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Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 6-14-08

Purdue is officially last to the party, as Indiana picks up their first commit.

Action since last rankings:
6-8-08 Ohio State gains commitment from Dominic Clarke. Michigan State gains commitment from Patrick White.
6-9-08 Indiana gain commitment from Josh Keyt.
6-10-08 Ohio State gains commitment from Adam Bellamy. Wisconsin gains commitment from Zac Matthias.
6-11-08 Penn State gains commitment from Curtis Drake.
6-12-08 Notre Dame gains commitment from Ben Turk.

New Rankings:
#1 Ohio State - 16 commits
DT
*****
Johnny Simon
LB
*****
Dorian Bell
RB
****
Jordan Hall
CB
****
CJ Barnett
WR
****
James Jackson
MLB
****
Storm Klein
MLB
****
Jordan Whiting
DE
****
Melvin Fellows
OG
****
Corey Linsley
OT
****
Jack Mewhort
S
****
Jamie Wood
TE
***
Reid Fragel
DT
***
Adam Bellamy
WR
***
Chris Fields
FB
***
Adam Homan
LB
*
Zach Boren
CB
*
Dominic Clarke
Dominic Clarke is lightly-regarded at this point, but it seems like the Bucks really know what they're doing when evaluating DBs. He'll be in the high three-star range. Boren will be a three-star whose commitment is more celebrated for bringing in his brother.

#2 Michigan - 9 commits
DT
*****
William Campbell
QB
*****
Kevin Newsome
CB
****
Justin Turner
QB
****
Shavodrick Beaver
WR
****
Bryce McNeal
RB
****
Teric Jones
RB
***
Fitzgerald Toussaint
S
*
Isaiah Bell
WR
*
Jeremy Gallon
Bell will likely end up a high 3-star or low 4-star (ESPN loves him). Gallon

#3 Penn State - 12 commits
OT
*****
Eric Shrive
CB
****
Darrell Givens
DE
****
Sean Stanley
S
***
Derrick Thomas
S
***
Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
S
***
Malcolm Willis
OT
***
Mark Arcidiacono
QB
***
Curtis Drake
C
*
Ty Howle
OG
*
Frank Figueroa
WR
*
Brandon Felder
CB
*
Stephon Morris
Arcidiacono is underrated, Howle will end up as a high-three star, Figueroa a low three-star, and Felder somewhere in between. New commit Curtis Drake is being brought in as a QB unless the Nittany Lions get a top-notch signal caller in this calss (in which case he will likely be a WR). Penn State has a quantity-over-quality class right now.

#4 Notre Dame - 6 commits
RB
*****
Cierre Wood
MLB
****
Carlo Calabrese
RB
****
Theo Riddick
DT
****
Tyler Stockton
OL
***
Alex Bullard
TE
****
Jake Golic
LB
*
Dan Fox
P
*
Ben Turk
Michigan and Ohio State didn't seem to be pursuing Fox at all, and he wasn't exactly a sleeper, so I doubt he is much better than a high three-star (with requisite ND-rounding to four). New punter commit! Notre Dame will rule the world!

#5 Michigan State - 7 commits
RB
****
Edwin Baker
RB
****
Larry Caper
SLB
****
Chris Norman
WR
***
Donald Spencer
DT
***
Blake Treadwell
QB
***
Andrew Maxwell
WR
***
Patrick White
MSU has started losing coveted in-state guys to other schools.

#6 Minnesota - 5 commits
QB
****
Moses Alipate
RB
***
Hasan Lipscomb
C
***
Ed Olsen
OT
***
Josh Campion
WR
*
Victor Keise
Keise will probably end up a mid 3-star.

#7 Wisconsin - 4 commits
DT
****
Jared Kohout
OG
***
Ryan Groy
DE
***
Shelby Harris
QB
***
Jon Budmayr
OT
***
Zac Matthias
Zac Matthias brings the Badgers past Illinois. His ranking is bumped in my mind by the Wisconsin seal of approval.

#8 Illinois - 2 commits
DT
****
Lendell Buckner
OT
****
Leon Hill
Illinois started fast, but has since stagnated (and lost Melvin Fellows to the Bucks).

#9 Iowa - 2 commits
OT
****
David Barrent
FB
*
Brad Rogers
Ferentz's glory days in recruiting seem to be over.

#10 Northwestern - 2 commits
QB
***
Evan Watkins
RB
*
Mike Trumpy
At least they have some commits.

#11 Indiana - 1 commit
DE
***
Josh Keyt
Keyt is a long snapper/DE who will greyshirt, according to IUFootball (who deserves props: writing about Indiana football has to be among the most thankless jobs out there).

12th - Purdue (0 commits)

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