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    [2022] B1G Recruiting Review #2

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    Recruiting Review

     

    :purdue: Purdue :purdue:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #1, National - #4, Previous National Rank - #3 (-1)

    Commitments – 12

     

    New Commits:

    CB Wendell Willis 5-10 165 Fr John Marshall (Chicago IL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]

    P Andrew Horn 5-8 202 Fr Loyola Academy (Wilmette IL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power]

    QB Isaac Keating 6-3 199 Fr Irving (Irving TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]

     

    Previous Commits:

    OT Jack Green 6-4 309 Fr Ben Davis (Indianapolis IN) 2.5 of 5.0 [Run Blocking]

    OG Gabe Weber 6-7 322 Fr LaPorte (LaPorte IN) 2.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

    OT Shane Hadley 6-7 258 Fr Fountain Central (Veedersburg IN) 3.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking]

    SS Kristian Jennings 5-11 189 Fr Winchester (Winchester IN) 2.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]

    DE Andre Polk Jr. 6-0 266 Fr Winchester (Winchester IN) 1.5 of 4.5 [Blitz]

    RB Julius Mosley 5-8 226 Fr Paoli (Paoli IN) 1.5 of 4.5 [Power]

    WR Jahquil Bush 6-4 193 Fr Culver Community (Culver IN) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed]

    DT Walter McIntyre 6-1 303 Fr North Central (Farmersburg IN) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]

    CB Tristan Robertson 5-11 188 Fr Joliet Catholic (Joliet IL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

     

    Two more weeks in the books and not much change for that Purdue guy and his Boilermakers. Purdue sees themselves drop one spot in the national rankings, but still leads the B1G and remains within the top five nationally.

     

    Leading the way for this new crop of commits is CB Wendell Willis. Willis, a 4.5 star recruit, made the choice to leave the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois and venture over to West Lafayette, Indiana. The Boilermakers have some skill in the secondary so Willis is unlikely to see the field as a freshman.

     

    Also pledging their commitment to Purdue was fellow Illinois native, and strong footed punter, Andrew Horn. With current starter A.J. Houser set to graduate, Horn could potentially see some action in 2023.

     

    The Boilermakers currently have 12 prospects committed and Coach inspiral will be looking to put the finishing touches on this strong recruiting class.

     

    :illinois: Illinois :illinois:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #2, National - #11, Previous National Rank - #12 (+1)

    Commitments - 13

     

    New Commits:

    DT Griffin McRae 6-5 322 Fr Loyola Academy (Wilmette IL) 1.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap]

    WR William Huff 6-3 199 Fr Canton (Canton IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target]

    DT Isaraelu Cahill 6-1 298 Fr American (Hialeah FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]

    OLB Nicolas Sandoval 5-11 234 Fr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

     

    Previous Commits:

    OT Anthony Carlin 6-3 277 Fr Hot Springs (Hot Springs SD) 3.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

    FS Quincy McClain 5-11 189 Fr Joliet Catholic (Joliet IL) 1.5 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]

    OG Julius Dennison 6-2 262 Fr Wheaton North (Wheaton IL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

    K Gabe McAuley 5-11 195 Fr Northview (Bratt FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power]

    SS Amari Childs 6-2 190 Fr Morgan Park (Chicago IL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

    DE Isaac LeBlanc 6-0 243 Fr Lakeland (Lakeland FL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    FS Cory Pryor 6-2 191 Fr Kashmere (Houston TX) 1.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

    DE Kelvin Saldivar 6-3 259 Fr Brevard Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    DE Benjamin Moss 6-2 236 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

     

    Up a spot to #11 are the Fighting Illini of Illinois. Coach FlutieFlakes continues his hot streak on the recruiting trail securing four commitments. Headlining this group are in-state talents Griffin McRae and William Huff.

     

    Coach FlutieFlakes continues to address the defensive line, and Defensive Tackle Griffin McRae will fit in nicely on that defense. With two 5 star defensive lineman currently redshirting for Illinois, that front line could wreak havoc for many years to come. Wide Receiver, William Huff, also figures to be a nice addition to an already deep receiving corp for the Illini.

     

    Coach FlutieFlakes has put together an impressive class thus far with 13 commits. He’s also currently in the running to add a couple more very impressive recruits to this class.

     

    :iowa: Iowa :iowa:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #3, National - #26, Previous National Rank - #51 (+25)

    Commitments - 10

     

    New Commits:

    OG Anthony Maxwell 6-7 300 Fr New Holstein (New Holstein WI) 1.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking]

    CB Marcedes Payton 6-0 177 Fr Durant (Durant IA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]

    TE Andrew Abrams 6-1 204 Fr Riverside (Oakland IA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving]

    QB Kaden Gant 6-0 185 Fr Crestview (Crestview FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid]

    WR Curtis Valentine 6-0 199 Fr Liberal (Liberal MO) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target]

     

    Previous Commits:

    FS Rashard Pitts 6-0 203 Fr Woodbury Central (Moville IA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]

    DT Marquise Moss 6-6 293 Fr Mayer Lutheran (Mayer MN) 2.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

    WR Richard Jordan 6-2 168 Fr Belle Plaine (Belle Plaine MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

    OLB Elliot Spencer 6-3 215 Fr DeLaSalle (Minneapolis MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]

    OLB Ayden Brito 6-2 216 Fr Ritenour (Overland MO) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

     

    One of the biggest jumps in the national rankings comes from Coach wrigleyfan and his Iowa Hawkeyes. On the backs of three commits rated 4 stars or higher, Iowa leaped from #51 to #26 in the nation.

     

    Highly recruited Offensive Guard, Anthony Maxwell, and Cornerback Marcedes Payton, were key signings for the Hawkeyes. Maxwell could potentially slide into one of the starting guard spots if the Hawkeyes think he’s ready to fill that role. Likewise, Payton could find himself in a starting role with the departure of star Cornerback, Benjamin Parris. Tight End Andrew Abrams is another solid add for Iowa, but will likely take a redshirt with Alec Rowell currently holding down the starting spot.

     

    :michigan: Michigan :michigan:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #4, National - #33, Previous National Rank - #33 (No Change)

    Commitments - 4

     

    New Commits:

    FS Cordarelle Washington 5-11 185 Fr Muskegon (Muskegon MI) 1.5 of 5.0 [Man Coverage]

     

    Previous Commits:

    WR Antonio Jackson 6-3 214 Fr Portage Central (Portage MI) 3.0 of 5.0 [Target]

    OLB Nathaniel Dawson 6-3 220 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz]

    K Colin Powell 5-10 185 Fr Cass Tech (Detroit MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy]

     

    The Wolverines have had a quiet two weeks, only securing a commitment from one player. However, they got a good one in Free Safety, Cordarelle Washington. Coach jmjacobs may be playing his hand slowly, but there’s no denying the recruits that have committed are of a high caliber. Expect Junior A.J. Wallace to man the starting FS spot, with Washington taking over after his departure.

     

    :PSU: Penn State :PSU:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #5, National - #39, Previous National Rank - #16 (-23)

    Commitments - 4

     

    New Commits:

    None

     

    Previous Commits:

    WR Savion Saunders 6-1 232 Fr Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey NJ) 1.0 of 5.0 [Target]

    CB Jerricho Grant 6-1 191 Fr Mount Carmel Area (Mount Carmel PA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]

    DT Romeo Hyde 6-1 306 Fr St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia PA) 1.0 of 4.5 [1-Gap]

    TE Michael Lofton 6-4 191 Fr Episcopal (Jacksonville FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving]

     

    No new commits for the Nittany Lions so we’ll check back with them in a few weeks.

     

    :osu: Ohio State :osu:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #6, National - #40, Previous National Rank - #62 (+22)

    Commitments – 6

     

    New Commits:

    WR Dajuan Page 6-3 199 Fr St. Xavier (Cincinnati OH) 1.0 of 5.0 [Target]

    OG Eric Lawson 6-7 281 Fr River Valley (Cheshire OH) 1.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking]

     

    Previous Commits:

    K Cameron McCoy 6-1 206 Fr Spencerville (Spencerville OH) 2.5 of 5.0 [Power]

    LS Marcus Reardon 6-2 247 Fr Greenville (Greenville OH) 2.0 of 4.5 [Traditional]

    QB Colin Weeks 6-7 226 Fr Norwood (Norwood OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pocket]

    CB Gavin Sproles 5-10 175 Fr Stebbins (Riverside OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

     

    In the previous review, I gave some flack to Coach fever_ful because their two highest commits were specialty players. Fast forward to this week, and the Buckeyes have secured commitments from two high end players on the offensive side of the ball. The commitments of 5 star Wide Receiver, Dajuan Page and 4.5 star Guard, Eric Lawson, have propelled the Buckeyes up 22 spots to #40 in the nation.

     

    Both Page and Lawson are upgrades to anyone currently on the Buckeyes roster, so there’s a good chance that both are starters from day one in Columbus. The buckeyes still have 15 scholarships to fill so it will be interesting to see how they round this years recruiting class.

