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Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 7-26-08

Scout unveiled a new set of rankings, but I'm not going to bother updating the stars for now, since I'm planning to switch to Rivals' rankings son anyway.

Action since last rankings:
7-19-08 Minnesota gains commitment from Eric Stephens.
7-20-08 Notre Dame gains commitment from Zach Martin. Illinois gains commitments from Tommie Hopkins and Terry Hawthorne.
7-21-08 Michigan gains commitment from DeQuinta Jones. Wisconsin gains commitment from Jeff Duckworth.
7-22-08 Michigan State gains commitment from Tyquan Hammock.
7-23-08 Purdue gains commitment from Rob Henry

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 - 13 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
DE
***
DeQuinta Jones
A defensive end goes a long way to easing Michigan fans' fears about the position.

#3 Penn State - 16 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
OL
***
Nate Cadogan
OG
*
Frank Figueroa
WR
*
Christian Kuntz
Nate Cadogan commitment is now official. Figueroa and Kuntz figure to be low three-star types, maybe dropping in twos.

#4 Notre Dame - 13 commits
RB
*****
Cierre Wood
OL
*****
Chris Watt
MLB
****
Carlo Calabrese
RB
****
Theo Riddick
DT
****
Tyler Stockton
OL
****
Alex Bullard
CB
****
Marlon Pollard
TE
***
Jake Golic
TE
***
Tyler Eifert
LB
***
Dan Fox
OL
***
Zach Martin
P
*
Ben Turk
K
*
Nicholas Tausch
Chris Watt commits, failing to realize that ND OL have underperformed horrifically in recent times. Turk and Tausch have a rating ceiling of high three-stars (standard for non-all-world kickers).

#5 Wisconsin - 10 commits
DT
****
Jared Kohout
OG
***
Ryan Groy
DE
***
Shelby Harris
QB
***
Jon Budmayr
OT
***
Zac Matthias
RB
***
Montee Ball
TE
***
Brian Wozniak
WR
**
Jeff Duckworth
MLB
*
Chris Borland
OL
*
Travis Frederick
Wisconsin's OL commits get a bonus half0star because of their inherent Wisconsin-ness. Jeff Duckworth drops for the Badgers.

#6 Michigan State - 13 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
LB
***
Tyquan Hammock
OL
*
Micajah Reynolds
OL
*
Nate Klatt
WR
*
Bennie Fowler
TE
*
Derek Hoebing
Tyquan Hammock goes green after not getting the Michigan offer he wanted.

#7 Minnesota - 9 commits
QB
****
Moses Alipate
RB
***
Hasan Lipscomb
C
***
Ed Olsen
OT
***
Josh Campion
RB
**
Eric Stephens
WR
*
Victor Keise
DE
*
Nick Rengel
OL
*
Brooks Michel
K
*
Dan Orseske
Gophers pick up Eric Stephens, whom the recruiting sites give vastly different rankings (Scout 2-star, Rivals 4-star).

#8 Illinois - 8 commits
DT
****
Lendell Buckner
OT
****
Leon Hill
QB
****
Nathan Scheelhaase
WR
****
Terry Hawthorne
WR
***
Steve Hull
S
**
Tommie Hopkins
CB
**
Joelil Thrash
FB
*
Greg Fuller
The Illini grab Terry Hawthorne and Tommie Hopkins. Is Hawthorne's teammate Kraig Appleton next to drop?

#9 Indiana - 15 commits
LB
***
Jeremy Gainer
QB
***
Edward Wright-Baker
DT
***
Adam Replogle
WR
***
Jamonne Chester
WR
***
Duwyce Wilson
OL
***
Charles Chapman
QB
***
Dustin Kiel
CB
**
Lawrence Barnett
DE
**
Josh Keyt
S
**
Nick Zachery
S
**
Kenny Watkins
S
**
Demetrius Carr
S
**
Ted Bolser
OL
**
Pat McShane
K
*
Mitch Ewald
Dustin Kiel, Lawrence Barnett, Charles Chapman, Mitch Ewald, and Pat McShane commit. While the Hoosiers have a lot of commitments (which would rank them higher in many ranking systems) their abundance of 2-star guys really limits where this class can end up.

#10 Northwestern - 4 commits
QB
***
Evan Watkins
RB
*
Mike Trumpy
DE
*
Anthony Battle
WR
*
Drew Moulton
Trumpy and Battle will be low threes, Moulton a high two.

#11 Purdue - 4 commits
DT
****
Kris Cooke
QB
***
Rob Henry
S
*
Ishmael Aristide
WR
*
Gary Bush
Aristide could end up a high three-star. He was on the verge of being a big prospect before a bad junior year injury. Bush will be a mid three-star. The Boilermakers pass Iowa.

#12 Iowa - 2 commits
OT
***
David Barrent
FB
*
Brad Rogers
Ferentz's glory days in recruiting seem to be over. Rogers will end up a low two-star.

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