Ohio State still leading the way in Big Ten
July, 2, 2010
By Bill Kurelic
It is only the beginning of July, but there are already dozens and dozens of commitments to Big Ten schools. That makes it a good time to look at how each team is doing in stacking their rosters for the future. The schools are in alphabetical order and the number immediately after the school is the number of current commitments for that school. Illinois Fighting Illini (6): Coach Ron Zook and his staff are coming off a tough season on the field, which isn't making things any easier on the recruiting trail, especially in-state. Of Zook's six commitments three are from the state of Illinois, but none of the three would be among the top 10 prospects in the state. Zook's three out-of-state commitments are headed up by running back, Zeph Grimes (Bamberg, S.C./Ehrhardt). Indiana Hoosiers (18): The biggest surprise among Big Ten recruiting is the number of commitments Indiana coach Bill Lynch has landed. While the Hoosiers don't have the top class in terms of talent, their 18 commitments are No. 1 in terms of quantity. Tre Roberson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central), who picked Indiana over a scholarship offer from Purdue, is arguably the top in-state prospect among the six Lynch has convinced to stay close to home. Outside of the state, Lynch has landed a very good prospect from the state of Michigan in defensive back/wide receiver Raymon Taylor (Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park).