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How was our All-B1G team rated as high school recruits?

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott is clearly a star now, but was he projected to be a star back in high school? Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

We don't know yet if the Big Ten's next Heisman winner is just two days away from faxing his letter of intent, or if some no-name walk-on is a few years from taking the conference by storm. What we do know, however, is how much of an inexact science recruiting is -- so we're looking at how our most recent All-Big Ten team was rated coming out of high school.

That's right. National signing day kicks off in two days, so we're looking back before we begin to project forward. What did our scouts think of the B1G's elite back in high school? And who was vastly underrated? Take a look:

OFFENSE

QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State

2011 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 76), No. 57 QB in the nation

What the scouts said: "Heady passer that is crafty enough to make things happen ... We do question his overall arm strength."

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 84), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 109 overall recruit in the nation), No. 11 RB in the nation

What the scouts said: "Very good blend of size, speed and strength, but is not elite in any one area."

RB: Jordan Howard, Indiana

2013 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. Howard wasn't highly sought-after and didn't have a single Power 5 scholarship offer.

WR: Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State

2012 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 79), No. 44 WR in the nation

What the scouts said: "He is a sharp cutting route runner, but one area where there is some concern is he can be very straight-lined as an athlete in everything he does."

WR: Alex Erickson, Wisconsin

2011 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. He enrolled at Wisconsin in 2011 but didn't walk on to the team until 2012. Earned a scholarship following the 2013 season.

TE: Jake Butt, Michigan

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 83), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 179 overall recruit in the nation), No. 4 TE-Y in the nation

What the scouts said: "He is not one of those receivers who just effortlessly plucks the ball from the air, but overall he does have a good pair of hands ..."

OT: Taylor Decker, Ohio State

2012 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 78), No. 63 OT in the nation

What the scouts said: "Plays a little too tall but demonstrates the agility and balance necessary to sustain in space."

OT: Jack Conklin, Michigan State

2012 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. Walked on in 2012 and earned a scholarship in the spring of 2013, prior to starting 13 games that season.

C: Jack Allen, Michigan State

2011 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 78), No. 10 C in the nation

What the scouts said: "Allen may need some time to add bulk to his frame before seeing meaningful playing time. However once this is accomplished he should have a long and productive career ..."

OG: Dan Feeney, Indiana

2012 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 77), No. 60 OG in the nation

What the scouts said: "Feeney will need some time and perhaps a red shirt year to polish his pass protection skills while adjusting to the move inside. Once this is accomplished he should have a productive career."

OG: Jordan Walsh, Iowa

2011 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 79), No. 13 OG in the nation

What the scouts said: "Has good upper body strength but will need to channel it; initial punch, location and extension must be refined."

DEFENSE

DE: Joey Bosa, Ohio State

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 86), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 56 overall recruit in the nation), No. 7 DT in the nation

What the scouts said: "He just needs to work on getting rid of and clearing from the blocker sooner at times. Bosa is a good, tough football player."

DE: Carl Nassib, Penn State

2011 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. He didn't have any scholarship offers but earned a scholarship prior to the 2013 season.

DT: Austin Johnson, Penn State

2012 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. Johnson boasted several Power 5 offers, but ESPN's scouts never offered him a ranking. He was initially an afterthought.

DT: Malik McDowell, Michigan State

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 84), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 60 overall recruit in the nation), No. 5 DT in the nation

What the scouts said: "We don't see an immediate starter, but this is a big kid with some good raw tools and nice upside."

LB: Joe Schobert, Wisconsin

2012 recruiting numbers: Unrated

What the scouts said: N/A. Wisconsin offered him a preferred walk-on spot. Earned a scholarship after his first season.

LB: Anthony Walker, Northwestern

2013 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 77), No. 71 OLB in the nation

What the scouts said: "This prospect is a sure tackler; will drag tackle at times but for the most part he wraps ... Walker does not appear to be an immediate starter."

LB: Joshua Perry, Ohio State

2012 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 80), No. 16 OLB in the nation

What the scouts said: "Not always real fluid overall as a defensive prospect, but doesn't stay blocked for long when scraping and supporting the outside run."

CB: Desmond King, Iowa

2013 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 73), No. 148 ATH in the nation

What the scouts said: "Defensively, this is a player that has a corner skillset, but very few reps actually playing corner which makes him tough to project."

CB: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 84), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 88 overall recruit in the nation), No. 13 CB in the nation

What the scouts said: "He needs to add bulk and strength, but plays bigger and taller on film. Flashes very good speed, but great recovery quickness."

S: Vonn Bell, Ohio State

2013 recruiting numbers: Four stars (Scout Grade: 87), ESPN 300 prospect (No. 50 overall recruit in the nation), No. 4 S in the nation

What the scouts said: "A very well-rounded safety prospect, Bell has the size, speed and athleticism to make plays ..."

S: Michael Caputo, Wisconsin

2011 recruiting numbers: Three stars (Scout Grade: 77), No. 83 OLB in the nation

What the scouts said: "Makes plays sideline-to-sideline at the high school level but do feel his speed will be tested at the next level."