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Purdue Visitors: Penn State Game

After two-straight games on the road, Purdue will be back in West Lafayette on Saturday to take on Big Ten foe Penn State.

Purdue is the team to beat for sought-after RB Lorenzo Woodley heading into this weekend's official visit.

The Boilermakers coaching staff is also set to host several official visitors and plenty of rising juniors.

-Purdue commits, Arlington (Texas) Grace Preparatory Academy receiver Myles Norwood and Hazel Green (Ala.) High offensive tackle Parker Cothren are both scheduled to take their official visits this weekend. Fellow Boilermaker pledges, running back David Yancey of St. John (Ind.) Lake Central, defensive end Jake Replogle of Dayton (Ohio) Centerville and running back Keyante Green of McDonough (Ga.) Eagles Landing Christian, are expected to make unofficial visits.

-Other prospects slated to make their way to the Hoosier State includes a couple Florida prospects in safety Justin Williams and running back Lorenzo Woodley, and sought-after receiver in four-star speedster Ryan Timmons.

Purdue looks like the leader for both Sunshine State standouts heading into the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Williams hails from Port Saint Lucie’s Treasure Coast High, and favors the Boilermakers over Cincinnati, FIU, Iowa State, Michigan State and Mississippi State among others. Woodley, of Miami (Fla.) Columbus, has Purdue out in front of offers from Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Ole Miss and West Virginia among others.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Timmons was the Kentucky state champ in the 100-meter dash both as a sophomore and junior. The Franklin County product has Purdue in his top five along with Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois. He’s also still communicating with Ohio State, though the Buckeyes have yet to offer. Timmons will arrive at Purdue on Saturday morning and leave late on Sunday.

-Juniors making their way to campus already holding a Purdue offer includes Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central Top247 linebacker Brandon Lee, Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle Top247 running back Mikale Wilbon, Galion (Ohio) High Top247 quarterback/athlete Dareian Watkins and Hinsdale (Ill.) Central tight end Ian Bunting.

-Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy Top247 junior offensive tackle Alex Bars will be in town. His older brother Brad plays for the Nittany Lions.

-A couple rising junior running backs expected are Evansville (Ind.) Bosse standout Carrington Crutcher and local standout Maurice Woodard of West Lafayette High. Woodard has been a regular on campus this fall.

-Brownsburg (Ind.) High sophomore offensive guard Evan Mallory will visit.

News and Notes

-Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt receiver Brian Lemelle has a playoff game on Saturday or he could have been in West Lafayette. He was also originally scheduled to visit earlier this fall but had to cancel his trip. Besides Purdue, he’s considering offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Nebraska, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia and Penn State, where he visited last weekend.

-Lithonia (Ga.) Stevenson linebacker Kight Dallas is committed to South Carolina but a prospect the Purdue staff has been trying to get to campus. Dallas was aiming for this weekend but like Lemelle has a game scheduled for Saturday. Also like Lemelle, Dallas was going to visit earlier in the fall but had to cancel his trip.

-A link to Purdue's current 2013 recruiting class here.

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