In what will become a regularly updated feature, here is the first iteration of the Class of 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings. All of the data is compiled by Trent Montemayor, who also compiled the 2012 rankings two weeks ago. With just 14 commitments throughout the conference, it’s still early for the class of 2013 but several schools like Michigan, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana have gotten off to a nice start.
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg.||Scout Avg.||ESPN Avg.|
Michigan leads the way in the early 2013 rankings. It’ll be interesting to see if any of the commits make a rise in rankings next summer similar to Glenn Robinson III and Nick Stauskas in the class of 2012.
The decommitment of Derek Willis hurts but Matt Painter is putting together a very solid 2013 class with three commitments rated 4-stars by at least one national service.
Illinois landed a commitment from Malcolm Hill, a consensus top-100 four star wing. Hill joins Jalen James as the second highly regarded in-state prospect in the class and provides a great core to Weber’s 2013 class.
Despite not having any ‘12 commits Ohio State has already locked up a good one in the class of 2013 with Marc Loving. Loving is probably a better talent than James or Hill at Illinois but the size of Ohio State’s class puts the Buckeyes behind the Illini.
Indiana continues to recruit their own state hard and picked up a pair of early commitments from Eric Gordon All-Stars teammates Devin Davis and Collin Hartman. Both prospects fell in the rankings somewhat but still appear to be high-major capable wings.
|Imara (I.J.) Ready||PG||AR||NR||NR||2|
Nebraska went south for a point guard to pull Ready, who reported a Texas A&M offer when he committed,out of Arkansas.
Serbian forward has a typical Euro-forward build and quirky game at this point in his development.
No commits yet for the Hawkeyes.
No commits yet for the Spartans.
No commits yet for the Gophers.
No commits yet for the Nittany Lions.
No commits yet for the Badgers.