Big Ten FB: The Five on Five (5-25-11)

Topics include: Big Ten transfers, prime-time games, and Big Ten commitments.

Wisconsin RB to Transfer; NCST QB on the way?
Being the backup to two All-Big Ten caliber running backs isn't easy, just ask Zach Brown.

After red-shirting as a senior in 2010, Brown decided it was best he parted ways with the Badgers and their loaded backfield in an effort to play for another Football Bowl Subdivision program as a fifth-year senior.

The Badgers, without Brown, return Montee Ball and James White; the two combined for 32 touchdowns in 2010.

The scholarship originally assigned to Brown will open up, allowing Wisconsin to do whatever they want with their available scholarship. That scholarship could go to former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson, who is now playing in the Colorado Rockies' minor league system, according to CBS Sports.

Iowa-Northwestern to play in primetime
On October 15, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Northwestern Wildcats will take to the field under the lights at 6 PM ET. This is expected to be the lone night game for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa, who is 5-3 in night games at Kinnick Stadium, will host its third night game in three consecutive seasons.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Indiana reels in first 2012 commitment
Head coach Kevin Wilson received his first verbal commitment for the 2012 class in the form of cornerback Dion Witty on Sunday.

"I selected Indiana because I feel that it would be a great place for me and I might could start my freshman year," said Witty, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Witty, who stands at 5'10", 175-pounds, is unranked on, but apparently can be described as a "speedy" cornerback, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Purdue makes offer to DE-LB
The Boilermakers are trying to build up their 2012 recruiting class; Purdue made an offer to the No. 5 prospect in Broward County, Eric Kinsey.

Kinsey, who is a three-star recruit on, finished his junior year with 14 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. The Chaminade Madonna Prep prospect claims that he has "good vision" and plays "quick."

He has also received offers from Illinois, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Wake Forest.

Penn State DT plans to transfer
Backup defensive tackle, Brandon Ware, believes that his happy time in Happy Valley has come to an end and he plans to transfer from the campus for personal reasons.

Ware most likely would have no played in 2011 anyway, seeing that he was ruled academically ineligible a week ago and would have been designated a redshirt.

"He's going to be a really good football player. His problem again is academic," said Joe Paterno, according to Penn Live.

He will most likely transfer to a smaller school, most likely to a Division II school.

- Josh Harvey -

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