Plenty has changed in the Big Ten, especially with Urban Meyer’s departure from Ohio State. The Buckeyes have long been the dominant recruiting power in the league, but are getting a real run in this cycle, as Ryan Day looks to build his first full recruiting class.
Ohio State currently has eight commitments, with one five-star and five four-star players. The team does have a higher average player rating by 247, though Nebraska’s three-man class is tops in that category.
As of today, though, Penn State has the league’s top class. The Nittany Lions already have 10 commitments, five of whom made their pledges in the last month.
Interestingly, Michigan, which is usually near the top of the Big Ten rankings with OSU and PSU, is down the list a bit, at No. 6 in the Big Ten.
There’s plenty of time left, and most of these classes aren’t even halfway finished. The early trends are interesting.
Penn State, Ohio State, and Iowa currently have the three best classes in the Big Ten, per 247Sports.
Here is the current breakdown of the league’s 14 teams, with total commitments, blue-chip players, and average player rating (out of 100).
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The Hawkeyes, which just produced two first round picks, and Northwestern Wildcats, which are poised for a big leap from 2019, are the big winners here. Overall, it looks like Ryan Day is going to have to prove himself a worthy heir to Urban Meyer’s job to start producing the same types of recruiting results, though with six blue chip players committed, Ohio State’s on very solid footing.