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With Dana Evans off the recruiting board, the Purdue staff turns their future focus to other prospects left on the 2017 recruiting board.
6'4 Sidney Cooks (F, Kenosha (WI)): Cooks was visited yesterday by Purdue assistant Wisdom-Hylton, and Coach Versyp and Wisdom-Hylton both paid a home visit to her two weeks ago. had a home visit tonight with Michigan. As for future visits, Cooks will be at UCLA this weekend, and plans to visit Purdue in October. Cooks has improved her ESPN ranking to no. 5 in the class of 2017. Final list of Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, UCLA, and Wisconsin.
6'3 Eleah Parker (C, Charlotte (NC)): Parker is set for an official visit this weekend to Penn, and recently visited Harvard. Programs that are involved include Purdue, Davidson, Harvard, Penn, Virginia Tech, and Kentucky. Parker is ranked No. 61 by Prospects Nation.
6'2 Hailey Brown (F, Hamilton (ON)): Reportedly visited by Purdue two weeks ago. Comes in at No. 38 by ESPN.
6'2 Estella Moschkau (F, Mount Horeb (WI)): Removed Purdue and Minnesota from her list. Recent official visit to Wisconsin. Also considering Oklahoma and Stanford. Currently ranked No. 44 by ESPN.
6'1 Maya Caldwell (WF, Charlotte (NC)): Scouted along with Eleah Parker, but no mentions recently and the trail seems to be cold. Not many mentions of schools north of Virginia.
6'0 Tamara Farquhar (WF, Pierrefonds (QC)): List is down to two -- Purdue and Michigan State.
5'8 Channise Lewis (PG, Miami (FL)): Due to announce her choice on Wednesday, October 5. She is down to Illinois, Purdue, Virginia Tech, and South Florida. She is rated No. 77 by ESPN.
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Victoria Oglesby decommits from Dayton
A player Purdue had scouted recently decommitted from Dayton. Victoria Oglesby, a 5'8 guard from Suwanee (GA), reopened her recruitment following the resignation of Dayton head coach Jim Jabir. Oglesby got early press for being one of the top guards in her class, but suffered ACL tears in back to back years. She is also one of the better students in the 2018 class. She just opened things back up today, so no word yet on who might be making contact.
This and That
Over the past couple weeks ... 2017 point guard Dana Evans committed to Louisville ... 2017 post Madison Treece chose Duke ... 2017 point guard Kiana Williams reduced her list to Baylor, Stanford, and Oregon State ... 2018 guard Katlyn Gilbert chose Notre Dame.
Big Ten Recruiting
Deja Church, a 5'10 guard from Southfield (MI) picked Minnesota last Friday. Ranked No. 67 by Prospects Nation, she averaged 19 points per game as a junior. She brings Minnesota up to two 2017 commitments so far.
Penn State received their second 2017 commitment from Alisia Smith, a 6'3 center from Lansing (MI).
2019 Bree Boles' decommitment from Indiana was tempered a bit by Indiana's third commitment for the class of 2017. Keyanna Warthen, a 5'10 guard from Fort Lauderdale (FL), averaged 20.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 4.8 steals last season. Indiana now has the most committed players in the Big Ten for 2017, at three.
READ MORE: Big Ten Recruiting: Commitments