2014 Purdue Football Recruiting: Brandon Roberts Commits

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Purdue picks up a solid defensive back from Valdosta, Georgia.

Purdue's big hosting weekend has yielded a third commitment, as 6' 185 pound cornerback Brandon Roberts became the 13th member of Purdue's 2014 recruiting class on Monday.

Roberts comes in as a defensive back at a position of need, especially after the news that Taylor Richards was arrested yesterday. Ricardo Allen is gone after this season, along with Normondo Harris, so the defensive secondary is in a bit of flux.

Roberts chose Purdue over offers from Cincinnati, and Washington State, but had some interest from Florida State, Louisville, and Georgia Tech. He hales from Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, and is a 2-star commit according to Rivals, but a three-star per ESPN and Scout.

There isn't a highlight video out there that I can find, but it is a relief that Purdue is going defense heavy. He is the third recruit on the defensive side of the ball to commit since Saturday. Combined with offensive line these are the biggest areas of concern for the Boilers.

It also looks like Purdue is going more after fundamentally sound 3-star guys to fill some holes with a few JuCo offensive linemen also mixed in as immediate fixes for that area. By my count Purdue now has five open scholarships, but one or two slots could open up. For example, Jordan Woods was "suspended indefinitely" after the incident with B.J. Knauf and has not officially returned. Richards is also in some limbo as well with his recent arrest.

Player

('14-'15)

('15-'16)

('16-'17)

('17-'18)

Gabe Holmes

Senior (5)

Akeem Hunt

Senior

Brandon Cottom

Senior

Raheem Mostert

Senior

Jalani Phillips

Senior

Taylor Richards

Senior

Charles Torwudzo

Senior (5)

Justin Sinz

Senior (5)

Josh Davis

Senior (5)

Jack DeBoef

Senior (5)

Jesse Schmitt

Senior (5)

Ryan Russell

Senior (5)

Sean Robinson

Senior (5)

Joe Gilliam

Senior (5)

Antoine Lewis

Senior (5)

Landon Feichter

Senior (5)

E.J. Johnson

Senior (5)

Danny Anthrop

Junior

Senior

Paul Griggs

Junior

Senior

Thomas Meadows

Junior

Senior

Ryan Watson

Junior

Senior

Anthony Brown

Junior

Senior

Dolapo Macarthy

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Shane Mikesky

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Robert Kugler

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Michael Rouse III

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Armstead Williams

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Frankie Williams

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Austin Appleby

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Bilal Marshall

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Robert Gregory

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jonathon Curry

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Aloyis Gray

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

B.J. Knauf

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Cameron Posey

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jordan Woods

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Carlos Carvajal

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Ryan Morris

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Cameron Cermin

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

J.J. Prince

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Joey Warburg

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jason King

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jordan Roos

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Andy Garcia

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jimmy Herman

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Danny Etling

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Dayln Dawkins

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Dan Monteroso

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

DeAngelo Yancey

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

RaZahn Howard

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Evan Panfil

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Jake Replogle

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Leroy Clark

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Austin Logan

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Keith Byars II

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Keyante Green

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

David Yancey

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Myles Norwood

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Matt Burke

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jason Tretter

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Johnny Daniels

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Antoine Miles

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

John Strauser

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Johnny Thompson

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Danny Ezechukwu

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Dezwan Polk

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Da'Wan Hunte

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Kirk Barron

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

David Blough

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Trae Hart

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Austin McGehee

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Gregory Phillips

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Gelen Robinson

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Denzel Ward

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Tim Cason

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Simmie Cobbs

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Will Colmery

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Jawhaun Bentley

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Keiwan Jones

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Brandon Roberts

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total Scholarships Used

80

63

52

26

Total Scholarships Left

5

22

33

59

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