Big Ten Commitment Breakdown (5-19-2011)
In the last week, four players from the Midwest have committed to four different Big Ten schools, and each team has reason for excitement.
Four-star cornerback Terry Richardson committed to Michigan today, and like past Cass Tech corners who have gone to the Wolverines, Richardson is not the biggest guy. That said, he has some of the best instincts of any prospect in this class. He also has good feet, is very fluid and has excellent ball skills, as evidenced by his eight interceptions a year ago.
Blake Thomas is a guy we feel was underrated throughout this early part of the recruiting year. The Ohio State commit is more athletic than we were lead to believe, and does a great job catching the ball, as well as blocking. He's a complete guy who we think might be a steal for Jim Tressel and company.
Northwestern picked up a major sleeper in Joseph Jones, who was hurt last year, but has a lot of talent. He's 6-2, 200-lbs and a good athlete, as well as an excellent student. He will likely be a strong safety and may even develop into a WILL linebacker, but he has good speed and shows a penchant for contact.
J.J. Robertson committed to Illinois over the weekend and the playmaking receiver is one of the state's best. He can stretch the field, go get the ball, and although he is not nationally known, we think he is one of the best in the Midwest.
In this video feature, we take a look at four recent Big Ten commitments, and talk about what each brings to the table.