Nebraska's Dicaprio Bootle is the Huskers biggest sleeper in 2016 according to Scout.com national analyst Allen Trieu

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu looks at the biggest sleepers in the Big Ten.

Each year, we've named players to this list using the criteria of - few or no other offers, particularly from other Big Ten or power-five schools - and/or being one of the lower ranked players in a given class.

Past names on the list who have gone on to outplay their offer lists and rankings include Allen Robinson, Dan Vitale, Roger Lewis (albeit at Bowling Green), Patrick Elflein, Jake Ryan, Mason Monheim, Dan Vitale, Desmond Morgan, Akeem Hunt, Ben Lauer, Bennie Fowler, Leshun Daniels, Gerald Holmes and Leon Jacobs.

Kenyon Jackson
DT | Little Rock (Ark.) | Parkview Magnet

The son of NFL great Keith Jackson, Kenyon had only one offer: Illinois. Size was a concern for other programs, but he's quick and disruptive.

Allen Stallings
DE | Oak Park (Ill.) | Oak Park River-Forest

Stallings was a flip from Central Michigan who popped on the radar late. He's quick off the ball and seems to live in opposing backfields.

Chauncey Golston
DE | Detroit (Mich.) | East English Village Prep

A lot of attention rightly went Cedrick Latimore's way, but Golston is not to be overlooked. He has great size (6-6, 240 pounds), long arms and the speed to run down ball carriers.

Max Bortenschlager
QB | Indianapolis (Ind.) | Cathedral HS

A flp from Buffalo, Bortenschlager has good size, a good arm, enough athleticism to get him out of trouble and was battle tested after playing a tough schedule at Cathedral.

Joshua Uche
LB | Miami (Fla.) | Christopher Columbus HS

Uche is explosive off the ball and is a great pass rusher and athletic enough to drop into coverage. The plan is to play him at OLB, where he fits Don Brown's aggressive style.

Joe Bachie
LB | Berea (Ohio) | Berea HS

I call Bachie a long lost Bullough brother. He's a tough kid who can run and his style of play fits perfectly at the Spartans.

Kamal Martin
LB | Burnsville (Minn.) | Burnsville HS

Martin was a quarterback, so the offers were slow to come, but once he showed his athleticism at camp, more came through. He then went out and had a great year on defense. He's athletic and physical.

DiCaprio Bootle
CB | Miami (Fla.) | Southridge HS

Bootle only had one other Big Ten offer, from Illinois, but he's a long kid who can run and has great ball skills. He's also physical when it comes to run support and tackling.

Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman
WR | Minneapolis (Minn.) | Breck HS

At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Bowman has great size and also a sure pair of hands and the outstanding route running ability to get on the field and make an impact for the Wildcats.

Jahsen Wint
S | Brooklyn (N.Y.) | Erasmus Hall HS

Wint was committed to Temple, but a couple schools came in after that including the Buckeyes. He's very physical and loves to hit. Big Ten receivers crossing the middle best beware.

Alex Gellerstedt
OT | Dublin (Ohio) | Dublin-Coffman HS

Once a defensive lineman, Gellerstedt added the proper weight to his big frame and transitioned to offensive line, where he's a mauler who will fit perfectly in the Big Ten.

Jackson Anthrop
WR | Lafayette (Ind.) | Central Catholic HS

The younger brother of Danny Anthrop, also an under the radar recruit in high school, Anthrop scored an astounding 55 touchdowns as a senior. A high school RB, he could be a college slot.

Sam Howson
C | Sparta (N.J.) | Pope John XXIII

Howson had only FCS offers when Rutgers came in, but he's a kid who added weight and kept his flexibility. His high school coaches rave about his toughness and work ethic, a great late find for new coach Chris Ash.

Seth Currens
S | Pickerington (Ohio) | HS Central

Currens has played receiver, quarterback, corner, safety, just about all of it. He's just a great football player whose size and ball skills make us think he will be a great safety for the Badgers.


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