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 1116 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Since Christmas is tomorrow, the normal Big Ten Wednesday mailbag comes at you a day early. Consider this your letters to Santa blog: Matt from Tucson, Ariz., writes: I'll send my question to you since you chose Nebraska as your most improved bowl team.
about 1188 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Five junior college recruits signed with Illinois on Wednesday. The first day of the junior college signing period, Illini coach Tim Beckman received signatures from five verbal commitments from the juco ranks.
about 1558 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
ACC Maryland Demetri McGill DT Virginia Beach, VA, Ocean Lakes HT: 6-0 WT: 290 Position Rank: #93 DT Stars: 3 Big 12 Iowa State Shawn Curtis OT Orlando, FL, Olympia HT: 6-6 WT: 269 Position Rank: #29 OT Stars: 4 Kansas Samson Faifili ILB West Valley City, UT, American River College HT: 5-11 WT: 240 Mark Thomas WR Brooklyn, NY, Nassau CC HT: 6-1 WT: 205 Oklahoma Devon Thomas RB Broken Arrow, OK, Broken Arrow HT: 5-11 WT: 190 Class of 2014 Oklahoma State Brandon Garrett OT Athens, TX, Trinity Valley CC HT: 6-6 WT: 280 Texas Tech Darryl Chestnut RB Miami, FL, Christopher Columbus HT: 5-8 WT: 185 Position Rank: #57 RB Stars: 3 West Virginia Dreamius Smith RB Wichita, KS, Butler CC HT: 5-11 WT: 220 Pittsburgh Dorian Johnson OT Belle Vernon, PA, Belle Vernon HT: 6-6 WT: 285 Position Rank: #2 OT Stars: 4 ESPN 150 (#22) Rutgers Dorian Miller OG Metuchen, NJ, Metuchen HT: 6-2 WT: 285 Position Rank: #22 OG Stars: 4 Big Ten Illinois Evan Panfil DE New Lenox, IL, Lincoln-Way Central HT: 6-4 WT: 230 Position Rank: N/A Stars: Evaluation Pending Zane Petty S Sacramento, CA, American River College HT: 6-0 WT: 195 Nebraska Adam Taylor RB Katy, TX, Katy HT: 6-1 WT: 200 Position Rank: #37 RB Stars: 4 Penn State Parker Cothren DT Hazel Green, AL, Hazel Green HT: 6-4 WT: 250 Position Rank: #113 DT Stars: 2 Wisconsin Marcus Ball ATH Westerville, OH, Westerville South HT: 6-3 WT: 205 Position Rank: #65 ATH Stars: 3 Tiquention Coleman S Milledgeville, GA, Georgia Military College HT: 5-10 WT: 195 Tyler Foreman S Encino, CA, Crespi Carmelite HT: 6-2 WT: 161 Position Rank: #32 S Stars: 3 Independents/Other Boise State Nick Terry DT Elk Grove, CA, Pleasant Grove HT: 6-4 WT: 265 Position Rank: N/A Stars: Evaluation Pending Brigham Young Rylee Gautavai OLB Bountiful, UT, Bountiful HT: 6-0 WT: 201 Position Rank: N/A Stars: Evaluation Pending Pac-12 Oregon State Siale Hautau DT Salt Lake City, UT, Snow College HT: 6-1 WT: 310 Stanford Mike Tyler DE Broadview Heights, OH, Brecksville-Broadview Hts.
about 1585 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail