RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition


Austin Ward writes: Rod Smith solidified his spot in the spring as the No. 2 running back behind Carlos Hyde.

Brad Bournival writesInsider: ESPN 150 running back Elijah Hood, who likes OSU’s “swagger,” would be a nice fit for the Buckeyes.

Bournival writesInsider: These are the top five 2014 RBs on OSU’s recruiting board.


Josh Moyer writesInsider: The transfer of quarterback Steven Bench might not be as troublesome as it seems.

Moyer writesInsider: 2014 ESPN 150 WR De’Andre Thompkins figured if 2013 top QB Christian Hackenberg could pick PSU and stick to it, why couldn’t he?


Michael Rothstein writesInsider: Nineteen departing players took part in WolverineNation’s senior survey and tackled such questions as life at Michigan, their coaches, and what would have happened had Devin Gardner been the quarterback all season.

RoundtableInsider: The WN staff discusses 2013 breakout players and 2014 football prospects with the biggest upsides.