Big Ten football recruiting rankings as of August 1

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We have now arrived at the start of August, and Big Ten football will officially kick off later this month. While 12 of the 14 Big Ten members will have to wait until September to get things going, Nebraska and Illinois will be a part of college football’s Week 0 schedule when they begin their seasons against each other in Champaign on August 28.

Heading into the 2021 season, the recruiting classes of 2022 have been taking form for every Big Ten school, and things have been going incredibly well for Penn State and Ohio State. But it’s probably also a good time to take a temperature reading on how the rest of the Big Ten is faring on the recruiting scene both nationally and within the Big Ten.

Here is where things stand in the recruiting rankings for the Big Ten as determined by the composite team rankings calculated by 247 Sports. We have ranked each Big Ten team from the highest to the lowest ranking in the Big Ten, and have noted where each school ranks nationally.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 16 5-stars: 3 4-stars: 11 3-stars: 2 National rank: 1

Check out Buckeyes Wire for coverage of Ohio State.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 24 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 14 3-stars: 10 National rank: 2

Check out Nittany Lions Wire for coverage of Penn State.

Michigan Wolverines

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 15 5-stars: 1 4-stars: 3 3-stars: 11 National rank: 13

Check out Wolverines Wire for coverage of Michigan.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 15 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 5 3-stars: 10 National rank: 14

Indiana Hoosiers

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 14 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 4 3-stars: 10 National rank: 20

Michigan State Spartans

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 17 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 2 3-stars: 15 National rank: 23

Check out Spartans Wire for coverage of Michigan State.

Northwestern Wildcats

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 15 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 1 3-stars: 14 National rank: 30

Purdue Boilermakers

Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 14 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 2 3-stars: 12 National rank: 35

Illinois Fighting Illini

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 15 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 15 National rank: 38

Wisconsin Badgers

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Total commits: 11 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 1 3-stars: 10 National rank: 40

Check out Badgers Wire for coverage of Wisconsin.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 13 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 1 3-stars: 12 National rank: 41

Maryland Terrapins

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 12 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 11 National rank: 49

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 9 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 0 3-stars: 9 National rank: 59

Iowa Hawkeyes

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Total commits: 8 5-stars: 0 4-stars: 1 3-stars: 7 National rank: 60

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