Big Ten: Jamelle Cornley
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- Greg Paulus can join Michigan's team next fall, but he doesn't have a scholarship offer right now, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Adding Paulus is a win-win for the Wolverines, John Heuser writes in The Ann Arbor News. A hint of desperation is beginning to show for Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd writes.
- Ashton Leggett is creating some separation in Michigan State's running back competition, the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode writes in his blog. Also, jailed Spartans running back Glenn Winston remains on scholarship, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"At some point in time as a running back you've got to be able to break tackles," head coach Mark Dantonio said. "Ashton has shown that."
- Iowa's heralded 2005 recruiting class has one final chance to shine this fall, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- It's taking time for Penn State's Stefen Wisniewski to adjust to the center position, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror. Nittany Lions' hoopster Jamelle Cornley might follow Paulus' lead into a football career, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times.
- Wisconsin wideout Nick Toon and cornerback Aaron Henry had an intriguing head-to-head competition at Thursday's practice, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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The Big Ten's first full recruiting class is complete, as Indiana just issued a news release listing its 18 signees for 2009.
As expected, Indiana went heavily local with eight in-state prospects to go along with five from Ohio, two from both Illinois and Michigan, and one from Pennsylvania. Offensive line was the biggest recipient with four players, but Indiana also added two quarterbacks in Dusty Kiel and Edward Wright-Baker.
Indiana lost a few commits after a 3-9 season, but the damage appears to be limited. New athletic director Fred Glass gave head coach Bill Lynch a public vote of confidence in late November after rumors had increased about negative recruiting toward the program.
Here's the full list of incoming recruits, and here are some notes from the release:
- Adam Replogle will join his brother, junior linebacker Tyler, on the squad next season.
- Dimitrius Carr, Dusty Kiel, Colin Rodkey, Duwyce Wilson and Nick Zachery each reached their respective state semifinals in 2008. Zachery (2005-07) and Lawrence Barnett (2007) were both part of state championship teams in their careers. Barnett also won a basketball state title in 2007.
- Javon Cornley's brother, Jamelle, is a senior forward on Penn State's men's basketball team. If he plays football anything like his brother on the court, Indiana will be very pleased.
- The eight signees from Indiana make it 46 on the IU roster, accounting for 43.8 percent of the team.
- Seventeen of the 18 signees played at least two sports in high school.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:15 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State