Big Ten: Justin Hilliard

Several Big Ten team will be searching this spring to replace prolific tacklers in the middle of their defense. Penn State's Mike Hull, Michigan's Jake Ryan, the Chevy Bad Boys in Wisconsin and Damien Wilson from Minnesota come to mind.

The exodus of high-profile run-stuffers leaves a large group of programs bunched together in the middle of the pack when evaluating the conference's linebacker units at the start of 2015. Most of those teams losing big-name players have good depth and a supporting cast to help fill the gaps. It may take time next fall to sort through which groups have weathered losses the best and which young players will rise to the occasion.

Best of the Best: Ohio State

No surprise here. The Buckeyes will be at the top of many of these position breakdown lists. Senior Joshua Perry returns to lead this athletic group. He finished a breakout 2014 season with a team-leading 124 tackles. Freshman Darron Lee started to emerge as a future star with the ability to make big plays late in the season, especially during an MVP performance at the Sugar Bowl. Raekwon McMillan and incoming freshman Justin Hilliard provide more young talent for a group that is still improving after a national championship this past fall.

Next up: Michigan State, Penn State

The Spartans, who had the country's stingiest rushing defense last year, will have at least one player named Bullough (junior Riley) in the second level of its defense next fall. That is historically a good sign for Michigan State. He joins senior Ed Davis, who won honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2014, to give the linebacker unit a sleeker, speedier look than on previous Mark Dantonio defenses. The departure of defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi leaves a little bit of uncertainty, but new coach Mark Snyder should help this unit remain a feared entity.

Penn State finished only a couple spots behind Michigan State in stopping the run. Hull is gone, but the majority of a deep unit returns. Starters Brandon Bell and Nyeem Wartman return for their second season in the lineup. Wartman finished second on the team last year with 75 tackles. The return of Ben Kline, who missed all of 2014 as part of an injury-riddled career so far, should also help the unit.

Sleeper: Michigan

The Wolverines lose a natural ballhawk in Jake Ryan but shouldn't take a major step back after quietly having one of the better linebacker groups in the conference last year. Senior Joe Bolden is ready to take over for Ryan after making 102 tackles last year. Fifth-year senior Desmond Morgan missed almost all of 2014 with a hand injury, but he returns for his fourth season as a starter. Two defensive assistants with great track records coaching linebackers, D.J. Durkin and Greg Mattison, should help solve any issues Michigan has at the position.

Problem for a contender: Nebraska

The Cornhuskers are still struggling to get up to speed at linebacker in the Big Ten. Michael Rose-Ivey missed a full year after setting a Nebraska freshman record with 66 tackles in 2013. He will be back on the field, but the loss of two starters (Zaire Anderson and Trevor Roach) means that there is still work to be done in filling out the two-deep. Nebraska missed out on a good chance to add experience when South Carolina transfer Kaiwan Lewis chose Rutgers over the Cornhuskers in early February.

Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

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It's Wednesday afternoon, which means it's time for another Big Ten mailbag. Keep your questions coming, either by tweeting me here or using this link if your question requires more than 140 characters.

Chop, chop.

Brian Bennett: It's a good time to review this process, since things will be different with the College Football Playoff in the 2015 season. Because the Rose Bowl is not a semifinal host -- that distinction this season belongs to the Orange and Cotton bowls -- the Big Ten is guaranteed to have a team in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1, 2016. If the Big Ten champion does not make the playoff, it will go to the Rose Bowl. But if the Big Ten champ is in the four-team field, then the Rose Bowl gets to pick "the next best team." That doesn't necessarily mean the next highest-ranked team in the selection committee rankings, as the Rose will have some discretion on who it selects to replace from the Big Ten (and the Pac-12, as the Rose is assured of a traditional matchup).

Two things here. One, losing in the Big Ten championship game could be a real detriment to a team, as bowls traditionally don't like teams coming off a loss. And two, I'm still interested to see whether the Rose holds the same appeal if/when a conference runner-up makes it there. It's not unprecedented, of course, and teams still seemed excited to play in the New Year's Six games this year (well, maybe not you, Ole Miss). But I wonder if fans will gobble up tickets and travel to California -- which isn't exactly cheap -- the same way they once did if the Rose Bowl is basically a consolation prize.




