The Big Ten is a competitive conference full of great tradition. Recruits who grow up in the Midwest aspire to play in the league, as it is one of the best in college football.
The Big Ten will bring in another class of great recruits in February, but some who are committed to play for one of its schools could choose a different path. A running back may opt not to headline a Big Ten school's recruiting class, while a big defensive tackle could choose to play in the SEC.
Also, Notre Dame could pluck a talented defensive player from a Big Ten school.