Who are the best and the brightest new recruits in the Big Ten? It’s the 2018 All-Big Ten Recruiting Team.
Get the expectations going. These are the best and the brightest prospects being signed by the Big Ten teams for the 2018 recruiting class. These are the names you’ll need to know – at least if all goes according to plan.
Scroll down to check out the 2013 Big Ten All-Recruiting Team.
Did the top prospects from five years ago live up to the hype?
2018 Big Ten National Signing Day/Recruiting Head Coach
Scott Frost, Nebraska: Urban Meyer and James Franklin did amazing jobs, ensuring Ohio State and Penn State, respectively, will continue to be fantastic for the next several years. However, Frost had little time to work, and he still came up with a top 25-level class with a few great signings after he was hired, and secured several of the recruits who were interested before Mike Riley was launched. Most of all, this recruiting class helped crank up the buzz – good luck finding a ticket for the Nebraska spring game.
2018 Big Ten All-Recruiting National Signing Day Team: Offense
QB: Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
RB: Jaelen Gill, Ohio State
RB: Ricky Slade, Penn State
WR: Justin Shorter, Penn State
WR: Blue Smith, Ohio State
TE: Mustapha Muhammad, Michigan
OT: Nick Petit-Frere, Ohio State
OG: Matthew Jones, Ohio State (C)
C: Verdis Brown, Illinois
OG: James Ohonba, Michigan State
OT: Rasheed Walker, Penn State
2018 Big Ten All-Recruiting National Signing Day Team: Defense
DE: Micah Parsons, Penn State
DT: Tyler Friday, Ohio State
DT: Taron Vincent, Ohio State
DE: Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
LB: Cameron McGrone, Michigan
LB: Teradja Mitchell, Ohio State
LB: K’Vaughan Pope, Ohio State
CB: Sevyn Banks, Ohio State
S: Tyreke Johnson, Ohio State
S: Jaiden Woodbey, Ohio State
CB: Myles Sims, Michigan
Here were the supposed top prospects from five years ago in the 2013 team. These were expected to be the franchise-makers. Did it work out that way?
2013 CFN All-Big Ten Recruiting Team
QB – Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
RB – Derrick Green, Michigan
RB – Terrell Newby, Nebraska
WR – James Clark, Ohio State
WR – Rob Wheelwright, Wisconsin
TE – Adam Breneman, Penn State
OT – Kyle Bosch, Michigan
OG – Patrick Kugler, Michgian
C – Tyler Lancaster, Northwestern
OG – Brendan Mahon, Penn State
OT – Evan Lisle, Ohio State
DE – Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DT – Michigan Hill, Ohio State
DT – Henry Poggi, Michigan
DE – Garrett Sickels, Penn State
LB – Trey Johnson, Ohio State
LB – Mike Mitchell, Ohio State
LB – Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland
CB – Eli Apple, Ohio State
S – Dymonte Thomas, Michigan
S – Jayme Thompson, Ohio State
CB – Cameron Burrows, Ohio State
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