Thursday, November 10, 2011

Don't Look Now, Big Ten's Recruitin'

According to ESPN's Class Rankings for 2012, the Big Ten has 3 teams in the top 10. Michigan State leads the charge at number 3 after landing 5 star SG Gary Harris last night. The Wolverines are next up at number 6, anchored by star PF Mitch McGary, and Indiana is right behind at number 7. It's been a long time since the Big Ten's recruiting has looked this good. Purdue is just outside at number 14 and even Iowa (I know, I had to rub my eyes too, but apparently Fran McCaffery can recruit) round out the Big Ten appearances at 19.

The most surprising aspect to the numbers is the lack of Big Ten super recruiter Ohio State among them. Competitive, parity, cliches. The Big ten is stepping up its game and this should make for a very entertaining league in years to come...minus Nebraska, where shucking corn is still right behind football and well ahead of basketball.

*Writer's note, this is what I've been saying the Big Ten should have been doing all along.


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