Big Ten Fall Recruiting Rankings

Ohio State leads conference's four Top 25 nationally ranked classes

Nov. 14, 2007


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Overview: The Ohio State Buckeyes land in our Top 10 nationally to edge Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana for the top spot as the Big Ten heads into the fall signing period. Overall, the conference has had an average year with most of the schools getting at least one player who can help next fall.  But there are a number of schools who are looking to make key additions and shake up our final rankings of the Big Ten classes this fall.


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1.  Ohio State (National Ranking - No. 7) - 4 Commitments: No. 9 B.J. Mullens, 6-foot-10, C, Canal Winchester, Ohio;  No. 15 William Buford, 6-foot-5, SG, Toledo, Ohio Libbey;  No. 88 Anthony Crater, 6-foot-1, PG, Wolfeboro, N.H., Brewster Academy;  Walter Offutt, 6-foot-3, SG, Indianapolis, Ind., Warren Central.


2.  Michigan State (NR-14) - 3 Commitments:  No. 5 Delvon Roe, 6-foot-8, PF, Lakewood, Ohio., St. Edward;  No. 69 Korie Lucious, 5-foot-11, PG, Milwaukee, Wisc., St. Pius X;  No. 99 Draymond Green, 6-foot-7, PF, Saginaw, Mich.


3.  Minnesota (NR-15) - 4 Commitments:  No. 78 Ralph Sampson Jr, 6-foot-11, C, Duluth, Ga. Northview;  Top 10 JUCO talent Paul Carter, 6-foot-8, PF, Missouri State-West Plains (Mo.) CC;  Top 30 JUCO talent Devron Bostic, 6-foot-5, WF, Southwestern Illinois CC;  Colton Iverson, 6-foot-10, C, Yankton, S.D.


4.  Indiana (NR-19) - 4 Commitments:  No. 14 Devin Ebanks, 6-foot-8, WF, Oakdale, Conn., St. Thomas More; Terrell Holloway, 6-foot-1, PG, Cincinnati, Ohio, Harmony Prep; Tom Pritchard, 6-foot-8, PF, Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edwards; Matt Roth, 6-foot-2, SG, Washington, Ind.


5.  Wisconsin - 4 Commitments:  No. 85 Jarred Berggren, 6-foot-11, C, Princeton, MN;  Jordan Taylor, 6-foot-3, SG, St. Louis Park, MN Benilde St. Margaret's;  Robert Wilson, 6-foot-3, SG, Garfield Heights, OH;  Ian Markoff, 7-foot, C, San Antonio, TX Churchill.


6.  Iowa - 4 Commitments:  No. 70 Matt Gatens, 6-foot-5, SG, Iowa City, IA City High;  Anthony Tucker, 6-foot-4, SG, Minnetonka, MN Hopkins;  Andrew Brommer, 6-foot-9, PF, Rosemont, MN; Top 50 JUCO talent Jermain Davis, 6-foot-4, SG, Kirkwood CC IA.


7.  Purdue - 2 Commitments:  Lewis Jackson, 5-foot-9, PG, Decatur, IL Eisenhower; Ryne Smith, 6-foot-3, Toledo, OH Whitmer.


8.  Michigan - 2 Commitments:  Ben Cronin, 7-foot, Syracuse, NY Henniger; Stuart Douglass, 6-foot-2, Carmel, IN.


9.  Northwestern - 2 Commitments:  John Shurna, 6-foot-8, Glen Ellyn, IL Glenbard West; Nick Fruendt, 6-foot-5, Batavia, IL.


10. Illinois - 1 Commitment:  Stan Simpson, 6-foot-9, C, Chicago, IL Simeon.


11. Penn State - 1 Commitment:  Billy Oliver, 6-foot-8, CF, Chatham, NJ.