5 Big Ten Leaders Recruits You Need To Know

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Every Big Ten Leaders team's five new recruits you need to know.

Recruiting 2013 

5 Leaders Recruits To Care About

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- Illinois | Signing Class

Five Recruits You Should Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. QB Aaron Bailey
11th ranked quarterback, four stars

Fantastic athlete with great size and open field ability. Has a very strong arm and can make all the throws and get the ball downfield. He still has to develop as far as making reads and polishing his overall game, but he was much improved in those areas between his junior and sophomore season. He's a big time threat with the ball in his hands though and an ideal spread quarterback.

2. DT Jarrod Clements
37th ranked defensive tackle, three stars

Wide bodied nose tackle type who plays with motor. Impressive closing speed for a guy his size. Strong, built low to the ground and tough to stop when he gets a head of steam. Plays too straight up and will maximize his strength and build when he's able to consistently sustain better pad level. He's a high effort, powerful kid who's likely going to command double teams in college.

3. CB Darius Mosely
34th ranked corner, three stars

4. DE Paul James
65th ranked defensive end, three stars

5. DT Bryce Douglas
47th ranked defensive tackle, three stars

- Indiana | Signing Class

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1. S Antonio Allen
23rd ranked safety, four stars

Very physical player and one of the hardest hitters in this class. Attacks ball carriers aggressively, has great closing speed, yet is under control and not reckless. Takes good angles to the football and does a good job of wrapping up when he strikes. He doesn't have great height, but is solidly built and strong. Has good awareness in coverage. Isn't necessarily a ballhawk in coverage, but is more than capable.

2. DT Darius Latham
24th ranked defensive tackle, four stars

3. DE David Kenney
33rd ranked defensive end four stars

4. RB Laray Smith
54th ranked running back, three stars

5. S Chase Dutra
71st ranked safety, three stars

- Ohio State | Signing Class

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1. LB Mike Mitchell
2nd ranked middle linebacker, five stars

One of the most physically gifted players in the nation in terms of size/speed combination, Mitchell consistently clocks sub 4.5 and plays with that type of speed on the field. Dominates a lower level of competition with his aggressiveness, and his tools translate well against tougher competition as seen in the week of Army Bowl. Has the size to play inside and the speed to play outside. A 3-Down backer who runs sideline to sideline

2. S Vonn Bell
2nd ranked safety, five stars

There is not much Bell does not do well in the secondary. He is still a little light for a safety that loves to deliver big hits, but he does most things very well. He makes plays, he has exceptional hands, he closes on the ball well, and he has shown great bursts out of his breaks. He could get a look at corner too because of his feet and quickness. He is an all around athlete with big-play ability.

3. DE Joey Bosa
4th  ranked defensive end, five stars

There is not much you don't like when watching Bosa in action. He is a big defensive lineman that plays with good pad level and he consistently fires off the ball. He gets penetration and helps collapse the pocket on the high school level. In college, he will be a quick interior lineman or a strong and physical end. He has a lot of room to grow still into his frame and he is only going to get better.
4. WR Jalin Marshall
6th ranked receiver, five stars

A multi-faceted athlete, Marshall played quarterback for his Middletown team, but projects at either wide receiver or running back on the college level. He has exceptional change of direction and balance, and picks up the nuances of receiver quickly to add to his instinctive running ability. Elevates well in traffic and is tough going over the middle. Marshall is most dangerous after the catch

5. RB Dontre Wilson
10th ranked running back, four stars

Wilson is not only one of the premiere play makers in the state, but he is one of the best in the country. He is a speed demon, who can score in an instant and in a number of different ways. He plays primarily out of the backfield in high school, but would make an excellent slot receiver in college. His speed is a real asset on special teams. The biggest problem will be finding out how to get him enough touches. He runs a legit 4.4.

- Penn State | Signing Class

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1. QB Christian Hackenberg
2nd ranked quarterback, five stars

A prototype pocket passer, Hackenberg has a big arm, a clean release and outstanding size. He can hit the 20 yard deep out without having to muscle up on a ball. Once he decides to throw, the ball leaves his hand quickly with excellent velocity. Hackenberg sometimes trusts his arm too much and can get in trouble throwing the ball into traffic. All the physical tools one could ask for in a passing quarterback prospect.

2. TE Adam Breneman
2nd ranked tight end, five stars

Receiver skills in a big man's body, Breneman is a mismatch against linebackers because of his size, strength and quickness out of his breaks. He has excellent hands and good leaping ability. A knee injury caused him to miss his senior season, but when he's fully recovered he has the size, quickness and hands to make plays over the middle. Good speed in the open field, will need to become more of a blocker in college

3. LB Zayd Issah
18th ranked outside linebacker, four stars

As a junior, Issah helped lead Central Dauphin to a PIAA Class AAAA Championship as one of the top two-way players in the state. On offense, he carried the ball 235 times for 1,345 yards and 21 TDs. He caught 29 passes for 672 yards and 10 TDs. On defense, He recorded 123 tackles, 14 sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was named the Co-Player of the Year in Class AAAA.

4. DE Garrett Sickels
26th ranked defensive end, four stars

As a junior, made 76 tackles, including 10 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles and blocked a punt that he recovered and scored.

5. LB Brandon Bell
17th ranked middle linebacker, three stars

Had 117 tackles, including 24 for loss, and 6 sacks, INT and blocked FG as a junior. Also ran for 435 yards and 60 yards.

- Purdue | Signing Class

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1. RB Dalyn Dawkins
36th ranked running back, four stars

2. QB Danny Etling
40th ranked quarterback, three stars

3. RB Keyante Green
83rd ranked running back, three stars

4. DT Antoine Miles
70th ranked defensive tackle, three stars

5. DT Johnny Daniels
75th ranked defensive tackle, three stars

- Wisconsin | Signing Class

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1. WR Rob Wheelwright
28th ranked receiver, four stars

Wheelwright is a smooth receiver who does a great job in the open field both after the catch and as a return man. He's not a speed merchant, but has enough to make big plays and his elusiveness and ability to make tacklers miss is an asset. Does a good job of tracking the ball in the air and attacking it at it's highest point on jump balls. Good overall hands and ball skills. Still needs to get bigger, stronger and more explosive.

2. RB Corey Clement
31st ranked running back, four stars

An instinctive runner with good hands, Clement has very little wasted motion. He is smooth in and out of his cuts. He has good vision and patience setting up his blocks. He'll fight for yardage in traffic without trying to do too much. Clement is a capable blocker in pass protection, a skill that should help his transition to college. Lacks the extra gear in the open field, but gets the most out of each of his carries.

3. FB Austin Ramesh
3rd ranked fullback, three stars

4. OG Matt Miller
35th ranked guard, three stars

5. LB Garret Dooley
22nd ranked middle linebacker, three stars

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