With spring practice having come to a close in the Big Ten, there are a number of recruits that have committed to Big Ten universities following their spring games. Spring games, while truly a glorified scrimmage, are important in the recruiting process. The games allow recruits to experience a gameday-like atmosphere while also getting more exclusive attention than a normal game. Let’s take a look at the Big Ten commits.
Ivory Winters, a 3-star running back out of Hayti, Mo., announced his commitment to the Hoosiers on Apr. 20. Winters is ranked in the top-1000 nationally and is 20th in his home state of Missouri.
First I want to give an honor to God for blessing me with the opportunity to continue my football career at the Indiana University. Wanna thank my coaches, family, and teammates for helping get here. Gods plan we just getting started.,@coachrobHHS @JPRockMO @MHart2032 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/6cUh19ICQM
— Ivory (@Ivoryw_1) April 20, 2018
The Terrapins locked up two recruits following their Apr. 14 spring game. First was Ahmarean Brown who committed on the day of the game. Brown is a 3-star wide receiver out of Tampa, Fla.
The second to commit after the 14th was Parker Moorer, strong-side defensive end, who announced Monday that he would be heading to College Park.
While the Wolverines had their spring game canceled, they still held a team scrimmage and hosted recruits. Te’Cory Couch, 4-star, committed that same day. Couch is 5-9.5 and 148 pounds from Hollywood, Fla. He is also ranked in the 247 top-250 on a national scale.
I thank god and my parents, and coaches for help lead me in making this difficult decision but I am proud to announce that I am flipping my commitment to the university of Michigan 〽️🔵#GoBlue 🔵 pic.twitter.com/LTcT06FZw7
— T©️(MD)⚠️ (@TecoryC_16) April 15, 2018
The second Wolverine to announce after the Michigan “spring game” was Jack Stewart. Stewart is a 3-star offensive tackle from Connecticut.
Jase Bowen, 3-star wide receiver, announced his commitment on the day of the Spartan spring game. Bowen is from Toledo, Ohio—a major stomping ground for the green and white.
Marcel Lewis committed to Michigan State eleven days later. Lewis is a 3-star inside linebacker from Clinton Township, Mich. He stands at 6-1 and 205 pounds and is ranked 20th in the state of Michigan.
The Buckeyes’ first post-spring game commitment came on Apr. 16 from Noah Potter. Potter, whose brother Micah is a big man on the Ohio State basketball team, is a 4-star defensive end from Mentor.
The second Buckeye commit came two days later from 4-star Steele Chambers. Chambers is an out-of-stater from Roswell, Ga. The Georgia native stands at 6-2, 215 pounds and is ranked in the top-350 nationally.
The sole commit after the Penn State spring game was a big one for the Nittany Lions. Caedan Wallace is ranked as the No. 4 offensive guard in the country and is 81st overall. Wallace is 6-5, 315 pounds and comes from Princeton, N.J.
Donald Williams, a 3-star safety from Camden, N. J., committed to the State University of New Jersey on Apr. 22.
While Northwestern did not have a standard spring game, they did host a publicized final practice on Apr. 14. Adetomiwa Adebawore was the only commit for the ‘Cats after this. Adebawore is a weak-side defensive end from Kansas City, Mo. and is rated as a 3-star.