It’s the seventh consecutive year the Buckeyes have sat on top of the Big Ten recruiting board, which just happens to parallel the arrival of Urban Meyer in Columbus.
“I think it was a great step forward,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told BTN , who noted that with the bulk of his class already inked in December and it allowed him to take a harder look at 2019 prospects.
Under-the-radar players: Wisconsin DE Boyd Dietzen, Northwestern CB Greg Newsome, Iowa’s Kaevon Merriweather, Purdue WR Amad Anderson, Michigan RB Hassan Haskins, Illinois OT Jordyn Slaughter, Penn State S Isaiah Humphries, Illinois DT Calvin Avery, Rutgers WR Daevon Robinson, Nebraska C Will Farniok and Rutgers OT Raiqwon O’Neal.
MICHIGAN Offense: TE Mustapha Muhammad Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point) Defense: E Aidan Hutchinson, Dearborn, Mich. (Divine Child)
MICHIGAN STATE Offense: TE Trenton Gillison, Pickerington, Ohio (Central) Defense: CB Kalon Gervin, Detroit (Cass Tech)
PURDUE Offense: WR Rondale Moore, Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Defense: LB Jaylan Alexander, River Grove, Ill. (Hoffman Estates)
RUTGERS Offense: QB Artur Sitkowski, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) Defense: S Malik Dixon, Thatcher, Ariz. (Eastern Arizona College)
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