Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Some weekend leftovers and fresh ones from this morning.
A lack of top-tier talent in the Big Ten region has hurt teams in a conference that has struggled on the field, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
"The top-rated recruit committed to a Big Ten school, according to Rivals.com, is Michigan-bound defensive tackle William Campbell at 26th nationally, 48th by CSTV recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Lemming's top Big Ten commit is Ohio State's Dorian Bell, a linebacker whom he ranks 27th overall."
Georgia has become a recruiting hotbed for Ohio State, which has plucked players like Anderson Russell and Cameron Heyward from the Peach State, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Greg Robinson sought out Rich Rodriguez about Michigan's defensive coordinator vacancy, and he plans to bring a new attitude to the Wolverines, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi and head coach Tim Brewster no longer are discussing a contract extension, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
Illinois picked up a couple of commitments from the state of Florida, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Some more good Illini nuggets from the Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite, who reports that talented cornerback Patrick Nixon should learn soon whether he's cleared by the NCAA.
Iowa made a strong recruiting push during the weekend, The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse writes in his blog.