There’s still a lot of time remaining until the Early Signing Period for the 2021 recruiting class. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a quick look at how things are going on the recruiting trail in the B1G.

Obviously, this is a unique time in the recruiting cycle. The NCAA has placed a moratorium on recruiting — not permitting prospects to take official or unofficial visits to campus. Coaches have not been allowed to host camps or visit with players in a face-t0-face setting.

Recruiting has shifted to essentially an online, phone and social media setting. It’s forced coaches and programs to get really creative in the process. Some are doing much better than others.

As we hit the month of August, let’s take a look at the basic rankings in the 2021 recruiting rankings in the B1G.

*Rankings via 247Sports Composite Rankings

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

National rank: No. 1

4- and 5-star commits: 16

Total commits: 19

2. Michigan Wolverines

National rank: No. 8

4- and 5-star commits: 11

Total commits: 21

3. Wisconsin Badgers

National rank: No. 16

4- and 5-star commits: 5

Total commits: 15

4. Iowa Hawkeyes

National rank: No. 18

4- and 5-star commits: 3

Total commits: 17

5. Maryland Terrapins

National rank: No. 19

4- and 5-star commits: 3

Total commits: 18

6. Minnesota Golden Gophers

National rank: No. 24

4- and 5-star commits: 4

Total commits: 15

7. Penn State Nittany Lions

National rank: No. 27

4- and 5-star commits: 6

Total commits: 13

8. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

National rank: No. 32

4- and 5-star commits: 1

Total commits: 21

9. Nebraska Cornhuskers

National rank: No. 35

4- and 5-star commits: 2

Total commits: 14

10. Northwestern Wildcats

National rank: No. 41

4- and 5-star commits: 3

Total commits: 14

11. Indiana Hoosiers

National rank: No. 58

4- and 5-star commits: 1

Total commits: 13

12. Illinois Fighting Illini

National rank: No. 59

4- and 5-star commits: 0

Total commits: 14

13. Michigan State Spartans

National rank: No. 64

4- and 5-star commits: 0

Total commits: 12

14. Purdue Boilermakers

National rank: No. 83

4- and 5-star commits: 1

Total commits: 9