Every Big Ten team is on the board for 2013 recruiting as Indiana on Monday received its first verbal commitment for the upcoming class.
The Hoosiers landed a pledge from wide receiver prospect Isaac Griffith from Fort Wayne, Ind. Indiana has had success with recruits from Fort Wayne, bringing in record-setting wideout James Hardy, among others. Griffith landed a scholarship offer from IU after attending the team's camp Sunday and impressing head coach Kevin Wilson. He recorded 60 receptions for 1,112 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior at Homestead High School.
Indiana fans will like the following quote from Griffith, given the team's slow start to 2013 recruiting.
"I'm a recruiter," the Homestead receiver said. "That's my job. That's what I plan on doing. I've already started. I will recruit anybody from the state of Indiana who can help us compete and win. ... I'll recruit skill guys. I'll recruit big guys. I'll recruit guys who want to compete and win, guys who want to build something special. That's what Indiana is going to do. That's why I committed there so fast."
With Indiana on the board and several other teams adding recruits in recent days, let's take a quick look at the Big Ten 2013 recruiting scorecard.
Total verbal commits for 2013
Ohio State: 11
Penn State: 10
Michigan State: 7
ESPN 300 commits for 2013
Ohio State: 10
Penn State: 4
Michigan State: 2