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Bruce Pearl lands recruit Purifoy

Updated: August 24, 2014, 1:39 PM ET
By Adam Finkelstein | ESPN.com

Roughly twenty-four hours before his show-cause penalty was set to expire, coach Bruce Pearl scored a major commitment from ESPN 100 small forward Danjel Purifoy, giving Auburn a huge boost of momentum heading into what was already expected to be a big weekend.

Pearl's three-year penalty is set to expire Saturday at midnight, marking the first time he'll be allowed to have any communication with potential recruits since he accepted the Auburn job in March.

That didn't stop ...

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