NCF On The Trail: Deion Hallmon

From commitments to big official visit weekends, it's been a busy week of recruiting in the Big Ten.

Conference recruiting writers Brad Bournival and Tom VanHaaren take a look back at the week that was and look ahead as teams build toward the future.

Boilermakers flip a commitment

Purdue picked up a pledge from safety Timothy Cason II (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) this week. Though unranked and a former Western Michigan commit, the Boilermakers were able to flip the switch on the 6-foot, 179-pound Cason and make him the ninth commitment of the 2014 class.

Three-star CB Hallmon commits to Rutgers

August, 27, 2013
The Scarlet Knights added to their defensive backfield Monday night with the pledge of cornerback Deion Hallmon (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay).

Hallmon announced his decision on Twitter and the news has been confirmed by multiple reports.


He was a highly-offered prospect, holding more than 20 BCS conference scholarships. Hallmon had planned an Oct. 11 official visit to Wisconsin and received offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, UConn, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, UCLA, Wake Forest, Washington State and West Virginia.

Non-BCS programs such as Akron, Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Northern Illinois, Ohio, South Alabama and Western Kentucky also offered the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior.

Rutgers now has 23 verbals for 2014 and the nation's 19th best recruiting class.