Karl from Omaha writes: Which new B1G head coach, Mike Riley, Paul Chryst or Jim Harbaugh, finishes with the best record next year?

Bennett: Ooh, I love this question.

I'm going to rule out Jim Harbaugh. As I wrote in last week's edition of the ol' mailbag, I think some people are being overly optimistic about the Wolverines this fall and that it will take Harbaugh some time to sort things out. I still believe he can get Michigan to, say, 8-4, but that's not going to be good enough to win this particular contest.

So that leaves Riley vs. Chryst. I admit I'm not quite sure what to make of the 2015 Cornhuskers and what Riley will bring to Nebraska. Will his more veteran hand help Big Red avoid the dramatic ups and downs we saw under Bo Pelini? Or will we learn that Pelini was underappreciated for his nine-wins-a-year consistency?

The safest choice among the three, then, is Chryst. Wisconsin will miss Melvin Gordon but brings back the nucleus of an outstanding defense. There won't be a dramatic change in systems with Chryst on offense and with Dave Aranda returning as defensive coordinator. Sure, the opener against Alabama is daunting, but the rest of the schedule is very manageable, with cross-division games again against Rutgers and Maryland. I could easily see the Badgers going 9-3 or 10-2 in Chryst's first year, so he's my pick.

Bennett: Well, let's first of all agree that none of the position groups were bad last year, obviously, or else the Buckeyes wouldn't have won it all. And with so much veteran talent returning and more young studs on the way, Urban Meyer's 2015 team should be scary good with very few weaknesses.

But if there's a group I see making a leap, it's the linebackers. We already saw that position make a major jump forward in the postseason, and another year of experience for Darron Lee can only help him become one of the top defensive playmakers around. Joshua Perry should be the leader of the group as a senior, and it will be time to unleash the crazy potential of sophomore Raekwon McMillan at middle linebacker. Five-star incoming freshman Justin Hilliard should contribute as well.

I don't see many position groups ripe for a backslide, but one I'll be paying attention to is receiver. Devin Smith was so special at being a deep-ball threat that it could be hard to replicate, and Evan Spencer was one of the team's MVPs with his do-it-all versatility. Ohio State still has plenty of young talent and speed to burn, though, so receiver shouldn't be too much of a problem.




Ed from Misawa, Japan, writes: I have a solution to the "coach leaving after signing day" flap and would like your thoughts. The coaches during the recruiting process present themselves as teachers, role models and mentors while pitching commitment, loyalty and pride, among other things. They sell the kids using this hogwash only to show themselves as hypocrites, leaving for other jobs after the kid is locked into a school. My solution: All coaches have from the first game of the season until 10 days prior to signing day to leave for other jobs. If they leave within that 10-day window or after national signing day, they have to pay a one-time cash gift of $10,000 to the students they helped recruit to the school during that signing period. What do you think?

Bennett: $10k, eh? Well that's novel, if not exactly something I could see the NCAA getting behind. Not to mention the fact that some position coaches might have to take out loans to make that work. I believe you're overthinking things here, Ed. It's a difficult proposition to limit anybody's ability to change jobs, because so many factors go into that. The simplest solution is to let players exercise an out clause in their letter of intent if the head coach, their coordinator and/or position coach leaves before they arrive on campus. That's a rule that needs to happen, especially with a proposed early signing day in December.

Big Ten 2015 recruiting in review 

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The 2015 recruiting class is in the rear-view mirror, but there are still some important topics to discuss with the class. Here is a look at how the conference panned out and what could lie ahead for some of the prospects.

Overall the Big Ten had a productive signing day with a few teams having more success than others. Different teams had different needs, though, so we break down who had the best classes by position within the conference.

Quarterback
Ohio State: The Buckeyes landed two ESPN 300 quarterbacks, including five-star athlete Torrance Gibson and four-star Joe Burrow. Gibson is more of an athlete, while Burrow is more polished as a passer, but Ohio State continues to reload the position.

Sleeper pick: Michigan landed ESPN 300 quarterback Zach Gentry late in the process, flipping his commitment to Texas. The Wolverines also had early enrollee Alex Malzone already on board. Quarterback was a huge need for Michigan as there is uncertainty at the position, so the Wolverines did a good job of adding competition.


