K Alex Barbir, Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth - Penn State
The Nittany Lions flipped Barbir, a Rutgers commitment. With Quinn Nordin likely to go elsewhere, Barbir fills a key need in this class for PSU.
ATH K.J. Gray, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Preparatory - Rutgers
Gray is listed as an athlete, but Chris Ash is likely to want his size, length and athleticism on defense, where he will have an opportunity to compete right away. A big get for the Scarlet Knights.
CB Caesar Williams, South Grand Prairie (Texas) - Wisconsin
Williams was one of the final pieces to the puzzle for this Wisconsin class. He's a cover corner with length and athleticism. While he still has weight to add, he has all the tools to be a big part of the Badger defense down the line.
CB Antwaine Richardson, Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic - Maryland
Richadson decommitted from Michigan then committed to one-time Wolverines defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin at Maryland. He instantly becomes a key piece of the class for Durkin. Richardson missed his senior season with an injury, but provided he comes back fully healthy, he has the skills to play in Durkin's aggressive scheme.
ATH Deron Harrell, Denver (Colo.) East - Wisconsin
Harrell will come in as a greyshirt. At 6-foot-3, he has rare length and size for the defensive back position, which is where he's likely to end up in college. As a greyshirt, he will have time to add weight and polish, and could be a surprise in a couple years.
DT Michael Dwumfour, Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic - Michigan
The Wolverines are likely to lose Jordan Elliott, so they pick up Dwumfour, a former Penn State commit who happens to be very close with No. 1 DT Rashan Gary. On his own merits, Dwumfour is an athletic, disruptive, albeit undersized interior prospect. He shares similarities with current Wolverines Maurice Hurst.
TE Andrew Trainer, Alexandria (Va.) St. Stephen's & St. Agnes - Illinois
Trainer may be something of a sleeper, but he had a big offer list which included Pitt, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and others, so a good get for Illinois to go into their territory and grab a 6-foot-7 kid who can catch the ball and play on the ball.
ATH Jonah Morris, Akron (Ohio) Hoban - Indiana
A tremendous pickup for the Hoosiers. Morris is a super athlete who could play wide receiver, defensive back or linebacker. He had a big senior season and the Hoosiers were able to step in a steal him late.
OL Luke Campbell, Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy - Michigan State
Few players in the Midwest had senior film as eye popping as Campbell. He's a destroyer who blocks to the whistle and the Spartans, along with several others, offered in the last month. He has a chance to be another outstanding late pickup for Mark Dantonio.
RB Sam Brodner, Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West - Wisconsin
Not much more needs to be said than Brodner's testing numbers and senior stats: 39-inch vertical, 4.49 forty, 1,917 rushing yards and 47 total touchdowns. The kid produces, he wins (state title as a senior) and we can't think of many places his style of play fits better than Wisconsin.
DE Collin Miller, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton Southeastern - Nebraska
The Cornhuskers needed a defensive lineman to finish out the class and they got it in Miller, who had a big senior season and uses his athleticism to regularly be in the backfield. He can rush the passer much like former HSE product and Cornhusker Randy Gregory.
Badgers Make a Move
Wisconsin made a big move this week. The Badgers went from 29 to 20 in the national rankings. There is still jockeying happening at the top of the board. Michigan can still add Rashan Gary, Ohio State still has Jordan Fuller, Carlos Becker and others on the board, Lavert Hill's commitment could push Michigan or Michigan State's class up, so it should be an exciting finish.
1. Ohio State Buckeyes (2)
2. Michigan Wolverines (5)
3. Michigan State Spartans (7)
4. Penn State Nittany Lions (11)
5. Wisconsin Badgers (20)
- The one to watch here is K'Von Wallace, listed as a wide receiver, but a defensive back recruit for Ohio State and Michigan State who both offered on Tuesday. A Cincinnati commit, he is slated to visit Clemson this weekend, but we are hearing Ohio State is very much in the mix.
- Four-star Detroit King cornerback LaVert Hill will announce his decision on Signing Day at King. It is down to Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State, with there being a lot of smoke for the Wolverines right now, but he is coming off a Spartan official visit.
- Detroit Renaissance offensive tackle Alaric Jackson is also likely to decide on National Signing Day. Iowa is in good shape after his official visit with the Hawkeyes, but Michigan State, Iowa State and Nebraska are still alive as well.
- Antonio Shelton, a defensive tackle from Westerville (Ohio) North recently decommitted from Illinois and Rutgers and Penn State are the two schools he is considering now. We like the Nittany Lions' chances here.
- TaMarion Johnson, defensive end from Southfield (Mich.) Bradford Academy, is committed to Miami (Ohio), but Purdue and Minnesota offered on Wednesday. His coach reported to Scout that he would like to visit both schools before settling on a final decision, but those details have not been set yet.
- We expect Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge ATH Malik Harrison to be a Signing Day decision and we like Ohio State in that race.
- Waterford (Mich.) Mott four-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick announces his decision on Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Nebraska goes into this weekend as the favorite, but Louisville, where he was once committed, gets him for an official this weekend and we hear there is a great opportunity for them to get him back in the fold.
National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu joins the Scout Recruiting Show to break down the latest in Big Ten Recruiting including a new No. 1 in the rankings, latest commitments, big visit weekends and more.