Romeo Langford is the highest ranked Big Ten recruit since Jared Sullinger

  • 04/30/2018 8:18 pm in

Romeo Langford’s commitment to Indiana means that a top five ranked RSCI recruit will enter the Big Ten for the first time since 2010.

The Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI), which started in 1998, is a composite ranking that uses every national recruiting service ranking available.

The methodology used by the RSCI, which is pronounced “Risky,” is available here.

Prior to this year, only six incoming freshman in the Big Ten have been ranked in the RSCI top five since 1998: Zach Randolph (Michigan State), Kelvin Torbert (Michigan State), Shannon Brown (Michigan State), Greg Oden (Ohio State), Eric Gordon (Indiana) and Jared Sullinger (Ohio State).

The most recent RSCI rankings have Langford as the fifth best prospect in the country behind R.J. Barrett (Duke), Zion Williamson (Duke), Cameron Reddish (Duke) and Bol Bol (Oregon).

If that ranking holds when the final RSCI rankings are released later this spring, he would be the highest ranked prospect to enter the conference since Sullinger in 2010.

Here’s a list of the highest ranked RSCI recruit to enter Big Ten each season since 1998:

1998: Joel Pryzbilla (8), Minnesota
1999: LaVell Blanchard (6), Michigan
2000: Zach Randolph (1), Michigan State
2001: Kelvin Torbert (2), Michigan State
2002: Paul Davis (7), Michigan State
2003: Shannon Brown (3), Michigan State
2004: D.J. White (13), Indiana
2005: Joe Krabbenhoft (28), Wisconsin
2006: Greg Oden (1), Ohio State
2007: Eric Gordon (3), Indiana
2008: B.J. Mullens (8), Ohio State
2009: Royce White (31), Minnesota
2010: Jared Sullinger (2), Ohio State
2011: Cody Zeller (10), Indiana
2012: Gary Harris (16), Michigan State
2013: Noah Vonleh (8), Indiana
2014: D’Angelo Russell (16), Ohio State
2015: Diamond Stone (7), Maryland
2016: Miles Bridges (10), Michigan State
2017: Jaren Jackson (9), Michigan State
2018: Romeo Langford (5), Indiana

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