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Purdue Football Recruiting: So, how did they do?

A belated look at Purdue's verbal commitments performances from last Friday.

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ThelegendofShawnMcCarthy returns with his weekly recruit update. This weeks episode is a little behind schedule because no one told ThelegendofShawnMcCarthy that having a 3 month old, a job, and going to school takes up an inordinate amount of time some weeks. I guess I should have done my research in beforehand. Anyway, Purdue is coming off a monumental victory over Southern Illinois and is looking to keep the momentum going against the foulest of foes, the Iowa Hawkeyes. Let's take a look back into the past and check out how our recruits did last Friday night.

Markus Bailey (LB): After beating on a Canadian team last week, Hilliard Davidson returned to playing teams from the United States, and it didn't go so well. Davidson lost to Dublin Coffman 9-24 in one of their rivalry games. On the bright side, Markus Bailey had a solid game for Davidson, rushing for 37 yards on 8 carries and recording Davidsons only touchdown of the night. Bailey also led that Davidson defense with 6 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss.

Tyshawn Brown (WR): Tyshawn's Mays team continued to roll defeating Southwest DeKalb 27-8. Unfortunately, Brown has yet to get untracked this season, posting 3 yards on 1 carry and 17 yards on two receptions. Brown has struggled to produce on a star studded team this year. Hopefully he can figure it out next week.

Andy Chelf (DB): The Carroll Dragons had the week off, which provided Chelf an opportunity to see the Boilermakers win in person on Saturday.

Wyatt Cook(LB): The McDonogh Eagles had an open date on the schedule. Cook will actually be in West Lafayette for the game on Saturday, per his twitter account.

Sawyer Dawson(LB): Dawson's Plant City team fell to rival Durant 7-12 last week. Strangely this was Plant City's second official game of the year. Dawson shook off the rust and put together an impressive defensive stat line recording 11 total tackles (5 un 6 as) and 1 tackle for loss.

Robert Ennis(RB): After exploding for 315 yards and 4 touchdowns last week Ennis came back to earth posting 78 yards on 13 carries and 6 tackles in Millville's 12-27 loss to St. Augustine Prep. Leaving Markell Jones with the job of posting the most absurd rushing stats for a Purdue last week.

Tario Fuller (RB): Lanier continued their surprising run with another victory on Friday night, defeating Cedar Shoals 21-7. Strangely, Fuller didn't play against Cedar Shoals, and I can't find any information on why. If anyone knows what's up with Fuller, put the info in the comments section. Here is a nice article on Fuller, people only have nice things to say about him.

Markell Jones (RB): Jones and Columbus East continued to mow down their laughably bad competition, this time beating up on a hapless New Albany team 56-0. Jones only needed 9 carries to put up 132 yards and 3 touchdowns, and added 1 catch for 14 yards for good measure. Jones is a good player, but it's almost impossible to tell how good because his competition is so putrid.

Ben Makowski (Snapper/Probable Alien): Penn's record remained unblemished on the season after a 56-6 throttling of South Bend Clay. Makowski once again led the Penn attack with snaps that can only be described as "other worldly". It is rumored the Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were on hand to investigate Makowski's seemingly extraterrestrial snapping abilities, and left convinced Makowski was sent from another universe more advanced at snapping than Earth.

Matt McCann(OT): Bishop Chatard worked out some frustration on Cardinal Ritter, winning 49 - 0. The game was not as close as the score indicates. McCann continues to be a giant human being that enjoys punishing smaller human beings on the football field. This continued against Ritter.

Joe "The Show" Schopper(P): Cathedral followed up it's win against Bishop Chatard last week by laying and egg against St. Xavier from Ohio, losing 0-27. The Irish have played a brutal schedule this season. Schopper had a busy game against St. Xavier, booming 7 punts and averaging 37 yards a kick with a long of 48. More importantly, Schopper pinned St. Xavier inside the 20 twice with punts that checked up like a Jack Nicklaus pitching wedge onto a manicured green.

Elijah Sindelar(QB): Sindelar continues to shred hapless defenses as he moves closer to Tim Couch's all time Kentucky passing yards record. This time Sindelar surgically dissected Fort Campbell to the tune of 20-26 for 360 yards, 4 TD's and 0 Ints, in Caldwell County's 55-7 win. Sindelar, like Jones, is simply too good for the competition.

Peyton Truitt (OT): West Lafayette continued the theme of teams with Purdue recruits beating up on bad competition with a 55-0 win over Tipton. Truitt is probably larger than anyone in Tipton, regardless of age, and I'm going to guess that he squashed a few kids while he was still in the game.

Ike Warren (DB): Warren and his John Tyler team got the week off to lick their wounds and stew over their shocking upset loss to Lee last week. This is probably good for Warren, because he broke his hand in the Lee game is going to have to adjust to playing with a cast. As always, I implore you Mr. Warren, ignore the train wreck in Austin and come on up to West Lafayette. Charlie Strong is getting whipped by Texas A&M in recruiting and getting whipped on the field by the likes of BYU and UCLA. His only recourse is to kick kids off the team so at least it looks like he is accomplishing something. Stay with Purdue and help build something.

Richard Worship (RB): Worship sat out a 7 - 47 Valley Forge loss to Elyria after suffering a scary back injury that saw him stretchered off the field the previous week. Without Worship Valley Forge pretty much has nothing. There is no timetable for Worship's return, but he is expected to play again this season, and should make a full recovery.

Basketball Recruit:

Grant Weatherford (Swiss Army Knife): Hamilton Heights defeated Eastern 34-8 as Weatherford continues to impress on the gridiron. This time Weatherford decided to be the best receiver on his team, putting up 157 yards on 6 receptions and finding the endzone 3 times. He also added 2 carries for 10 yards, 4 tackles including a tackle for loss, an interception and 4 passes defended. Weatherford appears to be a pretty decent athlete.