Friday, January 4, 2013
Nine B1G recruits earn starts in UA Game
By Adam Rittenberg
Recruitniks have had today marked on their calendars for quite a while, but for those in the dark, the Under Armour All-America Game takes place tonight at 5 p.m. ET in St. Petersburg, Fla.
There's definitely a Big Ten flavor to the starting lineups for the game , unveiled Thursday afternoon. Nine players who have verbally committed to Big Ten teams will start in the game, led by Black team quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the Penn State pledge rated as the nation's top pocket passer by ESPN Recruiting.
Hackenberg and long-snapper Tyler Kluver, an Iowa commit, are the only Big Ten recruits on the Black squad. The White team includes even future Big Tenners.
Here's the full list ...
- QB Christian Hackenberg, committed to Penn State
- LS Tyler Kluver, committed to Iowa
Kugler also is serving as one of four captains for the White team. Conley is a one-time Michigan recruit who decommitted in November and switched his pledge to Ohio State in early December. After playing on the same team as Kugler, Dawson and Poggi on Friday, Conley definitely will be the enemy when they hit the college ranks.