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Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 7-12-08

Action since last rankings:
7-5-08 Ohio State gains commitment from Sam Longo.
7-7-08 Notre Dame gains commitment from Marlon Pollard. Purdue gains commitment from Gary Bush.
7-8-08 Michigan State gains commitment from Nate Klatt. Notre Dame gains commitment from Tyler Eifert.
7-10-08 Indiana gains commitment from Duwyce Wilson.

New Rankings:
#1 Ohio State - 24 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
OL
***
Sam Longo
Sam Longo commits. OSU probably has 3-4 slots left for people like Marcus Hall, Jaamal Berry, etc.

#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
Michigan is waiting for more commits.

#3 Penn State - 15 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
OT
***
Adam Gress
RB
***
Curtis Dukes
OG
*
Frank Figueroa
WR
*
Christian Kuntz
Adam Gress, Curtis Dukes, and Christian Kuntz commit.

#4 Notre Dame - 11 commits
RB
*****
Cierre Wood
MLB
****
Carlo Calabrese
RB
****
Theo Riddick
DT
****
Tyler Stockton
OL
****
Alex Bullard
CB
****
Marlon Pollard
TE
***
Jake Golic
TE
***
Tyler Eifert
LB
***
Dan Fox
P
*
Ben Turk
K
*
Nicholas Tausch
The Irish grab two prospects, is big-timer Chris Watt on the horizon?

#5 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
Wisconsin moves past Michigan State because I give slightly more value (up to a bonus star) to any offensive lineman that Wisconsin deems worthy (and they have 3 so far in this class).

#6 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
OL
*
Nate Klatt
Nate Klatt becomes a Spartan.

#7 Minnesota - 8 commits
QB
****
Moses Alipate
RB
***
Hasan Lipscomb
C
***
Ed Olsen
OT
***
Josh Campion
WR
*
Victor Keise
DE
*
Nick Rengel
OL
*
Brooks Michel
K
*
Dan Orseske
Keise, Rengel, and Michel probably low-3/high-2 guys. Kickers are rarely rated very well.

#8 Illinois - 5 commits
DT
****
Lendell Buckner
OT
****
Leon Hill
WR
***
Steve Hull
CB
*
Joelil Thrash
FB
*
Greg Fuller
Steve Hull to the Illini.

#9 Indiana - 9 commits
DT
***
Adam Replogle
WR
***
Jamonne Chester
WR
***
Duwyce Wilson
DE
*
Josh Keyt
QB
*
Edward Wright-Baker
S
*
Nick Zachery
LB
*
Jeremy Gainer
S
*
Kenny Watkins
S
*
Demetrius Carr
S
*
Ted Bolser
Indiana gets a boatload of commits. Keyt will be a 2-star (he is being brought in as a greyshirt long-snapper), Gainer might end up a mid-to-high 3-star, and the rest will be in the low 3-star range.

#10 Northwestern - 4 commits
QB
***
Evan Watkins
RB
*
Mike Trumpy
DE
*
Anthony Battle
WR
*
Drew Moulton
Northwestern is still in on a couple of big-timers. Will they be able to land one?

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

#12 Purdue - 2 commit
S
*
Ishmael Aristide
WR
*
Gary Bush
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.

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“Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 7-12-08”