Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Some Big Ten recruiting nuggets
By Adam Rittenberg
Most of the Big Ten recruiting classes are complete, and there haven't been too many surprises around the league. As we wait for some of the bigger names to make their selections, a few nuggets from around the league:
- Michigan got a nice surprise Wednesday morning as running back Dennis Norfleet signed with the Wolverines. Norfleet, a Detroit native, had committed to Cincinnati but made the switch after receiving an offer from Michigan last week. "I've been going to Michigan for four years in a row and I still hadn't heard anything," Norfleet told the Detroit Free Press. "For it to come this way, at this time at the beginning of the signing date is a really crazy situation."
- Ohio State's class is already loaded with pass-rushers and edge players, and you can add one more to the mix as Jamal Marcus signed with the Buckeyes. Marcus, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker/defensive end from North Carolina, joins a group of defensive ends and linebackers that coach Urban Meyer is calling the strength of the class. It'll be interesting to see how Ohio State manages its scholarship situation, as the team needs to have no more than 82 scholarships by August.
- It could be a very big day for Nebraska, and the Huskers are off to a good start as defensive tackle Aaron Curry picked the Huskers over Iowa. Athlete Alonzo Moore soon followed by signing with Nebraska. Several other big prospects could pick Nebraska by day's end.
- Cornerback Dinero Moss added some spice to the Iowa-Minnesota rivalry today. He had been committed to Minnesota but switched to Iowa at the last minute, announcing his selection on Twitter.
Much more to come throughout the day.