RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition


Austin Ward writes: Jordan Hall looked quite comfortable at H-back in OSU's first practice of the spring, and Urban Meyer took notice.

Brad Bournival writesInsider: Clemson commit DeShaun Watson still is the only quarterback with an OSU offer, and the prospect says: "Getting recruited by one of the best coaches ever in Urban Meyer is great."

Bournival writesInsider: Watch List offensive tackle Quenton Nelson, who had hoped to visit Columbus for the 2012 season finale against Michigan, finally has scheduled a trip to OSU.


Josh Moyer writesInsider: 2014 athlete De'Andre Thompkins had no idea how many people at his high school in Swainsboro, N.C., had interest in Penn State until he got an offer from the Nittany Lions.

Moyer writesInsider: Fort Pierce (Fla.) 2014 linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed was surprised and flattered to hear from the Lions, and when he reciprocated interest he got his offer.


Tom Van Haaren writesInsider: This will be the smallest of Brady Hoke's classes, so the coaches have to make every scholarship offer count.

Michael Rothstein writesInsider: In this week's mailbag, top-10 recruiting classes do correlate to team success in football, and not much will change for the basketball team as far as the sixth man is concerned.