Updated 2023 Big Ten On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings

The Early Signing Period starts Wednesday, and recruiting races across the country are boiling hot right now as teams look to lock in their recruits. It is even hotter among conference rivals looking to gain any advantage over their local foes for the next few seasons.

The SEC is no different. The conference has the most recruiting talent committed to its rosters at the moment with all 14 teams ranked in the top 40 of the rankings.

Here’s the 2023 Big Ten On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings, as of Monday afternoon.

1. Ohio State (93,167)
1 five-star | 18 four-stars | 1 three-star | 20 total recruits
Top Commitments: Miami Gardens (Fla.) American Heritage wide receiver Brandon Inniss, no. 28 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The big Ohio State recruiting news this week doesn’t even involve the 2023 class. But Ryan Day looks to finish this week with yet another top five recruiting class. Inniss, four-star wide receiver Carnell Tate and On3 five-star wide receiver Noah Rogers make up one of the best position groups of the entire recruiting cycle.

2. Penn State (91,583)
0 five-stars | 15 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commitments: Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing interior offensive lineman John Williams, no. 35 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Williams, an On3 five-star recruit, and four-star interior offensive lineman Alex Birchmeier are the top two recruits in the class and could be linchpins on the offensive lineman for multiple seasons. But after them, eight of the next nine top-rated recruits are defensive players.

3. Michigan (88,723)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commitments: Colleyville (Texas) Covenant Christian Academy four-star defensive lineman Now Etta, no. 119 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Wolverines class currently ranks outside the top 20 after finishing top 10 in 2022. But the Wolverines finished incredibly strong in December and January last season, and it looks like that may be the case again this year.

4. Michigan State (88,428)
0 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 13 total recruits
Top Commitments: Norman (Okla.) Community Christian School EDGE Hi Jobe, no. 79 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Spartans have three top-200 commits in their class, which is shaping up to be in the top 25 once again for Mel Tucker. The Spartans tried to flip Dante Moore but instead Portland (Ore.) West Linn quarterback Sam Leavittwho is ranked as a top-10 player at the position by On3.

5. Iowa (87,652)
1 five-star | 1 four-star | 18 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commitments: Des Moines (Iowa) Southeast Polk offensive tackle Kadyn Proctor, no. 12 in On3 Consensus
Summary: This recruiting class is led by Proctor, although it might not be for much longer. The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine has the most likely outcome at the moment as Alabama flipping Proctor. Losing the five-star in-state recruit would be a major loss for the Hawkeyes.

6. Northwestern (76,756)
0 five-stars | 1 four-star | 17 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commitments: Dayton (Ohio) Northmont linebacker Nigel Glover, no. 287 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Northwestern was bad on the football field this season, finishing with a 1-11 record. But the Wildcats have done good work on the recruiting trail, even though they have seen a few players decommit this fall. Glover is ranked by On3 as the No. 4 players from the state of Ohio, making him a major win for the Northwestern coaching staff.

7. Minnesota (86,258)
0 five-stars | 2 four-stars | 17 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commitments: Savage (Minn.) Prior Lake interior offensive lineman Greg Johnson, no. 368 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Two of the top three Minnesota recruits will be staying in-state to play for the Golden Gophers. In-state running back Darius Tayloran On3 four-star recruit, is also a major pickup for the program.

8. Nebraska (85,831)
0 five-stars | 2 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commitments: Manor (Texas) EDGE Princewill Umanmielen, no. 216 in On3 Consensus
Summary: It is going to take at least one full recruiting cycle for Matt Rhule to really make a major impact in recruiting, but he has done a good job in the limited time he had this year. Umanmielen was a major commitment and the Huskers have a shot to bring Malachi Colemanthe state’s top prospect, back into the fold.

9. Illinois (85,774)
0 five-stars | 1 four-star | 19 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commitments: Arthur (Ill.) Arthur Senior athlete Kaden Feagin, no. 320 in On3 Consensus
Summary: For the first time in a while, there is sustained momentum and optimism at Illinois. This recruiting class may not blow anybody away, but Brett Bielema has built a solid group led by Feagin and On3 four-star athlete Saboor Karriem.

10. Maryland (85,769)
0 five-stars | 1 four-star | 22 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commitments: Hickory (NC) EDGE Rico Walker, no. 309 in On3 Consensus
Summary: IT has been a strong final week for Maryland as they have landed both Walker and On300 linebacker Dylan Gooden over the past few days. Those two are the top two commits in the class.

11. Rutgers (84,969)
0 five-stars | 0 four-stars | 18 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Commitments: Union City (NJ) interior offensive lineman James Peterson, no. 520 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Scarlet Knights are on the outside of the top 50 at the moment, but might be able to sneak their way in if they have a few moves up their sleeves.

12. Wisconsin (84,908)
0 five-stars | 1 four-star | 11 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commitments: Hamilton (Ohio) Stephen T Badin safety Braedyn Moore, no. 360 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The question with Luke Fickell now in charge is whether or not they can pull a few flips or big swings during the Early Signing Period and in February. The class is small right now at just 12 commits so there is plenty of room for other players looking to join.

13. Purdue (84,146)
0 five-stars | 1 four-star | 11 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commitments: Indianapolis Cathedral defensive lineman Kendrick Gilbert, no. 330 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Boilermakers class has been up-and-down this year, and Jeff Brohm’s departure for Louisville has not helped them heading into the stretch run of the season. Purdue has done a good job on in-state recruiting as 50% of their players come from Indiana.

14. Indiana (81,875)
0 five-stars | 0 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 10 total recruits
Top Commitments: Lake City (Fla.) Columbia safety Amare Ferrell, no. 607 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Last cycle, Indiana finished 27th overall and as the fifth-ranked team in the Big Ten. Now, Tom Allen’s 2023 class ranks last in the conference and 77th nationally. Last year’s class has 22 recruits, including four four-star players. This year’s class has only 10 recruits, none of whom are Blue Chippers.

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