We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentley and Eaton Spence), as well as Zane Petty, who started the final seven games at free safety.
about 328 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
True freshmen are having a bigger and bigger impact throughout college football these days, as coaches are either becoming less afraid to throw their youngsters into the fire or are facing fewer options.
about 490 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Indiana's 2013 recruiting class is taking on a reverse trend from the 2012 class, and that is a very good thing for the Hoosiers. This time last year, a slow start littered with blowouts and bad losses to non-BCS teams cost Indiana what could have been a strong recruiting class headlined by ESPN 150 quarterback Gunner Kiel.
about 834 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
Four-star defensive end David Kenney III (Indianapolis/Pike) has decommitted from Iowa and is now favoring Indiana, according to multiple sources. Additionally, Scout.com reports that Nebraska could still be in the mix.
about 834 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt tried to put things in perspective after his Georgia team barely hung on for a sloppy 51-44 win against Tennessee on Saturday. It was an ugly game in a lot of ways for the Bulldogs, but Richt was ecstatic to leave Sanford Stadium with a win -- a particularly timely sentiment for those who remember Georgia's 2011 game against its next opponent, South Carolina.
about 849 days ago | David Ching | Georgia Bulldogs
Indiana lands its first four-star commitment with in-state pledge Antonio Allen (Indianapolis/Ben Davis), an aggressive ball hawk with great toughness. This is a big, good-looking safety prospect who passed up some more prominent schools to play for the in-state Hoosiers.
about 901 days ago | Billy Tucker | NCF On The Trail
Antonio Allen (Indianapolis/Ben Davis), the nation's No. 19 safety prospect, committed Thursday to play for Indiana, multiple sources report. Allen originally picked Ole Miss in April but decommitted from the Rebels in July.
First-year Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has targeted the Midwest with offers throughout the winter and spring months, and the emphasis has produced its first positive return with a commitment from an Indiana prospect.
about 1007 days ago | Jared Shanker | On The Trail: Midwest Region