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 1238 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
His brother Tres Barksdale is a wide receiver for Michigan State, so hooking up with a Spartans commit Friday wasn't much of a stretch for Drew Barksdale (Solon, Ohio/Solon). Drew found wide receiver Darian Hicks twice for touchdowns in the final two minutes of a come-from-behind 24-21 win over Shaker Heights.
about 1796 days ago | Brad Bournival | On The Trail: Midwest Region
Michigan State might want to reconsider where they put Darian Hicks (Solon, Ohio/Solon) when the Spartans commit comes to school next season. Hicks, who is being tabbed as a cornerback for MSU, flashed some serious offensive skills in pulling the Comets back from the dead in a 24-21 win over Shaker Heights.
about 1796 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail