Purdue, Indiana finalize recruiting classes

The Big Ten's two members in the state of Indiana have completed their recruiting classes for 2010.

Purdue signed 20 players on Wednesday to go along with four mid-year enrollees, bringing the total to 24 players. Once again, head coach Danny Hope did well in his home state of Florida, signing eight players from the Sunshine State. The Boilermakers went very heavy on the defensive side, signing five defensive backs, five defensive linemen and three linebackers. The class also includes three tight ends, two of whom (De'Ron Flood and Gabe Holmes) are already enrolled.

Indiana finalized a 25-man class, most of whom committed very early in the recruiting process. The Hoosiers wisely addressed their defense with 15 players, including junior college arrivals Andre Kates, Jeff Thomas and Lenyatta Kiles. The class features six linebackers and six defensive backs, two areas where IU must recharge in 2010. One of the more intriguing prospects is quarterback/athlete Kofi Hughes, who should provide a spark on offense.