The Big Ten is one of the most storied college football conferences throughout the entire country. In fact, some would say the conference is unparalleled when it comes to historic achievement, tradition and prestige.
Each of the Big Ten’s 14 schools has earned commitments for 2018. And of the 191 players to commit to the conference, two are five-stars and 41 are four-stars. So let’s find out which teams have done what up to this point.
Note: The rankings below are courtesy the 247Sports composite, which averages the rankings of the most notable recruiting networks — Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com.
14. Indiana (-3)
The Hoosiers haven’t received a commitment in a month, as three-stars Aaron Casey, a 6-1, 209-pound safety out of Alexander (Douglasville, Ga.), and Gavin McCabe, a 6-3, 250-pound De out of Marist (Chicago, Ill.), both pledged on June 20. They now have a total of seven pledges, which is the least in the Big Ten.
13. Illinois (No change)
Illinois has the second-least commitments in the conference with nine, highlighted by 6-5, 330-pound three-star Bishop Dunne (Dallas, Texas) offensive tackle Kievan Myers, the class’s highest ranked recruit, who pledged on June 29.
12. Iowa (-2)
Of Iowa’s 11 pledges, five are either offensive or defensive linemen, highlighted by 6-1, 305-pound Oswego (Ill.) three-star DT Noah Shannon, the 10th best player from the state of Illinois, who picked the Hawkeyes over 17 other offers.