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B1G Recruiting Update: 5-2-2015

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May 2, 2015 at 9:41pm
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Purdue made a big move in the 2016 rankings.

Purdue made a big move in the 2016 rankings.

Apologies to those who read this before it went to Blog Heaven.

PURDUE PUR-DID
Darrell Hazell and the Boilermakers picked up their first 2016 commit when cornerback Joshua Hayes committed on Thursday. The three star cornerback plays for Pike High School in Indianapolis. Congrats to Purdue for being the last B1G school to get a commit for 2016.

 

MOVING ON UP
Rutgers made the biggest move this week by moving up number 10 to number 7 in the B1G. The Scarlet Knights didn't a verbal commit, but the lack of talent selected by Illinois, Northwestern and Maryland moved Rutgers up three positions.

Wisconsin and Minnesota are the only other schools to improve their stock. Wisconsin improved two positions when OLB Mason Stokke gave his verbal on the 22nd. The Gophers were helped by two offensive tackles. Commitments by Sean Foster and Sam Schlueter rocketed Minnesota up to No. 6 on the B1G recruiting leader board.

 

Attendance at Memorial Stadium won't improve if Illinois continues to drop the ball on the recruiting trail.

Attendance at Memorial Stadium won't improve if Illinois continues to drop the ball on the recruiting trail.

BIGGEST LOSERS
If teams move up other teams must move down. Illinois fell the most dropping five spots from 7 down to 12. Rutgers lost two of the three spots it gained last week and fell to number 9. Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana all slipped one slot.

 

SUBTRACTION BY ADDITION
Michigan State had a big week by adding four commitments to the class of 2016. However, Sparty lost a spot in the rankings and saw its composite average drop .019 points.

THE CROWN STILL FITS
Ohio State did not get a commit this week, but the Buckeyes still sit atop the 2016 B1G recruiting rankings.

 

B1G RECRUITING RANKINGS 5-2-2015
RANK (PREVIOUS RANK) TEAM AVG. COMP. RATING CHANGE (+ / -) COMMITS NEW COMMITS
1 (1) OHIO STATE .931 ----- 12 -----
2 (2) PENN STATE .923 ----- 6 -----
3 (3) NEBRASKA .902 +.005 3 -----
             
4 (5) THAT TEAM .887 +.002 6 -----
5 (4) MICHIGAN STATE .874 -.019 7 4
6 (6) MINNESOTA .862 +.002 6 -----
             
7 (14) PURDUE .850 +.850 1 1
8 (11) MARYLAND .845 +.019 7 -----
9 (9) NORTHWESTERN .844 +.007 3 1
             
9 (7) RUTGERS .844 -.002 4 -----
11 (10) WISCONSIN .837 +.007 4 -----
12 (7) ILLINOIS .836 -.003 4 -----
             
13 (12) IOWA .825 ----- 2 -----
14 (13) INDIANA .813 ----- 1 -----
             
    B1G AVERAGE .862 ----- 4.7 0.43

Source: 247sports.com

Demario McCall (.977) has the second highest composite rating in Ohio State's 2016 class.

Demario McCall (.977) has the second highest composite rating in Ohio State's 2016 class. 

 

2016 B1G NEW COMMITMENTS
TEAM NAME POSITION LOCATION COMP. RATING
MICHIGAN STATE JUSTIN LAYNE WR CLEVELAND, BENEDICTINE .932
MICHIGAN STATE ABDUL ADAMS RB WASHINGTON D.C. .858
MICHIGAN STATE NOAH DAVIS  TE CINCINNATI, ST. XAVIER .850
MICHIGAN STATE JOE BACHIE ILB CLEVELAND, MIDPARK .828
         
NORTHWESTERN RODERICK CAMPBELL JR. CB SAINT LOUIS, MO .862
         
PURDUE JOSHUA HAYES CB INDIANAPOLIS .850
         
ILLINOIS NONE ----- ----- -----
         
INDIANA NONE ----- ----- -----
         
IOWA NONE ----- ----- -----
         
MARYLAND NONE ----- ----- -----
         
MINNESOTA NONE ----- ----- -----
         
NEBRASKA NONE ----- ----- -----
         
OHIO STATE NONE ----- ----- -----
         
PENN STATE NONE ----- ----- -----
         
RUTGERS NONE ----- ----- -----
         
THAT STATE NONE ----- ----- -----
         
WISCONSIN NONE ----- ----- -----

Source: 247sports.com
 

Malik Barrow

DT Malik Barrow committed to Ohio State on April 19th.
2016 HIGHEST RATED B1G COMMITS PER SCHOOL
RANK TEAM PLAYER POSITION HEIGHT WEIGHT COMP. RATING
1 OHIO STATE KAREEM WALKER RB 6-1 210 .994
2 PENN STATE SHANE SIMMONS WDE 6-4 221 .971
3 NEBRASKA JOHN RARIDON OG 6-4 260 .965
             
4 MARYLAND KEANDRE JONES OLB 6-3 198 .932
4 MICHIGAN STATE JUSTIN LAYNE** WR 6-3 180 .932
4 WISCONSIN ANTONIO WILLIAMS RB 5-11 210 .932
             
7 THAT TEAM ERIK SWENSON OT 6-7 285 .929
8 MINNESOTA SEAN FOSTER OT 6-8 285 .907
9 ILLINOIS KENTRAIL MORAN RB 5-10 192 .893
             
10 RUTGERS TREY SNEED RB 5-11 198 .868
11 NORTHWESTERN RODERICK CAMPBELL JR.** CB 5-11 180 .862
12 PURDUE JOSHUA HAYES CB 6-0 180 .850
             
13 IOWA NATE STANLEY QB 6-4 200 .842
14 INDIANA PEYTON RAMSEY QB 6-3 190 .813
             
      B1G AVERAGE 6-2 214 .906

 

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