- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
The Big Ten has some excellent individual recruiters within the conference, but individual efforts are only as good as the program as a whole. So which are the top five best recruiting jobs in the Big Ten?
Here is a look at the list, and why each team ranks where they do.
1. Ohio State
Proximity to out-of-state talent: Geographically, Ohio State is in a good spot. It’s only a few hours from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. It also isn’t too far from Illinois, so the campus is easily accessible for most Midwest prospects. That doesn’t always matter with Ohio State, though, as the Buckeyes typically have a lot of in-state talent and are recruiting the South heavily.
1dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman
2dSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information
2dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy