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Hazell on recruiting

Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell addressed his recruiting style during Tuesday's news conference.

"It starts with the academic piece, making sure a guy can not only be successful but also flourish in the classroom," he said. "Then it goes to character, and you've got to ask those tough questions in the school to the people that are not necessarily the advocate for that young man. And then it goes to obviously the skill set of that person and that position. We'll do a good job evaluating that. I watch every single guy that we'll offer. It goes from the area coach to the position coach to the coordinator to me, and then I'll pass it along if it seems fit. But we'll do our due diligence. We will not do what a lot of schools are doing now, which is recruiting by ear; this guy is a four star, this guy is a five star. We're going to do our work and we're going to watch the film and we are going to make our good decisions from the film."