Big Ten recruiting nuggets
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
A few Big Ten recruiting nuggets and tidbits for you, starting with Ohio State recruit Roderick Smith and his quest to become the greatest running back in Indiana state high school history. Also, Michigan State is gearing up for a big recruiting weekend as Michigan comes to town (ESPN Insider).
Hawkeyes add third pledge this week in DB B.J. Lowery
Iowa has snared a Class of 2010 commitment from B.J. Lowery, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback from Hughes (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Lowery was also offered by Akron. He is the 16th pledge for the HawkeyesNittany Lions offer junior Maika Polamalu
Class of 2011 ESPNU 150 Watch List athlete Maika Polamalu (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) received a scholarship offer from Penn State prior to last weekend's loss to Iowa, ESPN affiliate Web site NittanyNetwork.com reports.
He named some other schools that figure to be in the mix, "I'm interested in all the schools that have been in contact. Penn State, Pitt, Virginia, Rutgers, UCLA, Illinois, LSU, Colorado and Clemson are schools I've heard from."
Polamalu's father, Alatoa, played for Penn State and graduated in 1988. His mother also graduated from Penn State. Cousin Troy Polamalu played for Southern Cal and is currently a star safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State