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Boiling Point


New Haven wideout sees Big Ten interest

New Haven wide receiver Jordan Hogue has offers from Ball State and Bowling Green.

But some programs in the Big Ten are hoping he takes his time with his decision.

Purdue, one of four Big Ten schools looking at Hogue, had the 6-foot-1, 180-pound wideout on campus for a visit Saturday when the Boilermakers took on Ohio State.

Coach Darrell Hazell and his camp were up-front with Hogue, who is among the area's leaders in receiving yards and scoring. They have other options at wide receiver and a couple commits already, but the Boilermakers want to keep evaluating the senior and see him as a potential recruiting option.

"They've got some receivers committed, and they've got a bunch of scholarships out and available," Hogue said. "All the interest is just making me feel like my hard work is paying off finally, with the Ball State offer and the Bowling Green offer that came a couple weeks ago."

Hogue took the visit with AWP Sports teammate Drue Tranquill, a Carroll senior who has committed to Purdue. The recruiting picture isn't as clear for Hogue, but he liked the idea of playing his college ball with Tranquill.

"He's a great competitor and everything," Hogue said. "That would probably be a fun thing, you know, to play with somebody you've known for a while and gotten to know and are good friends with."

Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan State have also checked in with Hogue. He visited Bloomington last month.