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Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 6-28-08

(Tons of) Action since last rankings:
6-21-08 Illinois gains commitment from Greg Fuller.
6-22-08 Ohio State gains commitments from Carlos Hyde and Justin Green. Wisconsin gains commitment from Montee Ball. Northwestern gains commitment from Anthony Battle.
6-23-08 Ohio State gains commitments from Bradley McDougald and Corey Brown. Illinois gains commitment from Joelil Thrash. Northwestern gains commitment from Drew Moulton.
6-24-08 Michigan gains commitment from Jordan Barnes. Michigan gains commitment from DeWayne Peace. Ohio State gains commitment from Jonathan Newsome. Wisconsin gains commitment from Chris Borland.
6-25-08 Michigan State gains commitment from Micajah Reynolds. Wisconsin gains commitment from Brian Wozniak.
6-26-08 Indiana gains commitment from Nick Zachery. Wisconsin gains commitment from Travis Frederick.

New Rankings:
#1 Ohio State - 23 commits
DT
*****
Johnny Simon
LB
*****
Dorian Bell
DE
*****
Melvin Fellows
CB
****
CJ Barnett
WR
****
James Jackson
MLB
****
Storm Klein
MLB
****
Jordan Whiting
RB
****
Jordan Hall
OG
****
Corey Linsley
OT
****
Jack Mewhort
S
****
Jamie Wood
WR
****
Duron Carter
WR
****
Justin Green
RB
****
Carlos Hyde
CB
****
Corey Brown
S
***
Bradley McDougald
DE
***
Jonathan Newsome
TE
***
Reid Fragel
DT
***
Adam Bellamy
WR
***
Chris Fields
FB
***
Adam Homan
LB
***
Zach Boren
CB
***
Dominic Clarke
Huge week for the Bucks with tons of commits. Their remaining slots are probably reserved for specific guys they know they'll get (i.e. Marcus Hall).

#2 Michigan - 12 commits
DT
*****
William Campbell
QB
*****
Kevin Newsome
CB
****
Justin Turner
QB
****
Shavodrick Beaver
WR
****
Bryce McNeal
RB
****
Teric Jones
RB
***
Fitzgerald Toussaint
WR
***
DeWayne Peace
OL
***
Michael Schofield
S
***
Isaiah Bell
LB
***
Jordan Barnes
WR
***
Jeremy Gallon
A pair of three-stars in Jordan Barnes and DeWayne Peace for Michigan.

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

#4 Notre Dame - 9 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
K
*
Nicholas Tausch
Nothing new for Notre Dame. Is Charlie's gravity losing its pull?

#5 Michigan State - 9 commits
RB
****
Edwin Baker
RB
****
Larry Caper
SLB
****
Chris Norman
WR
***
Donald Spencer
DT
***
Blake Treadwell
QB
***
Andrew Maxwell
WR
***
Patrick White
WR
***
Dana Dixon
OL
*
Micajah Reynolds
Micajah Reynolds commits.

#7 Wisconsin - 9 commits
DT
****
Jared Kohout
OG
***
Ryan Groy
DE
***
Shelby Harris
QB
***
Jon Budmayr
OT
***
Zac Matthias
RB
***
Montee Ball
TE
***
Brian Wozniak
MLB
*
Chris Borland
OL
*
Travis Frederick
Montee Ball, Brian Wozniak, and Travis Frederick commit to the Badgers.

#6 Minnesota - 6 commits
QB
****
Moses Alipate
RB
***
Hasan Lipscomb
C
***
Ed Olsen
OT
***
Josh Campion
WR
*
Victor Keise
DE
*
Nick Rengel
Keise will probably end up a low 3-star/high 2-star. Same with Rengel.

#8 Illinois - 4 commits
DT
****
Lendell Buckner
OT
****
Leon Hill
CB
*
Joelil Thrash
FB
*
Greg Fuller
The Illini pick up two unrated commits.

#10 Northwestern - 4 commits
QB
***
Evan Watkins
RB
*
Mike Trumpy
DE
*
Anthony Battle
WR
*
Drew Moulton
Two unrated commits for Northwestern.

#9 Iowa - 2 commits
OT
***
David Barrent
FB
*
Brad Rogers
Ferentz's glory days in recruiting seem to be over. Barrent drops to 3 stars in Scout update.

#11 Purdue - 1 commit
S
*
Ismael Aristide
Not sure where Aristide will be ranked, but it has to be a more important commit than a long-snapper. He was on the verge of becoming a big prospect before a junior year injury.

#12 Indiana - 3 commits
DE
*
Josh Keyt
QB
*
Edward Wright-Baker
S
*
Nick Zachery.
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). Hoosiers grab Nick Zachery.

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