Wednesday, February 3, 2010
PSU, OSU move up in class rankings
By ESPN.com staff
The ESPN recruiting class rankings have been updated one more time, and both Penn State and Ohio State moved up a spot.
Penn State, which will sign the Big Ten's top class today, moves from No. 7 to No. 6. It marks Penn State's highest final ranking since ESPN's Scouts Inc. started rating the classes in 2006. Credit goes to D-line coach Larry Johnson, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary and others for bringing in a ton of excellent prospects, especially on the defensive side. Despite head coach Joe Paterno's uncertain future, Penn State continues to make strides in recruiting.
Ohio State also moves up a spot from No. 14 to No. 13. Scouts Inc.'s Tom Luginbill praised the depth and balance in the Buckeyes' class, which won't go down as one of the team's best but addresses needs at wide receiver and defensive line.
Michigan held at No. 20 in the recruiting rankings. While the Wolverines have only one ESPNU 150 prospect (QB Devin Gardner), the class is large and includes several solid defensive prospects.