2014 Purdue Football Recruiting: Cedric Dale Commits

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Purdue grabs a cornerback as the 19th commitment for 2014.

Is Purdue's football class full again? We're a week from national Signing Day and Purdue once again is up to 19 players with the commitment of Cedric Dale, a 5'8" 167 pound running back from Hebron High School in Lewisville, Texas:

Dale is listed as a running back, but Purdue has recruited him as cornerback. He is a 2-star player according to Rivals, a 3-star according to ESPN, and a 3-star according to Scout. I liked what Scout had to say about him:

Is the go-to-guy on his team and they find a number of ways to get him the ball. He plays running back and will get snaps in the wildcat. His biggest strength is a quick burst and open field elusiveness. He has good first step acceleration and is extremely slippery as he works his way to the outside to break big runs. He has good hands and that will make him more complete college player, because he is slightly undersized as a RB or CB prospect.

With the transfer of Armstead Williams and the loss of Chris Jones to Nebraska Purdue was down to 84 used scholarships before Dale committed. Purdue is now full again, even though a JuCo offensive tackle is a big late target:

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 (RS)

Shane Mikesky

Junior (RS)

Senior (RS)

Robert Kugler

Junior (RS)

Senior (RS)

Michael Rouse III

Junior (RS)

Senior (RS)

Frankie Williams

Junior (RS)

Senior (RS)

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

Dalyn 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

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

Juan Jenkins

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Martesse Patterson

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Cole Herdman

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Dexter Knox

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

LaDarius Wiley

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Cedric Dale

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Bearooz Yacoobi

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total Scholarships Used

85

68

58

32

Total Scholarships Left

0

17

27

53

If I had to compare Dale to a current player it would be Ricardo Allen. Both are undersized corners that play with a chip on their shoulder, and Purdue needs guys like that. Here is some video:


Overall, his commitment does not move the needle a lot in terms of the class:

Player

Rivals

ESPN

Scout

Kirk Barron

2-star

3-star

3-star

David Blough

3-star

3-star

3-star

Trae Hart

2-star

3-star

3-star

Austin McGehee

2-star

3-star

3-star

Gregory Phillips

2-star

3-star

2-star

Gelen Robinson

4-star

3-star

3-star

Tim Cason

3-star

3-star

3-star

Keiwan Jones

2-star

3-star

2-star

Simmie Cobbs

3-star

3-star

2-star

Brandon Roberts

2-star

3-star

3-star

Jawhaun Bentley

3-star

3-star

3-star

Martesse Patterson

2-star

3-star

3-star

Will Colmery

3-star

3-star

2-star

Juan Jenkins

3-star

3-star

2-star

Cole Herdman

2-star

3-star

2-star

Dexter Knox

2-star

3-star

2-star

LaDarius Wiley

3-star

3-star

3-star

Cedric Dale

2-star

3-star

3-star

Bearooz Yacoobi

2-star

3-star

2-star

CLASS RANK

63rd Nationally, 13th of 14 in B1G

Not in top 40 Nationally

58th Nationally, 11th of 14 in B1G

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