Top position classes: Big Ten
February, 25, 2014
By Gerry Hamilton | ESPN Insider
With national signing day in the books, RecruitingNation is looking at the top position classes in each conference. For the full series, click here.
While Penn State has one of the nation’s top young quarterbacks returning in Christian Hackenberg, the Nittany Lions needed to look to the long-term future and build depth at the position in this class. James Franklin certainly did that with his initial class in Happy Valley. No. 6 pocket passer Michael O’Connor (Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy) has already enrolled, and will quickly begin his development process. His size, ball placement and upside make him a near ideal fit in Penn State’s pro-style scheme. Three-star athlete Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods) is a second possible signal-caller in the class.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
7:42 4th Qtr Iowa 17 Pittsburgh 20 14:00 4th Qtr Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 59 12:20 4th Qtr Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 21 12:40 4th Qtr Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 28 4:40 3rd Qtr Bowling Green 10 19 Wisconsin 62 10:11 3rd Qtr Maryland 31 Syracuse 13 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan
3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy
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4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State
4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota
4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois
4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska