Recruiting around the Midwest and within the Big Ten can get highly competitive. Each Big Ten coach covets a host of recruits, but chances are their rivals also have their sights set on the same group of prospects.
Recruiting classes are built by acquiring multiple players, but each coach has that one potential crowning jewel he absolutely loves. A linebacker is a favorite of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, while the same goes for Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.
Plus, one Big Ten coach already has a commitment from the recruit he covets the most.