Big Ten recruiting: Boilers heat up

As National Signing Day gets closer, you'll see more recruiting updates in the blog. The fine folks at Scouts Inc. are on top of it all, and here are some Big Ten-related notes from national recruiting director Tom Luginbill.

It looks like Purdue has had a nice few days.

Defensive back Antoine Lewis drops Gophers for Purdue

The Boilermakers have snared a pledge for the Class of 2010 from three-star cornerback Antoine Lewis of Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.).

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Lewis decommitted from Minnesota. He also holds offers from Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky.

Purdue has 21 commitments.

Wisconsin athlete Justin Sinz commits to the Boilermakers

Three-star athlete Justin Sinz, who played quarterback for Edgar High School (Edgar, Wis.), has given a Class of 2010 pledge to Purdue

Recruited as a tight end, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Sinz also holds an offer from Illinois State.

"I really like everything, the facilities, the players and the coaches," Sinz told the Journal and Courier. "I talked with coach Hope this morning, and he asked what I had thought of the whole thing or if I needed time. I told him I had made up my mind before I went there this weekend that if I liked everything, I would probably be ready to commit."

He is the 21st commitment for the Boilermakers.

Easley still committed to Penn State but considering Oregon

Under Armour All-American defensive lineman Dominique Easley (Long Island, N.Y./Curtis), a Penn State commitment, made an official visit to Oregon for its Civil War victory and spoke with ESPN affiliate Web site NittanyNetwork.com his current status.

"I'm still committed to Penn State, but I'm considering Oregon," he said. Easley will make an official visit to Penn State this coming weekend.