The college football season ended on Monday night, which means recruiting takes center stage. With that in mind, it is a good time to look at what has gone right and wrong on the recruiting front for each Big Ten team, who is each team's top commitment and who is its top remaining target. The number next to the school is the number of commitments that school currently has.
Illinois (26)What has gone right: Since I last ran this feature Ron Zook has landed defensive back Dondi Kirby (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway), a big get. Kirby is coming off knee surgery, but when healthy is a great prospect. What has gone wrong: Zook has landed nine prospects from his home-state, but none of the very top level prospects from Illinois. Top commitment: DB Dondi Kirby (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) Top remaining target: DB Raymon Taylor (Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park)
Indiana (18)What has gone right: Former Hoosier coach Bill Lynch landed a large group of early commitments, 21 to be exact. It was a solid group, arguably the best group of prospects headed to Indiana in the past few years. What has gone wrong: With the firing of Lynch the Hoosiers are now down to 18 commitments and that includes DB Ramon Taylor (Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park) who is visiting other schools, but at least for now says he is still committed to the Hoosiers. Top commitment: Defensive back/wide receiver Raymon Taylor (Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park) Top remaining target: Keeping Taylor from defecting.
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