J.B. Paxson update

Indiana DL J.B. Paxson (6-3, 265, 4.85, Scout.com's #2 DE, 5 stars) now says Purdue (11/13 official trip) and Tennessee lead slightly over Arizona.

The youngster from Greenwood Center Grove says, "I'll probably be making my decision between these two schools.

"My official visit to Purdue went really well. I already know a lot about the university, but this was a great behind the scenes look. They beat Ohio State that weekend, and seeing that was a lot of fun.

"My host was Brent Grover (DT). We all got spoiled Friday and Saturday with food. I got to prepare with the team before the game. I went to their practice and meetings, got to eat a team dinner and see a movie with them on Friday night.

"The highlight of the trip was being in the locker room with the team after the game. It was the first time they beat Ohio State since 2000. It was a lot of fun being in that atmosphere. All-in-all it was just a good time.

"Purdue has been to eight straight bowl games. The best is still to come with the talented class they have ahead of me. Their program is established now and there should be a lot of good years ahead for the Boilermakers.

"I like Tennessee obviously because of the big crowds that show up for their home games. The fans there are great. You know that coach (Phillip) Fulmer and his staff are going to be there for the long haul. It's a great place to play football, and experience a great tradition if that's where I end up going.

"With the firing of head coach (Ron) Zook at Florida, I've had minimum contact with them at best. I hope they end up finding the right guy to coach that team back to the dominance people want down there in Gainesville.

"As far as baseball goes it's still further down the road and football is in my near future. Right now I'm just looking to choose a school to go to and we'll take it from there."

Paxson will also officially visit Arizona (12/3) and Tennessee (12/10). "These three official visits will be it for me."

Final SR (6-4) stats: 80+ tackles/11 sacks

2.8/860 SAT/no retest


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