RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition


Austin Ward writes: Offenses will put pressure on the defensive backfield with multiple receivers, but that could be playing to an Ohio State strength in 2013. The Buckeyes certainly won't hesitate to play to their strengths with nickel or new dime formations.


Josh Moyer writesInsider: Sophomore defensive end Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) was standing in the lunch line Wednesday when his coach interrupted. Bill O'Brien wanted to speak with him on the phone.


Tom Van Haaren writesInsider: In this week's recruiting notebook, we catch up with receiver Ray Buford, defensive back Parrker Westphal and defensive back Avery Anderson.