Last week Purdue gave an offer to Joshua Little, a 6'3 defensive end from Oklahoma. Little is part of the 2015 class, which of we only have one commit so far this cycle (Elijah Sindelar). So far Little only has 2 offers, Purdue being the first major conference school. Texas Tech has previously offered and now Purdue has too. Despite not garnering many offers yet some other big schools have showed interest in him, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma along with Tulsa have talked to the kid, despite not even being rated by rivals.
Josh is a decently sized kid sitting at 225 pounds, but would need to put on some weight to make an impact on the defensive line. He benches 300 lbs, squats 350 lbs and has a 29 inch vertical. Although, there aren't very many articles wrote about him, or even recruiting pages for him yet as he does not have an ESPN profile, and barely has a 247 one. He could be a diamond in the rough, with having the size to play D-Line with a year of experience, or maybe become a outside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme.
The main component to Little's game is playing hard. He never takes a play off, he just loves to play football. At this point his biggest knock is how raw his game is currently. Purdue has a strong tradition of molding great defensive ends, so that should help us in recruiting him to be the next in the "Den of Defensive Ends". His natural football instincts are stellar, he played all over the defensive line in his junior year. On tape, he looked the most disruptive at the defensive tackle spot. He was almost always the first one off the snap, and hits very hard. That is something Purdue could use some more of.
His father played football at Tulsa, so some believe they have an advantage in recruiting him, but have yet to offer. All together he seems to be an offer we should keep our eyes on, as his senior year will dictate his college potential, and offers most likely.