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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Recruiting rankings: Michigan, OSU steady

By Adam Rittenberg

ESPN recruiting has issued its newest set of class rankings, and not too much has changed in Big Ten land.

Michigan dropped one spot to No. 7, but remains the top-ranked class in the Big Ten. The Wolverines have 24 commits, including three ESPNU 150 selections.

Ohio State also moved down one spot to No. 11. Urban Meyer's recruiting surge in December helped the Buckeyes move up the chart. Four ESPNU 150 selections have committed to Meyer, highlighted by defensive tackle Noah Spence.

No other Big Ten teams appear in the top 25. It doesn't mean there aren't some other solid classes around the league, but in terms of star power, the SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 seem to have more.

I'd also invite you to check out our new recruiting podcast, Verbal Commitment. Meyer's impact at Ohio State is among the items being discussed.