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New Year's Day and national signing day used to be the two most disheartening days on the Big Ten football calendar.

Make no mistake, New Year's Day had been much more of a buzzkill. The Big Ten's poor results on an afternoon where it clustered its top postseason games on big stages damaged the league's reputation and depressed its fans.

National signing day had been a different kind of downer. Unlike New Year's Day, when the Big Ten's collective struggles were front and center, national signing day pushed the league off to the side. The Big Ten went from being embarrassed on Jan. 1 to being largely ignored on the first Wednesday in February.

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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesOhio State raised a trophy in January and raised expectations for the Big Ten on signing day.
Of course, this was ESPN's fault, as all things were/are. ESPN's in-season obsession with all things SEC spilled into its recruiting coverage, Big Ten fans contended.

Two things to note:

1. Recruiting rankings are inherently subjective

2. The numbers don't lie. Every recruiting list shows more elite prospects in the South -- many of whom choose to play for SEC schools -- than in the Midwest

The bottom line is signing day had become more of an SEC and ACC event than a Big Ten exposition. There's a reason why every year around this time, I snarkily ask our friends in ACC country if they're ready for the biggest day on their football calendar.

But signing day 2015, arriving in just 36 hours, could have a different feel around the Big Ten. For the first time in a while, the Big Ten is the most talked-about league in the sport. Ohio State just won the first College Football Playoff national championship, securing its first title -- and the Big Ten's -- in 12 seasons. The Buckeyes capped a Big Ten bowl season that far surpassed expectations (6-5 overall, 2-0 in New Year's Six games).

Michigan made the top coaching move of the offseason by landing Jim Harbaugh. Two former Big Ten quarterbacks shined Sunday night in Super Bowl XLIX, with former Michigan signal-caller Tom Brady coming away with his fourth ring.

The Big Ten has tangible momentum that it wants to sustain through the offseason, beginning with national signing day.

How realistic is that goal?

Signing day is largely about hype, and the Big Ten undoubtedly will be discussed more this year than in the past.

Ohio State's class, ranked No. 7 nationally by ESPN RecruitingNation, will be examined as the Buckeyes bring in standouts such as Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell, and hope to keep Torrance Gibson. Unlike many Big Ten coaches, Ohio State's Urban Meyer eschews redshirting and has quickly turned young players into key contributors. Meyer's first full class in 2013 -- featuring Joey Bosa, J.T. Barrett, Ezekiel Elliott, Vonn Bell, Jalin Marshall and Darron Lee -- played a huge role in this year's title run.

Michigan's first class under Harbaugh also will be in the spotlight. It will be small -- the Wolverines have only nine verbal commitments -- but Harbaugh already has bolstered the quarterback spot with Zach Gentry, who had originally picked Texas. Michigan could finish strong with tight end Chris Clark, linebacker Roquan Smith and cornerback Iman Marshall, all of whom are announcing their decisions on signing day.

James Franklin's first full class at Penn State should get Lions fans excited for the future. Franklin and his staff put much of the group together last spring, landing 13 commitments before the end of May. They've upgraded their top problem unit, offensive line, with recruitsSterling Jenkins and Ryan Bates, to go along with junior college transfer Paris Palmer.

Michigan State is arguably the nation's top player development program. But after consecutive top-5 finishes, the Spartans' recruiting efforts are getting noticed. MSU is poised to sign a top-30 class and might have locked up its future offensive backfield with quarterback Brian Lewerke and running back L.J. Scott. Twin brothers Andrew and David Dowell, one-time Northwestern and Kentucky commits, recently switched their pledge to MSU.

Wisconsin and Nebraska also could end up among ESPN RecruitingNation's top 30 classes. Not surprisingly, the Badgers have seen attrition in their class after the surprising departure of coach Gary Andersen to Oregon State, but they've bolstered their offense with running backs Bradrick Shaw and Jordan Stevenson, tight end Kyle Penniston and quarterback Austin Kafentzis. Nebraska also went through a coaching change but has made a nice push under Mike Riley and his innovative recruiting approach, landing offensive lineman Jalin Barnett and holding onto defensive back Eric Lee and others.

