For the last five years we have looked to feature Big Ten signees who may not be among the headliners in each class, but who we believe can surprise and make an impact.
Past members of the list who have gone on to do that include Allen Robinson, Jake Ryan, Mason Monheim, Dan Vitale, Desmond Morgan, Akeem Hunt, Ben Lauer, Bennie Fowler and others.
Here are this year's sleepers.
||MALIK TURNER (Profile)
Springfield (Ill.) | Sacred Heart Griffin
An injury as a junior kept schools from finding out more about Turner, but the nearby Illini saw all they needed to and got themselves a 6'2, 205-pound kid who is strong and really good after the catch.
West Milton (Ohio) | Milton-Union
Martin committed last Summer without much fanfare, but he is a strong, powerful kid who could play guard or center at the next level. He was a pancake machine in high school and we think he'll be a mauler in college.