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Big Ten 2009 Recruiting Class Rankings 12-7-08

Action since last rankings:
11-25-08 Iowa loses commitment from Justin Lattimore.
11-29-08 Illinois gains commitment from Kraig Appleton.
12-2-08 Northwestern gains commitment from Jeff Budzein.
12-4-08 Purdue gains commitment from Cody Davis.
12-5-08 Purdue gains commitment from Xavier Reese.
12-6-08 Wisconsin gains commitment from Darius Thomas.

New Rankings:
#1 Ohio State - 24 commits
LB
*****
Dorian Bell
RB
****
Jaamal Berry
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
****
Justin Green
RB
****
Carlos Hyde
CB
****
Corey Brown
WR
****
Chris Fields
CB
****
Dominic Clarke
WR
***
Duron Carter
DE
***
Jonathan Newsome
TE
***
Reid Fragel
DT
***
Adam Bellamy
FB
***
Adam Homan
LB
***
Zach Boren
OL
***
Sam Longo
DT
***
Johnny Simon


#2 Michigan - 20 commits
CB
****
Justin Turner
QB
****
Tate Forcier
QB
****
Shavodrick Beaver
RB
****
Fitzgerald Toussaint
S
****
Vladimir Emilien
WR
****
Jeremy Gallon
OL
****
Michael Schofield
DT
****
DeQuinta Jones
DE
****
Anthony LaLota
DE
****
Craig Roh
DT
****
Pearlie Graves
S
***
Isaiah Bell
WR
***
DeWayne Peace
RB
***
Teric Jones
LB
***
Jordan Barnes
S
***
Mike Jones
LB
***
Brandin Hawthorne
RB
***
Vincent Smith
S
***
Thomas Gordon
K
**
Brendan Gibbons


#3 Notre Dame - 17 commits
RB
*****
Cierre Wood
WR
****
Shaquelle Evans
OL
****
Chris Watt
RB
****
Theo Riddick
DT
****
Tyler Stockton
OL
****
Alex Bullard
CB
****
Marlon Pollard
LB
****
Dan Fox
OL
****
Zach Martin
LB
****
Zeke Motta
S
***
Nyshier Oliver
S
***
EJ Banks
TE
***
Tyler Eifert
MLB
***
Carlo Calabrese
P
***
Ben Turk
K
**
Nicholas Tausch
TE
**
Jake Golic


#4 Michigan State - 16 commits
RB
****
Edwin Baker
RB
****
Larry Caper
SLB
****
Chris Norman
OL
****
David Barrent
WR
****
Donald Spencer
DT
****
Blake Treadwell
QB
****
Andrew Maxwell
OL
****
Nate Klatt
WR
***
Dana Dixon
LB
***
Tyquan Hammock
OL
***
Micajah Reynolds
WR
***
Patrick White
DE
***
Dan France
LB
***
Denicos Allen
WR
***
Bennie Fowler
TE
**
Derek Hoebing


#5 Illinois - 16 commits
WR
****
Kraig Appleton
DT
****
Lendell Buckner
OT
****
Leon Hill
QB
****
Nathan Scheelhaase
RB
****
Bud Golden
WR
****
Terry Hawthorne
DE
****
Craig Drummond
OL
***
Andrew Carter
FB
***
Greg Fuller
OL
***
Hugh Thornton
DT
***
Tank Carradine
WR
***
Steve Hull
S
**
Tommie Hopkins
CB
**
Joelil Thrash
OL
**
Jake Feldmeyer
LB
**
Darryl Lee


#6 Penn State - 20 commits
OT
****
Eric Shrive
CB
****
Darrell Givens
DE
****
Sean Stanley
S
****
Derrick Thomas
S
***
Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
S
***
Malcolm Willis
C
***
Ty Howle
CB
***
Stephon Morris
WR
***
Brandon Felder
OT
***
Adam Gress
OL
***
Nate Cadogan
RB
***
Curtis Dukes
LB
***
Glenn Carson
ATH
***
Devon Smith
K
***
Anthony Fera
QB
**
Curtis Drake
OG
**
Frank Figueroa
WR
**
Christian Kuntz
OT
**
Mark Arcidiacono
DE
**
Garry Gilliam