     

    :minnesota: Minnesota :minnesota:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #7, National - #57, Previous National Rank - #57 (No Change)

    Commitments - 3

     

    New Commits:

    OG Derrick Pagan 6-4 262 Fr Dodgeville (Dodgeville WI) 2.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking]

     

    Previous Commits:

    DT Marcus Major 6-0 318 Fr Elgin-Millville (Elgin MN) 1.5 of 5.0 [1-Gap]

    DE Mamadou Newton 6-6 239 Fr Benilde-St. Margaret's ( MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

     

    The Golden Gophers continue to hold down the #57 spot in the national rankings, just as they did two weeks ago. There wasn’t a lot of news to report in Minneapolis, but Coach lucas95 has added a coveted piece to the offensive line with the commitment of Guard, Derrick Pagan. Pagan is a player that can contribute immediately to this Golden Gophers squad. Coach lucas95 has a very talented team on the offensive side of the ball and the addition of Pagan will only make that unit stronger.

     

    :nw: Northwestern :nw:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #8, National - #61, Previous National Rank - #89 (+28)

    Commitments – 11

     

    New Commits:

    DT Xavier Williams 6-3 331 Fr Hales Franciscan (Chicago IL) 1.5 of 5.0 [2-Gap]

    FS DeAndre Hargrove 6-0 195 Fr Bryan (Bryan TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    SS Preston Dix 5-11 191 Fr Canton (Canton IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    WR Delonta McDowell 6-4 174 Fr Manistee (Manistee MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

    OG Ibrahima Dickens 6-4 290 Fr Fleming Island (Orange Park FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

    C Cayden Barner 6-1 299 Fr Keystone (La Grange OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

     

    Previous Commits:

    WR Rakeem Vereen 5-9 168 Fr Perham (Perham MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

    CB Julius Boston 5-9 190 Fr Wayne County (Jessup GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    DT Garrett Howe 6-2 313 Fr Roberto Clemente Academy ( IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

    CB DeShaun Tubbs 5-10 190 Fr Southeast Bulloch (Brooklet GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    TE Jadiel Palma 6-5 200 Fr Rich South (Richton Park IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving]

     

    The Wildcats built of their initial five commits with Coach robcarlson77 and staff securing pledges from another six prospects. Northwestern was able to secure a commitment from their top target, 5 star Defensive Tackle, Xavier Williams. Williams will be the highest rated player at the DT position and figures to be a starter from day one. The other commits all figure to factor into the future plans, but will need some time to develop their skills once arriving in Evanston.

     

    :rutgers: Rutgers :rutgers:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #9, National - #67, Previous National Rank - #50 (-17)

    Commitments - 8

     

    New Commits:

    K Nicolas Booth 5-11 185 Fr St. Joseph Regional (Montvale NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]

    TE Case Gibson 6-4 198 Fr Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving]

     

    Previous Commits:

    DE Cameron Berry 6-2 242 Fr Dwight Englewood (Englewood NJ) 1.0 of 5.0 [Contain]

    OLB Matt Stearns 6-4 218 Fr DePaul Catholic (Wayne NJ) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]

    WR Walt Ambrose 6-2 230 Fr Woodland Regional (Beacon Falls CT) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target]

    WR Kwamie Simpson 6-1 214 Fr Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target]

    QB Lucas Norman 6-4 234 Fr Dwight Englewood (Englewood NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling]

    ILB Israel Shaw 6-3 209 Fr Friends (Wilmington DE) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will]

     

    Not a whole lot to report with the Scarlet Knights this week. Coach vollmagnet added two more signings, both with a 3.5 star rating. Kicker, Nicolas Booth figures to be the next starter when Junior Josh Christiansen departs Rutgers. Tight End Case Gibson could also find himself in a starting role within a year or two.

     

    :nebraska: Nebraska :nebraska: 

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #10, National - #79, Previous National Rank - #58 (-21)

    Commitments - 5

     

    New Commits:

    None

     

    Previous Commits:  

    TE Mychal Baxter 6-1 190 Fr Aurora (Aurora NE) 1.0 of 4.5 [Receiving]

    QB Calvin Murphy 6-3 228 Fr Stephenson (Stone Mountain GA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Scrambling]

    OLB Gabriel Wagner 6-0 217 Fr Vienna ( Austria) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]

    C Jonathan Hillman 6-2 252 Fr Maplewood-Richmond Heights ( MO) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    OT Filipo Leiataua 6-7 275 Fr Millard North (Omaha NE) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

     

    Nebraska is the second team to not add anyone to their recruiting class, so like Penn State, we will check back in with the Cornhuskers during the next review.

