East)
CB Quinton McCoy (5-11, 180) Waterford, MI (Valley Christian, Ariz.)
FS Ryan Mundy (6-1, 210) Wilkins Township, PA (Woodland Hills)
DE Will Paul (6-4, 252) Chesterfield, MO (Parkway West)
LB Jim Presley (6-2, 220) Milford, MI (Milford)
QB Clayton Richard (6-4, 220) Lafayette, IN (McCutcheon)
K Garrett Rivas (5-10, 180) Tampa, FL (Jesuit)
OL Patrick Sharrow (6-3, 270) Monroe, MI. (Monroe)
LB LaMarr Woodley (6-2, 250) Saginaw, MI. (Saginaw)
OL Jeffrey Zuttah (6-4, 275) Edison, NJ (Hun School of Princeton)

Michigan Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Low on quantity, high on quality. Michigan has put together one of the nation's top defensive classes for the second time in three years.

Headliner: LB Lamarr Woodley




DB Delton Ashburn (5-11, 181) Hampton, VA (Fork Union Military Academy)
RB Sylvester "Bobo" Brown (5-9, 204) Canton, MS (Milford Academy)
RB Kris Bush (5-11, 184) New Orleans, LA (John Curtis Christian HS)
WR Irving Campbell (5-11, 165) Lake Worth, FL (Santaluces HS)
RB Jehuu Caulcrick (6-0, 234) Sherman, NY (Clymer HS)
OH Sean Clayton (6-4, 233) Poland, OH (Poland Seminary HS)
OL Pete Clifford (6-7, 317) Salem, NH (Bridgton Academy)
CB DeAndra Cobb (5-10, 184) Las Vegas, NV (Antelope Valley College)
CB William "Greg" Cooper (5-11, 185) Flint, MI (Flint Northern HS)
RB/DB Cole Corey (5-10, 185) Tecumseh, MI (Tecumseh HS)
OL Mike Gyetvai (6-7, 323) Old Castle, Ont. (Sandwich Secondary)
WR Jamar Jones (6-3, 198) Arcadia, FL (DeSoto County HS)
WR Terry Love (5-11, 161) Bellwood, IL (Proviso East HS)
OL John Masters (6-4, 273) Carmel, IN (Carmel HS)
DE Daryl Melvin (6-6, 227) Jersey City, NJ (Nassau Community College)
QB Stephen Reaves (6-1, 187) Tampa, FL (Plant HS)
RB Maurice Smith-Davis (6-1, 225) Warren, OH (Howland HS)
LB Kaleb Thornhill (6-1, 222) Lansing, MI (Eastern HS)
OL Joe Toth OL (6-2, 278) Port Charlotte, FL (Port Charlotte HS)

Michigan State Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Michigan State struggled to recover from the late hiring of new head coach John L. Smith, but still managed to grab away Greg Cooper and Terry Love from Big Ten adversaries.

Headliner: DB William "Greg" Cooper




RB Maurice Alexander (5-9, 185) Southfield, MI (Southfield)
DT Neel Allen (6-3, 280) Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
DT Tony Brinkhaus (6-4, 285) Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
DB Samad Cain (6-1, 185) Detroit, MI (MLK)
WR Adam Galbreath (6-3, 185) Houston, TX (Westfield)
OL John Jakel (6-5, 265) Schofield, WI (D.C. Everest)
DE Keith Lipka (6-3, 260) Oak Creek, WI (NDSCS)
RB Laurence Maroney (5-11, 200) St. Louis, MO (Normandy)
QB Pete Martinsen (6-4, 220) Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Dwyer)
FB/LB Mark Mullaney (6-0, 205) Eden Prairie, MN (Eden Prairie)
DB Brandon Owens (6-2, 200) Delray Beach, FL (D. B. Atlantic)
WR/DB Logan Payne (6-2, 180) Lutz, FL (Land O' Lakes)
RB Amir Pinnix (6-0, 190) Newark, NJ (Malcolm X Shabazz HS)
DB Stephon Rhea (5-10, 170) Houston, TX (Klein Forest)
WR Micah Rucker (6-6, 190) Bonita Springs, FL (Estero)
WR John Scroggins (6-5, 210) Dallas, TX (Wilmer-Hutchins)
LB John Shevlin (6-1, 205) Eagan, MN (Eastview)
OL Steve Shidell (6-5, 260) Coon Rapids, MN (Coon Rapids)
LB Brian Smith (6-2, 230) Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (El Camino JC/Peninsula HS)
DB Desi Steib (6-1, 185) Vacherie, LA (St. James)
OL Jeff Sundsmo (6-6, 275) St. Paul, MN (Highland Park)
RB Justin Valentine (6-2, 215) Columbus, OH (Eastmoor Academy)
WR Ernest Wheelright IV (6-5, 210) Columbus, OH (Walnut Ridge)
DB Byron Williams (6-0, 190) Dallas, TX (Ranger JC/Wilmer-Hutchins HS)

Minnesota Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Minnesota reached down into the state of Florida and pulled out top defensive back Brandon Owens. But watch out for wide receiver Ernest Wheelright, who could develop into the top player in the class, if he can get his grades in order.

