RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition


Austin Ward writes: As Jordan Hall tries to absorb everything the coaching staff is throwing at him, it only took one day of spring practice for him to show how productive his move to the Pivot position could be.

Brad Bournival writesInsider: A look at the top five running back prospects Ohio State has offered in the 2014 recruiting cycle.


Josh Moyer writesInsider: PSU quarterback target Michael O'Connor plans to visit three schools and driving more than 700 miles this week.

Moyer writesInsider: Wideout David Njoku didn't walk away with a Penn State offer after a weekend visit, but he's hoping to get one. With offers cut in half by NCAA sanctions, Penn State can't afford to tip its hand in recruiting.


Michael Rothstein writes: Devin Gardner said all the right things last season, deferring to Denard Robinson down the stretch. Now there's no doubt: It's Gardner's offense at Michigan.

Rothstein writes: Big things are expected of ball-hawking safety Thomas Gordon, and after Jake Ryan's injury, he's ready to be a leader on defense.