- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
It’s not unusual for football to run in the family, which is why it’s no surprise to hear a recruit mention his younger brother as a prospect to watch in the future. There are plenty of past and current prospects who now have brothers rising up in the ranks and creating a name for themselves.
The Big Ten alone has a handful of younger brothers who will be household names once their time comes. Here is a look at a few prospects with ties to the Big Ten.
2015 LB Justin Hilliard
Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier
6-2, 230 pounds
No. 145 in ESPN Jr. 300
Brother: 2014 running back C.J. Hilliard, who signed with Iowa.
Offers: Arkansas, Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State among others.