Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Boilers, Badgers cross paths in recruiting
By ESPN.com staff
Since his return to Purdue, Danny Hope has made no secret about his intentions to recruit the state of Florida.
It's not surprising, then, that Hope and his staff are crossing paths with their colleagues from Wisconsin, a team that has recruited Florida especially hard for quite some time. If both trends keep up, expect to see more cases like the one involving wide receiver Isaiah Williams from Miami.
Williams committed to Purdue in September but changed his mind on Monday and switched to the Badgers. Scouts Inc.'s JC Shurburtt wrote on his Twitter page that the coaches at the Under Armour combine in Miami were very high on Williams and called him a "big get" for Wisconsin.
Despite Williams' decommitment, Purdue isn't losing any momentum on the recruiting trail. The Boilers on Monday received commitments from two defensive ends, Ohio product Rashad Frazier and Texas product Ryan Russell. Those two commitments come on the heels of another defensive end, heralded prospect Bruce Gaston, pledging the Boilers last week.
By the way, both Gaston and Frazier had been courted by Wisconsin.
This should add a little flavor to the Wisconsin-Purdue matchup on Nov. 6 in West Lafayette.