We can all use some good news after the basketball game, and this is some very good news. Coach Darrell Hazell has his first commitment under his watch, and it is a big one. Leroy Clark, a 5'10" 170 pound cornerback from Miami's Archbishop Carroll High School is going to be a Boilermaker.
ESPN rates Carroll as a 4-star pickup and the No. 37 player nationally at his position. Rivals rates him as a 3-star, but he has an impressive list of offers from Oklahoma, Miami, Florida State, and Alabama. Purdue was on him before coach Hope was fired, so let's consider this a parting gift from Danny.
Amazingly, Clark was highly touted despite his team going 0-10 this season and getting blown out in all but one game.
First, some highlights:
Then, an interview.
This is a very good pickup, especially since coach Hazell technically can't recruit for Purdue yet. For a team in limbo to get a four-star commit is big, and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Welcome to Purdue, young man.