As colleague Mitch Sherman wrote last week, Big Ten coaches had no consensus about whether the league's recent on-field surge would improve recruiting, especially for non-traditional powers. Maryland, despite losing two recruits to Indiana this past weekend, will be a program to watch Wednesday as linemen Austrian Robinson and Isaiah Prince make their decisions. Illinois hopes to upgrade its defensive line with Jamal Milan, who also is considering Minnesota and Indiana. Minnesota, Rutgers, Northwestern, Indiana and others look to lock up solid classes on Wednesday.

There will be Big Ten teams that don't move the needle regionally or nationally, as there are every year. But there's optimism about the league's overall recruiting efforts, fueled by the bowl/playoff momentum.

The Big Ten changed its fortunes on New Year's Day. National signing day looms, and league should gain a greater share of the spotlight, providing a springboard to the offseason.
As we inch toward spring practice, we're examining a potential problem position for each Big Ten team and what needs to get fixed in the coming months. These positions could be going through major personnel changes or simply need an upgrade in performance from the existing players or the incoming recruits/transfers.

First up, Ohio State. Believe it or not, the Buckeyes could improve at certain positions despite a national championship and what seems like a stronger roster returning.

Position to improve: Linebacker

Why linebacker was a problem in 2014: Problem is a strong word. Ohio State's linebackers didn't play poorly last season and stepped up during the championship run. But the Buckeyes were loaded up front and much improved in the back end, which made linebacker somewhat of a weak link. The Buckeyes surrendered 170 or more rush yards in five games and endured a three-game stretch in Big Ten play in which they allowed 677 rush yards and nine touchdowns.

How it can be fixed (solutions on the roster): Ohio State returns young talent at linebacker to complement a solid veteran in Joshua Perry. Darron Lee developed into a star toward the end of his redshirt freshman season, finishing second on the team in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (7.5) and leading the team in fumbles recovered (3). Raekwon McMillan is an immense talent who should blossom as a true sophomore. The Buckeyes will look for more from Cam Williams and Chris Worley in 2015.

How it can be fixed (potential help from 2015 recruiting class): Justin Hilliard is rated as the nation's No. 1 outside linebacker prospect by ESPN RecruitingNation and could make an early impact on the weak side. Jerome Baker, another ESPN 300 prospect and the nation's No. 7 outside linebacker, provides another option. Nick Conner could work his way onto the field at middle linebacker.

Early 2015 outlook: Lee's emergence late in the 2014 season gives Ohio State two solid options on the outside with Perry, who led the team with 124 tackles as a junior. If McMillan solidifies the middle, the Buckeyes should be fine with their starters. The key will be building depth with players like Williams, who can play in the middle or the outside, and possibly incoming freshmen like Hilliard.

Buckeyes building championship teams 

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Ohio State is already a championship-caliber team, but coach Urban Meyer still has some holes to fill within the roster. The Buckeyes are recruiting at a furious pace and have already built one of the best classes in the country.


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Big Ten season recruiting superlatives 

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While the recruiting season isn't quite finished, we are done with the regular season. It has been a crazy year within the Big Ten with coaching changes, big commits and big decommits as well. Here is a closer look at the Big Ten's recruiting superlatives.


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Best of the visits: Big Ten

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Rivalry week did not disappoint this season throughout college football and the Big Ten. Michigan and Ohio State played in "The Game" and Minnesota battled Wisconsin for a spot in the Big Ten championship game, while plenty of recruits took in the exciting matchups.

In the 2015 class, UCLA offensive line commit Andre James took his official visit to Ohio State to see what all the hype was about.


Ole Miss offensive line commit Drew Richmond was also supposed to make the trip but ended up canceling the visit.

The Ohio State commits were also on hand to help recruit during the big game as well. Justin Hilliard, Matt Burrell and Jashon Cornell spent some time with ESPN 300 defensive lineman Neville Gallimore and four-star receiver Lawrence Cager.


Gallimore came all the way from Canada for the official visit, and the Buckeyes could be in good shape after the trip.


The Buckeyes also hosted some 2016 targets, including ESPN Junior 300 offensive lineman Michael Onwenu from Detroit.


