2015 Purdue Football Recruiting: An Update On The Scholarship Situation

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue has approximately 16 scholarships to hand out for 2015.

With the news of Purdue's first 2015 commitment yesterday I figured it was time to revisit the scholarship situation again. In short, Purdue is going to be an extremely young team over the next two seasons. Here is the full grid after the commitment of Elijah Sindelar yesterday:

Player ('14-'15) ('15-'16) ('16-'17) ('17-'18) ('18-'19)
Gabe Holmes Senior (5)



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)



Akeem Hunt Senior



Brandon Cottom Senior



Raheem Mostert Senior



Jalani Phillips Senior



Taylor Richards 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)


Frankie Williams Junior (RS) Senior (5)


Danny Anthrop Junior Senior


Paul Griggs Junior Senior


Corey Clements Junior Senior


Thomas Meadows Junior Senior


Ryan Watson Junior Senior


Anthony Brown Junior Senior


Austin Appleby Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)

Langston Newton Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)

Bilal Marshall Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)

Robert Gregory Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)

Jonathan 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 Moteroso Sophomore Junior Senior

DeAngelo Yancey Sophomore Junior Senior

Ra'Zahn Howard Sophomore Junior Senior

Evan Panfil Sophomore Junior Senior

Jake Replogle Sophomore Junior Senior

Leroy Clark Sophomore Junior Senior

Austin Logan Sophomore Junior Senior

Da'Wan Hunte 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)
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
Will Colmery Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Ja'Whaun 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
Bearooz Yacoobi Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cedric Dale Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Elijah Sindelar
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Total Scholarships Used 85 69 58 30 1
Total Scholarships Left 0 16 27 55 84

Some notes:

  • Langston Newton, who was declared immediately eligible, will be able to go on scholarship immediately. He has three years of eligibility remaining and does not have to sit out a year because of an NCAA waiver. He moved closer to home to help care for an ailing grandfather, so they approved his waiver.
  • Newton takes the 85th and final scholarship for 2014 as it stands now, though there could be two departures because of the legal and suspension situations for Taylor Richards and Jordan Woods.
  • The 2014 senior class is very small with only 17 members, so that will make for a smaller 2015 recruiting class.
  • The 2015 senior class is even smaller with only 11 members, thus making the 2016 recruiting class even smaller, barring any departures. Since there are some every year we might be able to see that class get int he range of about 15, but it will still be very small.
  • Naturally, that makes Purdue very, very young in 2014. Out of 85 scholarship players, a whopping 57 have three years or more of eligibility remaining.
  • Of the 28 players with two years or less of eligibility, 6 did not play a particularly large role last season (Torwudzo, Davis, DeBoef, Macarthy, Rouse, Johnson), Schmitt and Griggs are specialists, and Richards is in limbo because of his DWI. Gilliam and Robinson could lose starting jobs to underclassmen too. That means young guys will play A LOT in 2014.

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