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Purdue Football Recruiting: The 2015 Linebacker

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Josh Smith ILB Class of 2015

  • 6'3
  • 215 lbs
  • From Murfreesboro Tennessee
  • 4 star recruit
  • Top 10 ILB in his class
  • Great tackling, lateral movement, a good frame, and pursuit of the ball

Why Purdue needs him

Purdue's defense was pitiful last season. Purdue was ranked 114th in rush defense, allowing 235 rushing yards per game. Smith would be another young linebacker to add to the core of Gelen Robinson and Ja'Whaun Bentley. Sean Robinson, senior linebacker, will have graduated and there would be a spot wide open for Smith to come in and contribute as a true freshman. Purdue has been less than stellar recently in the linebacker department, so any big time linebacker would be a much welcomed sight. Purdue playing in a 3-4 defense Purdue needs more line backers to be able to compete defensively. They need to improve the level of linebackers they are recruiting. That way the position can be turned from a weakness to a strength.

Why Josh Smith needs Purdue

Josh has said before in interviews that he wants to go to school for engineering. Purdue is one of the best engineering schools in the nation, if not the world. Purdue is ranked as the 8th best engineering school, and the best agricultural and biological engineering school. Purdue is also top 10 in the nation in 6 other engineering categories. Plus, the opportunity for early playing time Purdue could offer would beat any other school in his top 5. Oh yea, did I ever mention Purdue is in his top 5? Smith's top 5 consists of Purdue along with Ole Miss, Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Alabama. This could be a major chance for him to make a name for himself early and often, while getting the best education for him.

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Prediction: Alabama Purdue.

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