Big Ten 2013 recruiting scorecard

May, 4, 2012
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National signing day is only nine months away, and there's been a recent surge in verbal commitments around the Big Ten following spring games, junior days and the like. I figured this is as good a time as any to check on the progress for each Big Ten squad's 2013 class.

Some teams are moving a bit faster than others in 2013 recruiting. But just because a team doesn't have a lot of verbals doesn't mean it will sign a lousy class. I do know, however, that Michigan fans are fretting a little less than others around the league after another blistering start to recruiting by Brady Hoke and his staff.

Here's your latest recruiting scorecard, sorted by number of verbal commitments to date:

MICHIGAN

Verbal commits: 17
ESPN 150: 11
Highest rated (according to ESPN Recruiting): Shane Morris, QB (Grade of 82)

OHIO STATE

Verbal commits: 11
ESPN 150: 6
Highest rated: Eli Woodard, CB (Grade of 84)

PENN STATE

Verbal commits: 8
ESPN 150: 3
Highest rated: Christian Hackenberg, QB (Grade of 84)

ILLINOIS

Verbal commits: 7
ESPN 150: 0
Highest rated: Aaron Bailey, QB (Grade of 79)

IOWA

Verbal commits: 7
ESPN 150: 0
Highest rated: David Kenney, DE (Grade of 79)

MICHIGAN STATE

Verbal commits: 7
ESPN 150: 0
Highest rated: Damion Terry, QB (Grade of 80)

WISCONSIN

Verbal commits: 6
ESPN 150: 0
Highest rated: Jack Keeler, T (Grade of 79)

NEBRASKA

Verbal commits: 5
ESPN 150: 0
Highest rated: Tre'vell Dixon, Athlete (Grade of 80)

NORTHWESTERN

Verbal commits: 2
ESPN 150: 1
Highest rated: Matt Alviti, QB (Grade of 81)

MINNESOTA

Verbal commits: 1
ESPN 150: 0

PURDUE

Verbal commits: 1
ESPN 150: 0

INDIANA

Verbal commits: 0
ESPN 150: 0

We'll post an updated scorecard every few weeks leading up to signing day.

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