Headliner: DB Brandon Owens




TE Frayne Abernathy (6-4, 225) North Augusta, SC (North Augusta)
DL Warren Anderson (6-3, 250) Ventura, CA (Saint Bonaventure)
DB Deante Battle (5-10, 180) Fayetteville, GA (Starr's Mill)
DB Ryan Black (5-10, 170) Pasadena, CA (Polytechnic School)
WR A.J. Burdex (6-3, 185) Chickasha, OK (Chickasha)
WR Sam Cheatham (5-10, 175) San Leandro, CA (San Leandro)
WR Tonjua "T.J." Jones (6-2, 180) Southfield, MI (Southfield-Lathrup)
LB Adam Kadela (6-2, 235) Dublin, OH (Dublin Coffman)
DL Mark Koehn (6-3, 230) Newton, KS (Newton)
OL Fred McConnell (6-3, 310) Southfield, MI (Southfield-Lathrup)
WR Reggie McPherson (6-1, 175) San Leandro, CA (San Leandro)
QB Chris Malleo (6-3, 220) Manasquan, NJ (Wall Township)
OL Austin Matthews (6-5, 275) Orange Park, FL (Orange Park)
DL David Ngene (6-3, 255) Humble, TX (Humble)
OL Trevor Rees (6-2, 275) Pearland, TX (Pearland)
LB Nick Roach (6-2, 220) Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Lutheran)
DL Trevor Schultz (6-3, 265) Battle Creek, MI (Harper Creek)
LB Eddie Simpson (6-0, 200) Houston, TX (North Shore)
OL Dylan Thiry (6-8, 290) Louisville, KY (Trinity)
WR Kim Thompson (6-4, 190) Inkster, MI (Detroit Country Day)
LB Kyle Wagner (6-2, 230) Jacksonville, FL (The Bolles School)

Northwestern Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Like Indiana, Northwestern struggled to land top prospects, but brought in a surprisingly diverse group, signing recruits from 12 different states.

Headliner: DB Deante Battle




OL Kirk Barton (6-6, 275) Massilon, OH (Perry)
DL Sian Cotton (6-4, 295) Akron St., OH (Vincent St.)
DE Marcel Frost (6-5, 235) Lyndhurst, OH (Brush)
DB/WR Tony Gonzalez (6-0, 187) Cleveland, OH (St. Ignatius)
S Ira Guilford (5-11, 185) Hoboken, NJ (Hoboken)
DB Dareus Hiley (6-1, 180) Cleveland, OH (Glenville)
TE Louis Irizarry (6-5, 235) Youngstown, OH (Ursuline)
WR Devin Jordan (6-3, 190) Massillon, OH (Washington)
DB Curt Lukens (6-3, 200) North Canton, OH (Hoover)
DL Brandon Maupin (6-6, 270) West Chester Lakota, OH (Lakota West)
DL David Patterson (6-3, 260) Warrnesville Heights, OH (Warrensville Heights)
LB Anthony Schlegel (6-1, 240) Air Force Academy
LB Reggie Smith (6-2, 225) East Cleveland, OH (Shaw)
DB Donte Whitner (5-11, 175) Cleveland, OH (Glennville)
DB Ashton Youboty (6-1, 180) Houston, TX (Klein)

Ohio State Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Like Michigan, Ohio State offset low quantity with high quality, while landing several top defensive back recruits. Although lacking in offensive lineman, the Buckeyes signed three top defensive tackles in Maupin, Patterson, and Cotton, which may provide position switch options down the road.

Headliner: DB Donte Whitner




WR Terrell Golden (6-3, 205) Norfolk, VA (Lake Taylor)
OL Joel Holler (6-6, 335) Lancaster, PA (McCaskey)
RB Tony Hunt (6-2, 225) Alexandria, VA (TC Williams)
DB Jonathan Jackson (6-1, 178) Philadelphia, PA (West Catholic)
RB Rodney Kinlaw (5-11, 185) Goose Creek, SC (Stratford)
OL Dan Mazan (6-4, 295) Carteret, NJ (Carteret)
LB Paul Posluszny (6-3, 210) Hopewell, PA (Hopewell)
DE Amani Purcell (6-5, 250) Pago Pago, American Samoa (Leone)
RB Austin Scott (6-1, 205) Orefield, PA (Parkland)
DT John Shaw (6-5, 278) Spring Grove, PA (Spring Grove Area SHS)
WR Brent Wise (6-1, 205) Harrisburg, PA (Central Dauphin)

No Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Despite the loss of Jason Evans, Penn State finished with a great group of running backs in Austin Scott, Tony Hunt, and Rodney Kinlaw. The additions of John Shaw and Joel Holler will help strengthen both lines for the Nittany Lions.