#7 Wisconsin - 17 commits
DT
****
Jared Kohout
DE
****
Shelby Harris
DE
****
David Gilbert
RB
****
Montee Ball
LB
***
Conor O'Neill
DE
***
Tyler Dippel
OG
***
Ryan Groy
QB
***
Jon Budmayr
OT
***
Zac Matthias
TE
***
Brian Wozniak
MLB
***
Chris Borland
OL
***
Travis Frederick
LB
***
AJ Fenton
WR
***
Jeff Duckworth
OL
**
Casey Dehn
S
**
Jason Peprah
CB
**
Darius Thomas


#8 Indiana - 16 commits
LB
****
Jeremy Gainer
QB
***
Edward Wright-Baker
DT
***
Adam Replogle
WR
***
Jamonne Chester
WR
***
Duwyce Wilson
OL
***
Charles Chapman
QB
***
Dustin Kiel
OL
***
Colin Rodkey
CB
***
Lawrence Barnett
K
***
Mitch Ewald
S
***
Nick Zachery
S
***
Demetrius Carr
S
***
Ted Bolser
OL
***
Pat McShane
S
***
Kenny Watkins
DE
**
Javon Cornley


#9 Minnesota - 15 commits
RB
****
Hasan Lipscomb
WR
****
Hayo Carpenter
QB
***
Moses Alipate
C
***
Ed Olsen
OT
***
Josh Campion
WR
***
Victor Keise
OL
***
Brooks Michel
LB
***
Kendell Gregory-McGhee
DB
***
Kerry Lewis
TE
***
Ra'Shede Hageman
DT
***
Joey Searcy
DE
***
Matt Garin
DE
**
Nick Rengel
K
**
Dan Orseske
CB
*
Daryl Robinson


#10 Northwestern - 15 commits
OL
****
Patrick Ward
QB
***
Evan Watkins
RB
***
Mike Trumpy
DE
***
Anthony Battle
LB
***
Will Studlien
OL
***
Taylor Paxton
DB
***
Davion Fleming
RB
***
Arby Fields
OL
**
Brian Smith
WR
**
Drew Moulton
LB
**
Tim Riley
LB
**
Tyler Scott
DE
**
John Plasencia
K
**
Jeff Budzein
S
*
Cooper Gerami


#11 Iowa - 12 commits
WR
****
Keenan Davis
RB
****
Brandon Wegher
WR
***
Jordan Cotton
FB
***
Brad Rogers
OL
**
Drew Clark
DT
**
Scott Covert
OL
**
Brett Van Sloten
TE
**
Anthony Schiavone
LB
**
Tyler Harrell
LB
**
Shane DiBona
LB
**
Martin Hopkins
CB
**
Joshua Brown


#12 Purdue - 12 commits
DT
***
Eric McDaniel
DE
***
Shayon Green
TE
***
Gabrison Holmes
WR
***
Xavier Reese
DT
**
Cody Davis
DE
**
Trevor Foy
S
**
Ishmael Aristide
WR
**
Gary Bush
QB
**
Rob Henry
WR
**
Josh Johnson
DT
**
Brandon Taylor
DB
*
Chris Quinn

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

  1. Blogger Jeff Says:

    Is Penn State's class really that bad that they're behind Illinois, MSU and Notre Dame. I understand that you don't just rate them based on quantity, but it's still a little surprising that they're behind all three.

  2. Blogger Tim Says:

    Michigan State and Notre Dame are really far ahead of the Nittany Lions.

    Illinois is ahead of them now that the Illini have a better top-end class, with room for more improvement, while Penn State is loaded up on 2-star guys.

  3. Blogger Tim Says:

    By which I meant "2- and 3- star guys."

  4. Anonymous Bill Patriarch Says:

    Kevin Newsome is Penn State's 22nd recruit of its class, which should be finalized in early February, but I haven't found who the Lions commited in the "21st spot". How do you think the addition of Newsome changes Penn State's class ranking? And with JoePa's three year extention official, is there anyone besides the players I mention below that might now have Penn State on their short list?

    Maryland linebacker Jelani Jenkins, Delaware receiver Justin Brown and Virginia athlete Antone Exum.