Class of 2012 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: October 5th, 2011

Dylan Burkhardt
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg. Scout Avg. ESPN Avg.
1 Indiana 5 4.00 3.60 3.60
2 Michigan State 3 4.00 3.67 4.00
3 Purdue 3 3.67 3.67 3.67
4 Iowa 5 2.80 3.00 3.20
5 Michigan 2 4.00 3.50 4.00
6 Wisconsin 1 5.00 4.00 4.00
7 Northwestern 3 1.00 2.67 2.33
8 Nebraska 4 1.50 0.00 0.75
9 Penn State 2 1.50 0.00 2.00
10 Minnesota 1 3.00 0.00 3.00
11 Illinois 1 0.00 2.00 3.00
12 Ohio State 0 N/A N/A N/A

Here are the latest 2012 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings with updated compiled by Trent Montemayor.  The most notable commitment around the conference was 4-star big man Adam Woodbury opting to stay home and commit to Iowa over North Carolina. Here’s a full rundown of the action since the last rankings update:

  • 9/5/11 Nebraska adds commitment from Shavon Shields
  • 9/5/11 Penn State adds commitment from Brandon Taylor
  • 9/11/11 Illinois adds commitment from Michael Orris
  • 9/14/11 Iowa adds commitment from Adam Woodbury
  • 9/17/11 Nebraska adds commitment from Jerran Young
  • 9/20/11 Nebraska adds commitment from Benny Parker
  • 9/25/11 Iowa adds commitment from Anthony Clemons

Full class breakdowns after the jump.

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Kevin Ferrell PG IN 5 4 4
Jeremy Hollowell SF IN 4 4 4
Peter Jurkin C NC 3 3 3
Ron Patterson SG IN 3 3 3
Hanner Perea PF IN 5 4 4
Michigan State
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Matt Costello PF MI 4 4 4
Kenny Kaminski PF OH 4 4 4
Denzel Valentine SF MI 4 3 4
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Raphael Davis SG IN 3 3 4
Ronnie Johnson PG IN 4 4 4
Jay Simpson PF IN 4 4 3
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Anthony Clemmons PG MI NR 2 2
Mike Gesell PG NE 4 4 4
Patrick Ingram SG IN 3 2 3
Kyle Meyer C GA 3 3 3
Adam Woodbury C IA 4 4 4
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Glenn Robinson III SF IN 4 4 4
Nick Stauskas SG CAN 4 3 4
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Sam Dekker SF WI 5 4 4
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Kale Abrahamson SF IA 3 3 3
Sanjay Lumpkin SG MN NR 3 2
Alex Olah C IN NR 2 2
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Keith Coleman PF IA NR NR NR
Benny Parker PG KS 3 NR 1
Shavon Shields SG KS 3 NR 2
Jerran Young SF TX NR NR NR
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Wally Ellenson SG WI 3 NR 3
Penn State
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Akosa Maduegbunam SF MA NR NR 2
Brandon Taylor PF PA 3 NR 2
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Michael Orris PG IL NR 2 3
Ohio State

No commitments.

  • Billiam

    Wisco gets borderline 5* recruits?  Maybe I’m used to FB recruiting (where they get 3* guys) but DANG!

    P.S. Lil’ Dawg should be a 5*.

  • Flwolve

    Does UM move into the top spot if/when we add McGary?

    • No. It would put them firmly at No. 2 but Indiana’s class is still deeper and stronger. 

      • kennyYe

        not sure, at least not before Perea’s eligibility issue is all cleared out. 

        • SuhrEric

          its not an issue

  • kennyYe

    I don’t like any system that values quantity over quality.

    • Not sure what exactly you are referring to but Iowa has two commits with the similar rankings to Michigan’s two commits, then three other commits.

      • gpsimms

        how would you rank the classes though?  Like yeah I see espn/rivals/scout put us there…but do you believe like most around here that Stauskus is underrated and GRIII is borderline 5*?  What schools in the conference would you trade classes with?  I think indiana only.

        • Purdue’s class is very good, Ronnie Johnson will be a good one. Michigan State’s class is solid as well. I’m a fan of Robinson (don’t think he’s a five star) and Stauskas (think 50-75 range where he is is probably fair). The idea behind these rankings is to mostly utilize national opinion though and a two-man class is always going to have trouble against bigger and deeper classes.

          • kennyYe

            Rivals ranks Michigan at #12 ahead of Michigan State, Purdue, and Iowa, although I am not sure if they have the woodbury commitment factored in. Pitts with 2 commitment, is at #5. 
   has Michigan’s class behind those 3 and outside of 25, but the one man class of duke and Kentucky still are higher than Michigan State and Purdue. Pitts is at #12.  

            ESPN has Michigan at 24 behind the three, put they have Iowa ahead of Purdue. Pitts is at #4.  Duke and Kentucky, for now, are not in their top 25. 

            I really cannot figure out what are the formulae behind these rankings. Seemingly very arbitrary. 

            If Michigan gets Mitch, will for certain take over Pitts, and ranked top 5 in both Rivals and ESPN.

  • kainkitizen

    It’s good to see that the conference is doing well with recruiting.  It’s only going to get better in the coming years with recruiting.  Bring on the basketball season.  I’m so ready for it!!

  • Vigorish

    You show us with 3 recruits…know something you’re not telling us??

    • Vigorish

      Ooops…never mind!  Wishful thinking on McGary.

  • Btrudell3119

    This is all real nice but it only matters how kids play when they get there and how well they get coached, Look at Tim he was a 3 star but where’s he at now. You can’t tell much from rankings. 

    • JBlair52


  • Mattski

    LA Times interviews Darius Morris in piece about how NBA rookies are dealing with not getting paid:,0,3021514.story

    Says he is negotiating a sponsorship deal with Nike. Those guys know a good thing when they see one.