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Big Ten weekend recruiting update

1/25/2010

The penultimate weekend before national signing day is now in the books, and several Big Ten teams bolstered their 2010 recruiting classes.

Let's take a look at what happened, thanks to ESPN's Scouts Inc.

Productive Georgia back Ean Days set for the Big Ten

Athlete Ean Days of Camdon County (Kingsland, Ga.) has made a Class of 2010 decision to sign with Illinois of the Big Ten.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Days chose the Illini over Indiana, Central Florida and Vanderbilt. Days rushed for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns as a running back during his senior season. He also returned two of nine kickoffs for touchdowns.

Illinois snares tight end Evan Wilson from Middle Tennessee State

Evan Wilson, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound tight end from Woodstock, Ga., has accepted a Class of 2010 offer from the Illini.

Wilson decommitted from the Blue Raiders. He was also offered by Air Force, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Marshall and Florida International.

Buckeyes, Irish offer 2011 WR Evan Spencer

Junior talent Evan Spencer (Vernon Hills, Ill.) recently picked up scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State, ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.

Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska have also offered the 6-foot, 178-pound prospect with Buckeye ties. Both his parents went to Ohio State and his father Tim played in the Horseshoe.

"I don't have any leader," Spencer stated. "When I was five and younger, I always dreamed of playing there [at Ohio State]. Now I'm extremely open minded. I'm not going to put them over anyone else because my dad went there and my parents went there. I'm not the type of person where they offer me and I'm committing right now. I'm definitely going to wait and look at all my options."

Defensive lineman Jibreel Black drops Cincinnati for Wolverines

Heavily-recruited three-star defensive end Jibreel Black of Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming HS (Wyoming, Ohio), has pledged to Michigan after decommitting from the Bearcats.

Holding over 20 offers from major programs, Black had chosen Cincinnati after withdrawing his original pledge to Indiana.

He also has offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, South Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia, among others.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Black's older brother Larry starts for the Hoosiers at defensive tackle.

Boilermakers pluck another Sunshine State senior

Purdue has picked up a Class of 2010 pledge from Normondo Harris, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound athlete from Monsignor Pace (Miami).

Projected as a cornerback/receiver, Harris was also recruited by Western Michigan and Florida Atlantic.

He joins prep teammate athlete Isaiah Williams as commitments for the Boilermakers.

The Hawkeyes snare Ohio defensive back Anthony Hitchens

Recruited as a safety, Anthony Hitchens of Clearview (Lorain, Ohio) has accepted a Class of 2010 offer from Iowa.

The 6-foot, 195-pound prospect was also offered by Kansas, Indiana, Akron and Eastern Michigan.

As a senior, Hitchens rushed for over 1400 yards and 21 touchdowns. He had 76 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

Hitchens is the 20th commitment for the Hawkeyes.