      

    :maryland: Maryland :maryland:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #11, National - #82, Previous National Rank - #80 (-2)

    Commitments – 7

     

    New Commits:

    OLB Quincy Waters 6-1 228 Fr Northwest (Germantown MD) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]

    K Leonard Jackson 6-4 216 Fr DeMatha (Hyattsville MD) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power]

    DE Nicholas Beasley 6-7 255 Fr Mount Carmel Area (Mount Carmel PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

     

    Previous Commits:

    ATH Desmond Beal 6-3 219 Fr Wilson (Washington DC) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will]

    CB Samuel Rouse 6-1 204 Fr Southern (Oakland MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    OG Peter Whalen 6-2 307 Fr Northwest (Germantown MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    FS Hakeem Douglas 5-10 213 Fr Southern (Oakland MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

     

    Maryland Coach, TheSam, brings his class total to seven commits with the addition of 3 more recruits. Linebacker Qunicy Waters is a nice piece to the defense, but with a strong linebacker corp, he should have the benefit of taking a redshirt which will allow him to get acclimated to the expectations of a college linebacker.

     

    Kicker Leonard Jackson is another good get for the Terrapins. He, too, will have the luxury of taking a redshirt as current Maryland kicker, Logan Callaway, should be back for his senior season.

     

    :indiana: Indiana :indiana:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #12, National - #90, Previous National Rank - #101 (+11)

    Commitments – 6

     

    New Commits:

    OT Quinn Weir 6-4 261 Fr Terre Haute South Vigo ( IN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

    LS Rickie Patrick 6-2 270 Fr St. Thomas Aquinas ( FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]

     

    Previous Commits:

    ILB David Evans 5-11 206 Fr Rockville (Rockville IN) 1.5 of 3.5 [Will]

    K Jackson McKenna 6-1 151 Fr Pope (Marietta GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]

    WR Giovanni Mills 6-0 229 Fr Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target]

    TE Buster Parris 6-1 201 Fr Frankfort (Frankfort IN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving]

     

    Coach Jamzz breaks into the top 100 and checks in at #90 nationally. The big commit for the Hoosiers was in-state Offensive Tackle, Quinn Weir. Indiana doesn’t have a ton of depth on the offensive line, but may have just enough to provide Weir with a redshirt opportunity, which would provide him an opportunity to develop his skills and benefit the Hoosiers in the long run.

     

    :msu: Michigan State :msu:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #13, National - #91, Previous National Rank - #92 (+1)

    Commitments – 6

     

    New Commits

    FS Lavonte Nunn 6-1 218 Fr Rockville (Rockville IN) 2.5 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

    TE Kamar Iverson 6-0 228 Fr Houghton (Houghton MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]

     

    Previous Commits:

    TE Eddie Houston 6-0 244 Fr White Pigeon (White Pigeon MI) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]

    OT Raymond Rudolph 6-4 318 Fr Monroe (Monroe MI) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    OT Matthew Holden 6-5 278 Fr Monroe (Monroe MI) 1.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

    CB Maru Sititi 5-9 174 Fr St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

     

    The Spartans added two more commits to their class this week. Coach SlinkyJr was able to reach down into the Hoosier state and secure the services of Free Safety Lavonte Nunn. Nunn, is a 4 star recruit, but has the skillset to start immediately for the Spartans. I imagine we will see this young man in the starting lineup for game #1.

     

    The Spartans were also able to reach into the Upper Peninsula and secure a commitment from Tight End Kamar Iverson. Iverson is the second tight end in this class and isn’t quite as developed as future teammate Eddie Houston. The Spartans do have a bit of a logjam at the tight end position, so opportunities for Iverson may be limited.

     

    :wisconsin: Wisconsin :wisconsin:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #14, National - #106, Previous National Rank - #86 (-20)

    Commitments – 3

     

    New Commits:

    P Theo Gannon-Whitmore 6-0 164 Fr Arthur Hill (Saginaw MI) 2.5 of 3.0 [Accuracy]

     

    Previous Commits:

    RB Ian Hill 5-6 196 Fr White Lake (White Lake WI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

    DT Jalen Banks 6-5 301 Fr Napoleon (Napoleon MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

     

    It’s been a slow start to the recruiting season for Coach taffyowner and the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin currently has three commitments and finds themselves as the only B1G team outside the top 100. There are still several weeks of recruiting left for things to work themselves out, but we know the Badger faithful will be expecting Coach taffyowner to improve the standing of this recruiting class.

     

    **Bold indicates a key commitment**

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    :purdue: Purdue :purdue:

    Class ranking: Big Ten - #1, National - #4, Previous National Rank - #3 (-1)

    Commitments – 12

     

     

    Previous Commits:

    OT Jack Green 6-4 309 Fr Ben Davis (Indianapolis IN) 2.5 of 5.0 [Run Blocking]

    OG Gabe Weber 6-7 322 Fr LaPorte (LaPorte IN) 2.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

    OT Shane Hadley 6-7 258 Fr Fountain Central (Veedersburg IN) 3.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking]

     

    purdue pls share

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