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Football Recruiting Classes

I was intrigued by our current recruiting class ranking being so low and how this has compared to prior recruiting classes. Using info obtained from Rivals, I have complied Purdue's football recruiting class rank, number of players signed, and average number of stars per signee. Also I've listed the Boilers included in each recruiting class who have gone on to play in the NFL. We all know the track record of highly rated recruits and Tmill has a nice write up from a year ago on highly regarded recruit strike outs (swing and misses list) . My take away from this data is while our 2014 class may rank low (75th overall) this is because of the small class size (17) and not necessarily the caliber of prospect we signed.

2002 Class rank 38, 27 players 2.48 average stars

Included NFL Boilers: 3 star Anthony Spencer, 2 star Mike Otto, and 2 star Uche Nwaneri.

2003 class rank 31, 26 players 2.69 average stars

Included 4 star Ray Edwards, 2 star Dustin Keller, and 3 star Bernard Pollard

2004 class rank 30. 28 players 2.79 average stars

Included 3 star Cliff Avril , 3 star Ron Ninkovich, and 3 star Curtis Painter

2005 class rank 29, 21 players 3 average stars

Included 3 star Mike Neal

2006 class rank 50, 27 players 2.3 average stars

Included 2 star Kyle Adams

2007 class rank 59, 19 players 2.68 average stars

Included 3 star Ryan Kerrigan,

2008 class rank 63, 26 players 2.38 average stars

Included 3 star Kawann Short

2009 class rank 75, 20 players 2.5 average stars

2010 class rank 54, 24 players 2.63 average stars

2011 class rank 94, 15 players 2.73 average stars

2012 class rank 33, 26 players 3 average stars

2013 class rank 56, 23 players 2.74 average stars

2014 class rank 75, 17 players 2.53 average stars

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