Baker selects Purdue over Notre Dame

Updated: March 25, 2004, 10:00 AM ET
By Bill Hodge | CollegeSports.com

After months of deliberation, Super Prospect defensive lineman Ryan Baker of Indianapolis-Bishop Chatard, Ind., has signed with the Purdue Boilermakers over Notre Dame.

Baker made a commitment to the Irish in late January, but had second thoughts and didn't sign with the school. Considered the top player in Indiana, he played on four state championship teams during his career at Chatard --- three in football and one in basketball. Among many other offers were Michigan, Oklahoma, Boston College, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Stanford.

Duke has its first Class 2005 pledge in junior defensive back Marquis Melvin of Whiteville, NC.

Class 2004 defensive lineman A.J. Lindsay of Kokomo, Ind/Joliet CC, Ill., has signed with Temple. He had once chosen Grambling.

Wyoming has signed Class 2004 tight end John Wadkowski of Ventura CC, Cal.

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Football Commitments/Signings:
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Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2002: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2001: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2000: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1999: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.