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Purdue Football Recruiting: Cornerback Shuffle

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The Boilers lost a CB commit on Friday but gained a new one in David Rose.

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Isaac Warren has Decommitted

Cornerback Isaac Warren tweeted today that he is no longer committed to Purdue.  Warren committed in July, just as he was starting to burst onto the national recruiting scene.  After an impressive showing at the "Under the Lights" camp in Texas, Arizona State offered and there is also apparently some strong interest from Texas.

This decision is not shocking as Warren has been openly tweeting about other schools for a long while.  This is the nature of the beast that is the verbal commitment - there is completely no weight to it.  Players commit and change their minds.  Other times, players who were offered will commit but the school doesn't accept the verbal (which has happened several times to the Boilers just this season alone).  Before national signing day, college football recruiting is about as solid as a water balloon.  Good luck to Isaac, wherever he may end up.

David Rose Commits

Cornerback David Rose, out of Oxon Hill, MD, has verbally committed to play football for the Boilermakers.  Rose is 6'-0", 175 pounds, and a 2-star recruit according to Rivals and 247.  Toledo, Bucknell, and Ball State were some of the schools that offered Rose, but some more impressive programs including Penn State, Tennessee, NC State, Pittsburgh and Maryland were all starting to show interest.  Rose had previously verbally committed to play at Toledo.

David Rose is a smart, crafty, physical athlete.  Watching his highlights below, you will see that he plays on both sides of the ball (WR and CB) for Potomac High School this past season.  He was recruited to play cornerback for the Boilers, but his receiving skills are also pretty good and will only help him to become a more complete player.  He's not a big interception guy, but he does excel at taking his receiver completely out of the play.  He doesn't shy away from contact but he's not doing it in a way that would draw penalties.  He's solid in coverage and has very good burst to stay with his receiver.

I don't think Rose will come in and immediately make an impact in the secondary, but he will be a factor down the road.  He looks to be a very solid defender with high football IQ, which is something the defense sorely lacked this past season.  Enjoy the highlights of his senior season below, via Hudl: