The Big Ten Conference boasts several of the nation's premier college football programs. Storied traditions, historic rivalries and a lineage of outstanding players highlight a conference that continues to increase its national reach.
Rutgers and Maryland make the leap to Big Ten competition in 2014, vastly enhancing the conference's East Coast exposure. The American heartland and Great Lakes area currently comprise the majority of "Big Ten country."
Big Ten coaches perennially aim to pluck elite prospects from this region, but they are hardly alone in their recruiting efforts. The SEC is among a group of rival BCS conferences seeking talent in the area, and no other collegiate football body can presently deliver a better sales pitch.
SEC squads have claimed seven consecutive national championships and churn out NFL prospects at an alarming rate. Here's a look at several uncommitted recruits from Big Ten territory who appear destined to join the SEC fray.