Headliner: RB Austin Scott




TE Chad Baca (6-4, 230) Colleyville, TX (Heritage)
LB Eugene Bright (6-3, 215) Bryn Mawr, PA (Harriton)
TE Garret Bushong (6-4, 230) Ionia, MI (Ionia)
QB Scott Carroll (6-4, 185) Liberty, MO (Liberty)
WR Jake Cunningham (5-10, 175) Pontiac, IL (Pontiac Township)
DE Ray Edwards (6-6, 235) Cincinnati, OH (Woodward)
LB Josh Ferguson (6-3, 205) Altamonte Springs, FL (Lake Brantley)
OL Nick Fincher (6-3, 270) Clinton Township, MI (Chippewa Valley)
QB Bill Foran (6-1, 205) Dallas, TX (Highland Park)
WR/DB Anthony Harris (5-11, 175) Willingboro, NJ (Milford Academy)
WR Kyle Ingraham (6-9, 215) San Antonio, TX (Clark)
DE Jamaal Jones (6-3, 255) Englewood, NJ (Bergen Catholic)
LB Stanford Keglar (6-2, 215) Indianapolis, IN (Pike)
WR Dustin Keller (6-4, 200) Lafayette, IN (Jefferson)
DB Paul Long (6-2, 180) Dayton, OH (Meadowdale)
OL Ryan Noblet (6-5, 280) Speedway, IN (Cathedral)
OL Pat Oxley (6-7, 280) Fort Wayne, IN (Bishop Dwenger)
DB Bernard Pollard (6-2, 195) Fort Wayne, IN (South Side)
OL Robbie Powell (6-4, 270) Roanoke, VA (Fork Union Military Academy)
DB Rafael Price (6-1, 185) Lake Station, IN (Hobart)
LB Shaun Richardson (6-2, 225) St. Louis, MO (Cleveland NJROTC)
WR/RB Cole Seifrig (6-2, 185) Santa Claus, IN (Heritage Hills)
DE Doug Van Dyke (6-4, 240) Marshall, MI (Marshall)
QB/DB Grant Walker (6-2, 180) Hutto, TX (Pflugerville)
WR Byron Williams (6-2, 190) Clayton, NJ (Camden Catholic)

Purdue Official Announcement

Class at a glance: Despite the loss of Chris Patrick, Purdue ended up with two of the nation's best defensive end prospects in Doug Van Dyke and Raymond Edwards. The Boilermakers hit the recruiting trail hard in the state of Michigan, landing Van Dyke, Bushong, and Fincher, while finishing second for Jim Presley, Jake Long, Pat Sharrow, Chris Patrick, and Jerome Jackson.

Headliner: Doud Van Dyke




RB/DB Josh Balts (6-1, 220) Barron, WI (Barron High)
OL Marcus Coleman (6-6, 305) Plymouth, MN (Wayzata High)
TE/DE Jamal Cooper (6-4, 210) St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood East High)
P Kenneth DeBauche (6-2, 195) Suamico, WI (Bay Port High)
QB Tyler Donovan (6-1, 176) Hartland, WI (Arrowhead High)
WR/DB Casey Hogan (6-5, 195) Cross Plains, WI (Middleton High)
DB James Kamoku (6-2, 200) Kailua-Kona, HI (Kealakehe High)
OL Danny Kaye (6-8, 285) New Berlin, WI (Eisenhower High)
LB Brandon Kelly (6-4, 220) Bedford, OH (Bedford High)
OL Luke Knauf (6-4, 295) Stratford, WI (Stratford High)
WR Ernest Mason (6-0, 180) Fort Worth, TX (Dunbar High)
DL Justin Ostrowski (6-5, 255) Portage, WI (Portage High)
DB Roderick Rogers (6-2, 185) Stone Mountain, GA (Stephenson High)
OL Dan Roscoe (6-5, 305) Plymouth, MN (Wayzata High)
WR Luke Swan (6-0, 185) Fennimore, WI (Fennimore High)
TE Joe Thomas (6-8, 260) Brookfield, WI (Central High)
WR Brandon Tobias (6-5, 215) Chicago, IL (Thornton High)
RB Michael Turner (5-10, 185) Fort Worth, TX (Dunbar High)
OL Mike Van Someren (6-7, 295) Somerset, WI (Somerset High)
TE Kurt Ware (6-4, 243) Spring, TX (Klein Oak High)
OL Andrew Weininger (6-6, 305) Harrison, NY (Harrison High)
DB Johnny White (6-2, 202) Pearland, TX (Pearland High)

Wisconsin Official Announce

Class at a glance: The Badgers grabbed ten in-state prospects in this twenty two member class. While listed as a tightend, Joe Thomas has the potential to be an elite offensive tackle.

Headliner: TE Joe Thomas



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