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Purdue Football Recruiting: Hometown Athlete Commits

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2015 Offensive Lineman target Peyton Truitt verbally committed to the Boilermakers on Sunday.

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Purdue landed their 14th verbal commitment for 2015 yesterday when hometown target Peyton Truitt of West Lafayette HS announced his intentions to join the Boilermakers.  Truitt is a 6'5" 280lb. offensive lineman rated as a 2-star prospect by both Rivals and 247sports.  This is Purdue's 2nd offensive lineman commit for 2015 and just their 5th from the state of Indiana.

Truitt had previously committed to Miami (OH) back in May of this year, but decided to swap to Purdue nearly 2 months after Purdue's coaching staff extended an offer.  He apparently turned a few heads at Purdue's lineman camp in June.  Right now he is projected as an offensive tackle, based solely off of body type and play style, but we all know things can and will change by the time he sees game action.

I absolutely love the fact that this kid took his time in making his decision.  His Purdue roots run deep (three generations of Purdue grads on both sides of the family), so for him to take a couple of months to weigh his options really speaks volumes to both his character and intelligence.  Aside from Miami (OH), he also held an offer from Ball State, but he ultimately decided to play for what I would consider the best university this side (or... any side, really) of the Mississippi.  Truitt is interested in Purdue's Supply Chain Management program, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally.

With the news of this commitment, Purdue still has about 10 scholarships left to hand out for 2015.  Based on just numbers, it looks like the Boilers will still be going after targets for the defensive and offensive lines as well as wide receiver, tight end, and defensive back.  Although a few targets still remain uncommitted at QB, RB, and linebacker, Purdue is most likely done recruiting heavily in those areas unless someone special becomes available.

Normally, I'd have some hudl videos to post here, but the two videos they have up for Truitt are pretty abysmal.  One his him playing as center for the basketball team.