2011 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (As of 12/5)
|1||Status quo, still.||7||Loses Sousa and Hart (maybe?). Hopefully Dee is temporary.|
|2||Jackson is a very good get.||8||Two decommits and the firing of the coach; not the best month.|
|3||The loss of Justice Hayes stings a bit.||9||Two losses in the class, but still solid.|
|4||No action for the second straight month.||10||Despite their poor record and firing of Brewster, they actually have an OK class.|
|5||Follows up a nice October with a great November.||11||Pretty meh for a Zooker class.|
|6||Jumps Michigan.||12||Had a decent month.|
|13||They had a good July, but have struggled since.|
The Wisconsin Badgers had a good November, following up their impressive October. Tight end/defensive end Austin Traylor was probably the best get for Bucky in November. During his senior year Traylor had 99 tackles and 10 sacks on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively he had 639 yards receiving and five TD’s as a tight end. In Madison he will be a tight end. Austin has offers from Arizona, Boston College, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and West Virginia among others. Hard – nosed linebacker Derek Watt is the brother of current Badger J.J. Derek was a verbal commit to Northwestern before receiving and accepting the offer from Wisconsin. It is a gray shirt offer, but that was good enough for Watt. Cornerback Darius Hillary is a really good looking athlete. He played returner, corner and safety for his school, but will be a corner in college. He looks pretty good in run support and is a solid tackler. He also has offers from Boston College, UConn, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Stanford among others.
|Austin Traylor||Walnut Ridge H.S.|
|Derek Watt||Pewaukee H.S.|
|Darius Hillary||Sycamore H.S.|
Recruiting had been slow since July for Purdue, but things sped up a little in November with verbal commits from three kids. Akeem Hunt is a very nice looking running back, who will fit in great with Purdue’s scheme. Hunt has a nice combo of vision and balance. And he also has great hands for a running back. Hunt chose the Boilers over Auburn, Minnesota, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. Doug Gentry should be a great complement to the shifty Hunt. Gentry has a little wiggle to his game as well and runs with pretty good balance and power. During his sophomore and junior seasons Doug combined for nearly 3,700 yards rushing and had 39 touchdowns. He also has an offer from Georgia Tech. Wrapping up Purdue’s November is wideout Shane Mikesky. The 6’4” Mikesky is a decent blocker and also has pretty good speed. He’s a bit of a sleeper, but looks like a good athlete with some promise.
|Doug Gentry||Mexia H.S.||–|
|Akeem Hunt||Newton H.S.|
|Shane Mikesky||Zionsville H.S.||–|
Nebraska continues to roll in recruiting, gaining verbals from highly rated cornerback Charles Jackson and Indiana decommit Max Pirman. Jackson, an Army All-American, possesses very good hips and feet to go along with his excellent speed and size. He is a very aggressive corner who has a world of upside. Charles also has offers from Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma among others. Pirman is a little raw and needs to bulk up, but has good potential. He will be a defensive end in Lincoln.