Willie Taggart and Oregon have eight ESPN 300 recruits already after a disappointing 2016 season. The Ducks are one of programs on the rise this year.
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A look at four relatively-unheralded players from the Big Ten East who may make a big impact for their schools this fall.
Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan cast large shadows, but receivers from Indiana and Purdue could steal some of the spotlight this fall.
Jaelyn Duncan is a big, physical offensive line prospect with a high ceiling for development.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Maryland landed a commitment from ESPN 300 offensive lineman Jaelyn Duncan on Thursday. Duncan is the No. 45 ranked prospect and the third ESPN 300 commit for the Terps in the 2018 class. Duncan joins defensive tackle Austin Fontaine and quarterback Tyler DeSue as the top 300 commitments for the Terps.
Led by Northwestern's Justin Jackson, who led the league in rushing last season, the Big Ten is loaded with backs who could run for 1,000 yards.
Can Ohio State throw the ball? Can Michigan run it? We look at the biggest questions that each team will be trying to answer as they get back to work.
Upsets are tough to predict by nature, but there are plenty of opportunities for some Big Ten East teams to shock the world this fall.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots signed rookie CB Will Likely on Monday, with Likely adding a layer of depth in the defensive backfield and as a kickoff and punt returner. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound Maryland alum returned 87 kickoffs for 2,233 yards and two touchdowns, and had 67 punt returns for 875 yards with four touchdowns in his college career. Likely was limited to six games as a senior is coming off a torn right ACL sustained on Oct. 15.
Penn State's Saquon Barkley is the top returning running back in the Big Ten, but another team lays claim to the top running game.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer
Steelers starting SS Sean Davis underwent surgical procedure on his shoulder this offseason, according to sources. He expects to be 100 percent for training camp. The second-round pick in 2016 had 70 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a rookie.
Big Ten coaches often have to see players they almost landed in recruiting going against them each year when playing for a conference rival.
Things have been looking up for the Buckeyes since their embarrassing loss in the Fiesta Bowl, but the top-heavy East won't be a cakewalk.
Wide receiver Rayshad Lewis is transferring to Maryland and will be playing his home games about 30 miles from where his father, Ray Lewis, menaced offenses for 17 seasons with the Ravens.
Ohio State promises one of the toughest defensive fronts in the nation while Penn State's multi-pronged offense should be fun to watch.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
There are currently 25 total ESPN 300 commitments in the Big Ten, all coming from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Maryland. Penn State has the most with eight ESPN 300 commitments followed by Ohio State with seven, Michigan with five, Nebraska holding four and Maryland with one.
SEC? Nuh-uh. ACC? Not quite. Big 12 and Pac-12? Um, no. From the elite at the top and all the way down, the Big Ten has the best collection of coaches.
All four of the conference's teams that were in the playoff mix -- Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin -- return their starting QBs.
Continuing to build depth and talent at the quarterback position is paramount for Maryland, and on Wednesday the Terrapins took another big step in that direction picking up a commitment from Tyler DeSue out of Virginia.
From the Bob Diaco effect in Lincoln to the P.J. Fleck effect in the Twin Cities, we get back to answering your Big Ten questions in a new mailbag.
Maryland president Wallace Loh stirred up an old ACC rivalry by saying he would expect North Carolina to get the "death penalty" over the academic allegations against the athletic program.
Northwestern, which had two games scheduled for Friday nights in 2017, had both games moved to Saturdays in an updated schedule released by the Big Ten.
Spring football is a time for hope and the thought that anything is possible, right? Um, no. Here's why your team will be disappointed in the fall.
While looking hard at Maryland, Alabama and a few Pac-12 programs will get spring visits from the defensive end.