Onwenu was joined by some of his Cass Tech teammates, including ESPN Junior 300 defensive back Lavert Hill and 2017 receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, among others.

ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano was also on hand for the game and got to meet former Buckeyes receiver Cris Carter before the game.

Robert Washington, an ESPN Junior 300 running back, made the trip up from North Carolina with his father and took to twitter to show off his view.


The Buckeyes weren’t the only B1G team with big prospects on campus, though. Penn State also had a ton of recruits in attendance for its game against Michigan State. The Nittany Lions didn’t win the game, but they did get some good news when ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Jake Zembiec committed on Saturday.


Zembiec got a chance to hang out with some of the other Penn State commits on hand and build some friendships for the future.


ESPN Junior 300 offensive lineman E.J. Price and 2016 defensive end Tommon Fox drove up to Happy Valley from Georgia, and the trip was worthwhile as both prospects were offered scholarships.


Wisconsin had a big game as well, playing Minnesota for a spot in the Big Ten championship game. With that type of game, it’s only natural recruits would want to see it in person.

Linebacker target Christian Folau was one of those prospects and got a chance to snap a picture with Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon after the Badgers' win against the Gophers.


The Badgers also hosted ESPN Junior 300 running back Antonio Williams this weekend.


This visit is likely a big one for Wisconsin because Williams is slated to announce his decision Dec. 4. The Badgers are seemingly the leader, and with the win on Saturday it looks as though it will be very tough to beat Wisconsin for this talented back.

Best of the visits: Big Ten

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If Michigan ever needed a win this season it was on Saturday, at night against Penn State. The Wolverines had the biggest target left on the 2015 board in defensive end Keisean Lucier-South on campus.



South has said that Michigan's losing season hasn't impacted how he feels about the program, but it's only a positive to have a win and an exciting atmosphere for his visit.

South also hung out with some of the Michigan commitments on the trip. Since a few of the committed prospects have taken visits or entertained visiting other programs, this was also a big deal for the staff to get them back on campus.



Quarterback commit Messiah DeWeaver, a 2016 prospect, made the trip up as well and had the chance to help recruit a few other targets in his class. One of those prospects was offensive lineman Clark Yarbrough, who tweeted out a few pictures that indicated he and his family were enjoying themselves.



Iowa had a big weekend as well, with a ton of top targets on campus. There were none bigger, though, than Ohio State commit Justin Hilliard.

The five-star prospect took an official visit to see Iowa and his older brother, C.J., who plays for the Hawkeyes. It is difficult to see Hilliard flipping from Ohio State to Iowa, and it probably wasn't a great sign for Hawkeyes fans he tweeted a picture of a block 'O' before he made it to Iowa.



Outside of Hilliard, there were plenty of other big recruits in attendance for the game against Indiana. That even included 2017 defensive lineman Juan Harris, who tweeted out his excitement for the program after the game.



Finally, Wisconsin had some important official visitors on campus for the game against Illinois, including Florida linebacker prospect Jordan Griffin.



This visit could help propel the Badgers further ahead in his recruitment, and could help get Griffin closer to a commitment if all goes as planned.

Best of the visits: Big Ten

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With all the high profile visitors throughout the Big Ten this weekend, plenty of those prospects took to social media to document their trips.

Here is a look at some of the best posts from the weeekend.

Penn State vs. Akron:

ESPN Jr. 300 Penn State commit Shane Simmons had the chance to show a few fellow recruits why he chose the Nittany Lions. Simmons hung out with receiver Trevon Diggs and teammate J.P. Urquidez.
Notre Dame vs. Michigan:

The Fighting Irish hosted a ton of big visitors themselves. None may have been bigger than ESPN Jr. 300 quarterback Malik Henry, No. 2 ranked prospect in his class.

Henry has Notre Dame very high on his list, as does ESPN Jr. 300 offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer, who also took in the night game.

Fellow ESPN Jr. 300 tight end Jake Hausmann was also in attendance and tweeted out a few pics of his trip as well.
Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech:

The Buckeyes had the biggest visitor list than any other team in the conference. Despite the loss it was still a big night for Ohio State, and an incredible atmosphere for the visiting prospects.

While he isn't a recruit, Lebron James was on hand and on the sideline, which certainly helps the Buckeyes' recruiting efforts.

