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16 Days To Purdue Football: Dolapo Macarthy

Today's featured player came in very much under the radar. He attended a prep school before enrolling at Purdue last spring and going through spring practice as a quarterback. While playing at Merrillville HS in northwest Indiana he was named one of the top dual threat QBs in the 2011 recruiting class, but he has now made the switch to wide receiver.

Dolapo Macarthy - Fr.

Hometown: Merrillville, IN (Merrilville HS)

Wide Receiver

6'5", 220 pounds

2011 Projection: Likely Redshirt

Macarthy had a stellar high school career, throwing for more than 2,900 yards. His junior year he threw for 23 touchdowns while running for 12 more. He led Merrillville to a sectional title before opting to head to Hargrave Military Academy.

Nigerian by decent, he then took some time off to visit his homeland before also spending time at a junior college. He enrolled at Purdue this past spring where he decided to walk on to the football team. His career has been quite nomadic to this point, but he enters with freshman level eligibility. He is definitely an athletic talent that was highly recruited while he was still in high school, but he kind of fell through the cracks and into our lap.

He did play at quarterback in the spring, going 2 of 4 for 23 yards in limited action. I see him redshirting this season, but because of his recent history at the position he could be an emergency quarterback if needed.

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