With the football season coming to a close on Monday, the college football world has turned its attention towards the final march on the recruiting trail. Despite a large number of recruits declaring their future homes during the early signing period, National Signing Day 2018 will still bring a number of major commitments. Here are the remaining Top 300 recruits that remain on the table for Big Ten teams prior to February 7th.

Purdue

#229 Jairus Bents: Jairus Bents is a 4-star cornerback out of Waggener Traditional in Louisville, Kentucky. Besides Purdue, Bents is considering Alabama, Duke, Pittsburgh and Michigan State.

Illinois

#165 Merlin Robertson: Merlin Robertson is a 6-3, 241 pound linebacker out of Gardena, California. The 4-star is considering Arizona State and Oklahoma as well as the Illini.

Michigan State

#229 Jairus Bents: The Spartans join Purdue as the other Big Ten team vying for Bents’ attention.
#193 Tommy Bush: Tommy Bush is a 6-5, 4-star wide receiver out of Texas. Besides the Spartans, Bush is considering Baylor and Nebraska.

Penn State

#228 Solomon Enis: Enis is a 6-4, 4-star receiver out of Phoenix, Arizona. The Nittany Lions are confident that they will land Enis with having no other real competition.
#81 Rasheed Walker: Walker is one of the top offensive linemen in the country. The 4-star from Maryland is also looking at Ohio State.

Michigan

#85 Tyler Friday: Friday is a 4-star defensive tackle out of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. Friday is also considering the Buckeyes, but look for him to sign with the Wolverines.
#75 JaMarr Chase: Chase is a 4-star receiver from Louisiana that is also considering Auburn, LSU and TCU.
#17 Nicholas Petit-Frere: Petit-Frere is ranked as the third best offensive tackle in the class of 2018. He is also considering Ohio State, Alabama and Notre Dame.

Ohio State

#85 Tyler Friday: The Buckeyes join the Wolverines as the only other school Friday is considering.
#81 Rasheed Walker: Again, the Buckeyes will have to compete with another Big Ten foe. This time, it is the Penn State Nittany Lions.
#46 William Barnes: Barnes is a 4-star offensive tackle out of Apopka, Florida. Barnes is also considering Florida, North Carolina, Ole Miss and Auburn.
#27 Tyson Campbell: Campbell, a 5-star cornerback out of Florida, is considering Alabama, Georgia, and Miami (FL) besides the Buckeyes.
#17 Nicholas Petit-Frere: Again, Ohio State will join Michigan as the other Big Ten team trying to land Petit-Frere.

Nebraska

#300 Cam’ron Jones: Jones is a 4-star safety out of Texas that is also considering Ole Miss and Baylor.
#299 Elijah Wade: Elijah Wade is a 6-5, 240 pound defensive end from Las Vegas. Other than the Cornhuskers, Wade is looking at Vanderbilt, UCLA and USC.
#292 Camren McDonald: Nebraska is also competing with Ole Miss and Texas A&M for 4-star tight end Camren McDonald.
#274 Taiyon Palmer: The cornerback out of Lawrenceville, Georgia is also considering North Carolina State.
#261 Lawrence Keys II: Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, wide receiver Lawrence Keys will likely be choosing between LSU, Notre Dame, Auburn and Nebraska.
#193 Tommy Bush: Nebraska makes the second Big Ten team alongside Michigan State that has made it to the final stages of Tommy Bush’s recruitment.
#171 Isiah Crocker: Isiah Crocker is a 4-star receiver from Sacramento that is also taking into consideration Oregon and Oregon State.
#111 Aashari Crosswell: The Cornhuskers will have to fight Arizona State for 4-star, Long Beach safety Aashari Crosswell.
#73 Jalen Hall: Yet another top recruit from Long Beach, Jalen Hall is a 6-4, 4-star receiver considering the Ducks and the Cornhuskers.

Biggest Upside

The team with the biggest upside from all of this is most definitely the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Cornhuskers have already had a better recruiting year than some expected, and to land even just a couple of the recruits named above would be a major success. What a great year for the Huskers’ coaching staff.

Worst Downside

Out of the numerous recruits that the Buckeyes remain in the running for, Ohio State does not have a Crystal Ball projection for any of them. Despite having a top five class, early signing day was somewhat a disappointment for the Buckeyes; Meyer’s staff missing out on several top recruits. To not get any on National Signing Day would leave quite the bittersweet taste for Buckeye Nation.

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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.
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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.

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