Scott Frost and his staff are doing a nice job in their first full Nebraska football recruiting cycle. At the same time, Ohio State’s efforts have taken an understandable hit since the Urban Meyer retirement news.
As a result, we’ve seen some interesting shifts in the recruiting rankings.
Ohio State has been the dominant force in Big Ten recruiting throughout Meyer’s tenure. Odds are, Ryan Day and company will finish strong this winter.
However, the last few days haven’t been great for the Buckeyes. The program has lost commitments from 2020 four-star players Lejond Cavazos and Jake Wray since Meyer announced his retirement, and hasn’t landed a 2019 commitment since over a month ago.
Nebraska football has landed three 2019 commits in that time, and has now jumped Ohio State in Rivals’ team rankings.
A large part of the gap is due to the eight-player edge Nebraska has, but still, no Big Ten program is going to apologize for why it is ahead of Ohio State.
The Huskers landed one of their biggest recruits on Wednesday. Four-star running back Wandale Robinson flipped from his home-state Kentucky Wildcats. He’s now the second-highest rated player to commit to Nebraska, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings.
Not every recruiting site agrees with the disparity here. The other major one, 247, has Ohio State solidly ahead of Nebraska at No. 11 in the country, with the Huskers down at No. 23. That’s a strange gap, especially considering the composite rankings factor in Rivals’ numbers.
Both sites currently rank Michigan’s recruiting class at the top of the Big Ten.