Monday, January 4, 2010
Big Ten recruiting nuggets
By ESPN.com staff
Bowl season is nearly complete, which means recruiting season will heat up all the way until National Signing Day in February.
It's time to catch up on a few Big Ten-related recruiting tidbits from ESPN's Scouts Inc.
ESPNU 150 running back Marcus Lattimore down to four
Four-star ball-carrier Marcus Lattimore (Duncan, S.C./Byrnes) has eliminated Georgia from contention, ESPN affiliate Web site TheBigSpur.com reports.
The ESPNU 150 talent is now only considering Auburn, Oregon, Penn State and South Carolina.
Lattimore has already completed official visits with the Tigers and Nittany Lions. He plans to visit the Gamecocks on Jan. 15th and the Ducks on Jan. 22nd before announcing his decision February 2nd.
Fort Lauderdale running back James White names Badgers
Wisconsin has added a Class of 2010 commitment from three-star prospect James White of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound White chose the Badgers over Michigan State, Clemson and North Carolina State.
Among his other offers were Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and Tulane.
Spartans snare Westland running back Jeremy Langford
Jeremy Langford, who rushed for 1,932 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior for John Glenn (Westland, Mich.), has accepted a Class of 2010 offer from Michigan State.
Colorado, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan also offered the 6-foot-0, 185-pound running back.
The Spartans have 17 commitments.
Florida comes out of nowhere to land Dominique Easley
In a surprise move, Under Armour All-American Dominique Easley (Staten Island, Fla./Curtis) committed to Florida over Oregon, Miami-FL and Penn State Saturday at Tropicana Field. Easley originally picked the Nittany Lions.
"The guys helped make my choice," Easley told ESPN affiliate Web site GatorCountry.com, in referring to Leon Orr and several of the other 10 Florida commitments playing in St. Petersburg on Saturday. "After talking with the (Florida) coaches, it was settled."
Four-star receiver Dyjuan Lewis reopens pledge to Cincinnati
Dyjuan Lewis, a highly-recruited wideout from Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) has decommitted from the Bearcats.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Lewis is now considering Kentucky, Purdue, Oregon and the Bearcats for the Class of 2010. He also lists Notre Dame, but the Irish have not offered.
Lewis also has offers from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Oregon and South Carolina.