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Illinois OT talks Purdue junior day

Plainfield (Ill.) Central junior offensive tackle prospect Perry Dorrestein (6-foot-7, 255 pounds) might not have been in everyone's early recruiting radar this winter, yet Dorrestein is a very solid looking prospect who's been drawing recruiting looks and interest from several Big Ten schools this winter. Dorrestein made his first college junior day visit last Saturday to Purdue and talked about his Boilermakers junior day experience.
"It was a great day for me on Saturday at Purdue," Dorrestein said. "I had a chance to visit the campus as well as some of the facilities at Purdue, and I really enjoyed myself."
Dorrestein, who as a junior in 2004 was named as an all conference and all area performer for the 1-8 Wildcats, talked about what stood out on his junior day visit to Purdue.
"I had a chance to sit down and talk with head coach Joe Tiller as well as getting a chance to know all of the coaches at Purdue better, and that was great. They seem like very down to Earth kind of guys. I also liked the campus and the facilities at Purdue, plus Purdue also offers a great education."
Dorrestein, who maintains an impressive 4.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, has drawn mail and junior day invites from several schools this winter.
"I've received letters so far from Purdue, Illinois, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin, UCLA and Georgia Tech, plus several Ivy League schools have been sending me mail. I'm going to attend a junior day event at Notre Dame this coming weekend, and I'm also going to try to get to another junior day at Northwestern hopefully soon."
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