Matt Painter and his staff at Purdue have proven that they are willing to be aggressive with young prospects. Saturday, that aggression turned into a commitment from Derek Willis.
Only a sophomore, Willis visited West Lafayette unofficially on Saturday and accepted a scholarship offer on the spot.
"I thought about it the other night and I just thought it was the best decision for me," Willis told Jody Demling of The Courier-Journal. "It's a great academic school and (the coaching staff) are really trustworthy people."
Still relatively unknown on the national circuit, the 6-foot-8 product of Mt. Washington (Kent.) Bullitt East had been generating quite a buzz regionally.