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67 Days To Purdue Football: Peters Drey

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Peters Drey was a pleasant surprise last year. In taking over at center for the first time as a starter there were no major snap problems despite having four different quarterbacks see time in the backfield. Even in games where multiple quarterbacks played Rob Henry, Robert Marve, Sean Robinson, and Justin Siller all made it through without any memorably bad snaps.

Peters Drey - Jr.. (RS)

Hometown: Mobile, AL (McGill-Toolen HS)


6'6", 292 pounds

2011 projection: Starter at center

He is a member of coach Tiller's final 2008 recruiting class in which we beat out Florida State, Vanderbilt, and Duke for this former 3-star recruit. He is a smart kid too, majoring in industrial engineering. His experience could help him land the open right tackle spot. Even if he does not end up starting he will likely be a top reserve.

As with a lot of offensive linemen, it was hard to track down other background information on Drey. The random blog The World Around You offered him congratulations shortly after his decision, calling it an extremely wise choice. I agree, especially since he wanted to be an engineer. That's a much better choice than say, Communications. I also found that he was a First Team All-State selection in Alabama as a senior. So far he has been exactly what you need out of a center: a quiet presence that is solid on the line and can work with any quarterback.

Boilermakings Notes:

IT'S OKAY. WE'VE GOT WALK-ONS - Every Day Should Be Saturday
We need walk-ons like this

Boston alumni elated for Moore, Johnson to join home team - Purdue Exponent:
E'Twaun Moore said the Celtics are a "perfect match" for JaJuan Johnson and him, and many Boilermakers who have immigrated to Boston agree.

Keady court will be replaced due to damage - Purdue Exponent:
Robbie Hummel and Co. will have a brand new court to play on come next season.

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