Late links: Big Ten recruiting heats up

Posted ESPN.com's Graham Watson
I'm filling in for Adam while he's on vacation so I'm sorry about the lateness of the links.

•WLFI.com did a Q&A with new Purdue offensive coordinator Gary Nord and defensive coordinator Donn Landolm.

•Bill Kurelic, the Midwest recruiting blogger for ESPN.com, writes that recruiting in the Big Ten has picked up in the past couple of weeks.

•Shannon Shelton of the Detroit Free Press compares the similarities between former Michigan running back Mike Hart and current Michigan State signee Nick Hill.

•Ohio State earned its seventh commitment for the 2010 class with a pledge from running back Roderick Smith of Fort Wayne (Harding), Ind.

•Three former Ohio State stars are in the process of building a trainer center for serious athletes to train for professional careers.