Ohio State commits Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell were doing their best to recruit as many visiting prospects as they could. The two five-stars were with No. 1 ranked prospect Josh Sweat and fellow ESPN 300 prospects Jordan Whitehead and Matt Burrell for a good part of the night.

The Buckeyes certainly were hoping for a win, but the crowd and experience will assuredly carry more weight than the outcome.
Every Big Ten team still has major recruiting targets on the board, but a lot of needs have already been filled.

With 196 commits within the conference, here is a look at what current 2015 commits are filling the biggest needs for each team in the Big Ten.


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With 10 Big Ten commits in attendance at The Opening, the conference was well represented. Prospects for Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State competed with 153 of their peers.

The Nittany Lions had the most commitments on hand with four, including quarterback Brandon Wimbush, receiver Juwan Johnson, running back Saquon Barkley and defensive lineman Adam McLean.

Wimbush had an outstanding week and turned some heads with his performance. He found himself in the top 11 rankings for the quarterbacks all week and shined in the 7on tournament as well.

McLean hurt his hamstring early on in the event, so he wasn’t able to participate in most of the activities. He did represent the Nittany Lions well, though, with an outstanding haircut. He had Penn State and the logo cut into his hair.

Michigan had linebacker commit Darrin Kirkland Jr. and quarterback Alex Malzone. Both prospects performed well and both had their recruiting hats on too.

Kirkland showed up to the event saying he had his targets on running back Mike Weber, and he had all week to try to convince Weber to join him in Ann Arbor.

The Spartans also had a quarterback on hand with Brian Lewerke participating in the Elite 11. Lewerke had a quiet week, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing with this type of event. Lewerke didn’t make many mistakes and was part of the championship team for the 7on tourney.

Linebacker Justin Hilliard wasn’t so quiet as he made his presence known early, earning a top 15 SPARQ rating and being named to the all-tourney team in the 7on play.

That feat is impressive given the fact that 7-on-7 play isn’t geared towards linebackers and certainly not to 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebackers at that.

Hilliard was joined by fellow Ohio State commits Tyler Green and Jashon Cornell at the event.

It was a good test for the prospects to size up their future competition and gain some experience when they transition to college.

Back in early May, we heard from some concerned Buckeyes fans who were wringing their hands over Ohio State's slow start in the latest recruiting cycle. Back then, their team had only two commitments.

My reaction was simply to chuckle, because I don't see any reason to worry about the job Urban Meyer and his staff do on the recruiting trail. And just two months later, look at the Buckeyes now.

Ohio State landed two monster commitments this morning when defenders Jashon Cornell and Justin Hilliard gave their verbal pledges within minutes of each other. Both are five-star players, according to ESPN Recruiting, with Hilliard ranking as the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 13 overall prospect in the ESPN 300 and Cornell checking in as the No. 5 defensive end and No. 16 overall prospect. Craig Haubert has a breakdown of how much impact the pair of five-star prospects can make on the Buckeyes' defense.

Cornell, who hails from St. Paul, Minn., eliminated Minnesota from his final list earlier this year. Michigan State and Iowa were also among his finalists. Hilliard, who's from Cincinnati, also considered Michigan and Iowa in his final five.

That gives the Buckeyes 12 total commitments and four in the ESPN 300. Our latest 2015 class rankings now have Meyer's team at No. 6 nationally, up 17 spots from their previous showing. The only other Big Ten schools in the top 25 are Penn State (No. 4 nationally with 17 total commitments) and Michigan (No. 23, eight commits).

The scary thing for the rest of the league is that Meyer and his staff have been known as great closers in the final weeks leading up to signing day, beating out marquee programs for top undecided prospects late. They're already built a great foundation in July. Hilliard said at his press conference that he and Cornell would try and recruit other elite players to join them in Columbus, including four-star Kentucky running back Damien Harris. He took note of today's news.

Five-stars Hilliard, Cornell to announce

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Five-star recruits Justin Hilliard (No. 13 in the ESPN 300) and Jashon Cornell (No. 16) will be making their college announcements live on ESPN.com at 10 a.m. ET. Tune in to see where these program-changing prospects will end up.

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