February 6, 2007

Inside the Class of '07

Today, Coach Joe Tiller inks his 11th recruiting class at Purdue.

It will be one of his least heralded by the media and recruiting experts, projected to be ranked toward the bottom of the Big Ten, void of big-name prospects but filled with players Purdue hopes will prove to be hidden treasures.

Purdue was more or less done recruiting last week, with the only piece of signing day intrigue appearing to be whether New Orleans linebacker/defensive end Korey Williams would follow through on the commitment he made on Friday. At the time, the pledge seemed wobbly at best, as the three-star Rivals.com prospect has wrestled with his choice between Purdue and near-by Southern Mississippi.

With Williams, Purdue would sign an 18-man class. Additionally, one holdover from last year, Tyler Haston, has already joined the program. And offensive tackle Michael Chacksfield has accepted a deferred scholarship; he'll greyshirt and join the program next January.

In all, Purdue will be adding players from nine different states: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

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