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Recruiting Around the B1G

Who's hot on the recruiting trail in the Big Ten? Who's not?

Mark Dantonio and his staff were rewarded with a high-level back for their play on the field.
Mark Dantonio and his staff were rewarded with a high-level back for their play on the field.
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Tell me who rocks? Who sells out in the stores?

Plus one if you caught that joke. If not, scratch your head in confusion and continue reading to see why Mark Dantonio is this week's B.I.G. recruiting winner.


Offensive lineman David Moorman is waiting on an offer from OSU but will still visit Illinois($).

Illinois has offered ATH Jack Hockaday($) and WR Auden Tate($).


OL Evan Mallory plans on seeing the Hoosiers($). Indiana is also showing interest in Keshawn Vaughn, who doesn't have an offer but is talking to LSU, Notre Dame, UCLA and others.

The Hoosiers have offered 2015 QB Tommy Stevens.


OL Nathan Veloz, OL Levi Paulsen, OL Evan Mallory, ATH Ronald Nash and OL Bryce Meeker all checked out Iowa this week. The Hawkeyes are obviously in the market for some lineman.


Wide receiver David Njoku has decommitted from Rutgers and is giving Maryland a serious look.

Maryland has also offered 2015 DE Ryan Buchholz. The Terps have already offered four-star 2015 OL Richie Petitbon and hope to land him because of his ties to the program($).

Michigan State

The Spartans picked up a huge commitment from RB Madre London. The bigger back is only a three-star composite player but looks like a four-star on tape. He runs with authority, has a solid frame and catches the ball very well out of the backfield. He turned down offers from Wisconsin, Florida State, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and Nebraska to become a Spartan.

Scout's MSU website gives a long rundown of MSU's big recruiting weekend. A decent list of high school football players were in attendance to see the Spartans push Michigan around.


The Gophers have offered Southern Miss safety commitment Demetrius Kemp. They also received a visit from 3-star receiver Rashad Canty($), who liked his visit to Minnesota but doesn't want to rush things.


The Huskers will receive visits from two defensive lineman soon when Dalvon Stuckey and Darius Slade($) come to town. Slade is also very interested in Michigan State.

It should also be noted that Nebraska's top remaining running back target chose Michigan State over the Huskers.


Four-star DE/TE Garrett Dickerson has Stanford and Northwestern at the top of his list. He can play on both sides of the ball, and that could affect his decision:

"I think for him he'll have to decide what side of the ball he wants to play on," Campanile began. "That will have an effect on his decision. Northwestern has said you can play whatever you'd like. Stanford has mainly looked at him as mainly an outside linebacker with the thought he could play tight end if for whatever reason things didn't work out.

His brother plays for the Wildcats, which could help in the end.

The Northwestern staff will be on the road seeing recruits this week.

Ohio State

Four-star OL Austin Clark saw OSU crush PSU and was very impressed($). Ohio State is still capitalizing off of its huge win over the Nittany Lions.

2016 DE/TE Isaac Nauta loved OSU's uniforms($):

"I love uniforms," Nauta said. "I'm a big guy about uniforms.

Well, certainly it was no accident that when Nauta was being shown around by Mark Pantoni that he walked by a display in the Woody Hayes Facility of alternate/rivalry Ohio State uniforms.

"I was looking at the display," Nauta said. "They had about five different uniforms they have worn. I liked that. Those were some cool uniforms."

Come on, man.

Penn State

PSU offered four-star running back Bryce Love. He's a smaller back who can catch the rock out of the backfield.

A long list of recruits($) saw Penn State's entertaining win over Illinois.


Drue Tranquill, who was once a priority for the Michigan Wolverines, will soon decide between Purdue and Notre Dame($).

Illinois DE Will Colmery committed to the Boilermakers.


Rutgers has offered 2016 OL Nick Krimin.


OL commit Jaden Gault had a great time at Arkansas($), home of the Badger's former head coach.

Three-star safety DaeJuan Funderburk will see Wisconsin sometime in the future.


The big takeaway this week comes from Michigan State, which thoroughly impressed talented running back Madre London by beating Michigan down for four quarters, resulting in London committing to the Spartans. Nothing else too major happened in recruiting this week.