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Purdue's 2015 football recruiting class is coming into a more clear focus.

"Yeah, I know this sucks right now."
"Yeah, I know this sucks right now."
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This is just a quick update here to clear up some notes on where we are with the recruiting class of 2015. There has been some confusion as to how many commits there are, how many spots are open, and others. First, here is the current scholarship situation as far as I know:

Player

('15-'16)

('16-'17)

('17-'18)

('18-'19)

Frankie Williams

Senior (5)




Michael Rouse III

Senior (5)




Robert Kugler

Senior (5)




Shane Mikesky

Senior (5)




Anthony Brown

Senior




Corey Clements

Senior




Danny Anthrop

Senior




David Hedelin

Senior




Paul Griggs

Senior




Ryan Watson

Senior




Thomas Meadows

Senior




Andy Garcia

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Austin Appleby

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



B.J. Knauf

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Bilal Marshall

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Cameron Cermin

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Cameron Posey

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Carlos Carvajal

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



J.J. Prince

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Jason King

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Jimmy Herman

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Joey Warburg

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Jonathan Curry

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Jordan Roos

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Langston Newton

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Robert Gregory

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Austin Logan

Junior

Senior



Dan Moteroso

Junior

Senior



Danny Etling

Junior

Senior



Da'Wan Hunte

Junior

Senior



DeAngelo Yancey

Junior

Senior



Evan Panfil

Junior

Senior



Jake Replogle

Junior

Senior



Leroy Clark

Junior

Senior



Ra'Zahn Howard

Junior

Senior



Shayne Henley

Junior

Senior



Antoine Miles

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Danny Ezechukwu

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


David Yancey

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Dezwan Polk

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Jason Tretter

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


John Strauser

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Johnny Daniels

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Johnny Thompson

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Keith Byars II

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Keyante Green

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Matt Burke

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Myles Norwood

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Anthony Mahoungou

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Dexter Knox

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Gelen Robinson

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Gregory Phillips

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Ja'Whaun Bentley

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Trae Hart

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Bearooz Yacoobi

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Brandon Roberts

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Cedric Dale

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Cole Herdman

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

David Blough

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Keiwan Jones

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Kirk Barron

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Martesse Patterson

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Tim Cason

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Will Colmery

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Andy Chelf

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Ben Makowksi

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Chazmyn Turner

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Elijah Sindelar

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Evyn Cooper

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Isaac Warren

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Joe Schopper

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Markell Jones

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Markus Bailey

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Matt McCann

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Michael Little

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Peyton Truitt

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Richard Worship

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Robert Ennis

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Sawyer Dawson

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Tario Fuller

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Tim Faison

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Twazanga Mugala

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Wyatt Cook

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior
















Total Scholarships Left

2

13

38

56

Total Scholarships Used

83

72

47

29

If there is a turnaround in 2015 it paves the way for a huge 2016 because there are so few seniors (11) next year. The upperclassmen list can always change if players leave the program (as happens), but as of right now, we only have two scholarships open and 21 "official" commitments.

I say official commitments because there have been other players announce, most notably Jeff Christian, that they have committed. These players do hold offers but according to the Lafayette J&C (found by reader Fermierferd) Purdue has not accepted those commitments:

Purdue's 2015 class currently has 21 known commitments. Despite published reports, the Boilermakers haven't accepted a commitment from Ohio defensive back Jeff Christian. This is not the first time it's happened to Purdue this year.

Florida's Shelton Lewis and Reche Thomas along with Georgia's Tyshawn Brown made similar announcements but are not currently part of Purdue's 2015 class.

We'll see how that changes in the coming weeks before signing day, but I honestly have no idea how that is supposed to work. one interesting possibility is the closure of UAB's football program, as their entire roster will be released and can transfer with immediate eligibility. There are some talented players there, but any additions from them would count against the scholarship limit, of course. I have no knowledge of us going after any of their players.

Finally, here are the star and class rankings according to the top three recruiting services:

Player

Position

Rivals

247

ESPN

Elijah Sindelar

QB

3-Star

3-Star

4-Star

Marcus Bailey

LB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Andy Chelf

DB

2-Star

2-Star

3-Star

Wyatt Cook

LB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Evyn Cooper

ATH

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Sawyer Dawson

LB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Robert Ennis

ATH

2-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Tim Faison

DE

2-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Tario Fuller

RB

2-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Shayne Henley (JuCo, 2 years eligibility)

DE

2-Star

2-Star

3-Star

Markell Jones

RB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Michael Little

DB, WR

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Anthony Mahoungou (JuCo, 3 years eligibilty)

WR

UR

UR

3-Star

Ben Makowski

LS

2-Star

2-Star

2-Star

Matt McCann

OL

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Twazanga Mugala

DE

2-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Joe Schopper

P

2-Star

2-Star

3-Star

Peyton Truitt

OL

2-Star

2-Star

3-Star

Chazmyn Turner

DE

2-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Isaac Warren

DB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

Richard Worship

RB

3-Star

3-Star

3-Star

NATIONAL RANK


59 of 127

60 of 127

Not top 40

BIG TEN RANK


12 of 14

13 of 14

No B1G rankings

Overall, the class rates slightly better than the 2014 class, with the mess at Michigan casting a ton of doubt on the Wolverines. They currently rank last in the Big Ten with only 8 commitments according to Rivals.

The bottom line is that we deride this class on being "under the radar" and with "diamonds in the rough", but when you have won four games in two years that is likely the best hope. We don't have Santa Booster dropping down the chimney of 5-star recruits with bags of cash because we're Purdue. We don't have a great campus or game day atmosphere to sell. The only thing we have to sell is playing time and offers for hungry players that want to work and prove they are underrated. For our sakes we had better hope there really are some under the radar players here.