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Big Ten Recruiting: An early look at 2017 prospects
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Big Ten Recruiting: An early look at 2017 prospects
Wednesday March 9th, 2016

It’s been a little more than a month since the 2016 recruiting cycle wrapped up on National Signing Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking ahead to prospects in the class of 2017. As spring drills roll on, SI.com is breaking down three of the top prospects that could be headed to schools in each of the five major conferences. We’ve already looked at the ACC and the Big 12. Today, we’re focusing on the Big Ten. All rankings are from Scout.com.

Trevon Grimes

High school: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Height/Weight: 6’3.5’’/190 lbs
Position: Wide receiver
Position rank: 1
National rank: 7
Status: Uncommitted

Scout.com scouting report: “Sophomore Eval: Very smooth wide receiver who covers a lot of ground quickly with long strides. Sneaky fast and is a true vertical threat. More of a glider across the field and very graceful. Receives the ball very well and naturally. High points the ball and goes after it. Can improve strength and ability to get off press coverage. A true outside receiver with big-play ability. Ceiling is very high for Grimes.”

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Dylan McCaffrey

High school: Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Height/Weight: 6’4.5’’/195 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Position rank: 3
National rank: 39
Status: Committed to Michigan

Scout.com scouting report: “McCaffrey has great bloodlines and is a tremendous talent. He's a pure pocket passer with good athleticism and a great feel for the game. He's the rare QB who can go under canter and take a drop, shows very good footwork and poise. He's a natural leader with the arm strength needed to make all the throws and is able to escape pressure and make a play with his legs. He projects as an elite high major prospect.”

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Joshua Kaindoh

High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Height/Weight: 6’6’’/228 lbs
Position: Defensive end
Position rank: 6
National rank: 76
Status: Uncommitted

Scout.com scouting report: “Kaindoh is a freakish athlete, with a combination of size, length and burst. He gets up the field in two steps and has the speed to get around the edge. He is also effective dropping into coverage, and he can chase plays down from behind. Kaindoh has the strength to bull rush, but what stands out the most is his quickness, change of direction and pure speed in covering 10 yards with long strides.”

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