Purdue picked up a couple more solid verbal commitments over the weekend (both linemen) and Offensive Line Coach Jim Bridge is pretty excited about it:
The train is rolling in a BIG, BAD way. #goldrush15 #BoilerUp— Jim Bridge (@CoachJimBridge) January 18, 2015
Officially committed to play ball at The university of Purdue! #BoilerUp #Hammerdown pic.twitter.com/CYqicvvyK3— Larry Wells™ 7⃣0⃣ (@15welllarry) January 18, 2015
The Boilers landed their 4th offensive line commitment for the 2015 class in 6'6", 310 lb. Larry Wells from Kenton, Ohio on Sunday. Wells also had offers to play at Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Akron, among others. Like Eddy Wilson (yesterday's commit), he was rated 3-stars by both Rivals and 247. Purdue had quite a few visitors over the weekend and at least one more is expected to commit, possibly even later today.
Purdue could end up having about 16 guys on the roster next season for the offensive line, which means at least 1 or 2 of these incoming linemen (or possibly all of them) will most likely redshirt. The core of the OL will be returning in 2015 which means Bridge and Hazell are building for the future, which is very encouraging.
Watch the video of Wells below and enjoy seeing him pancake the much smaller defenders. It won't be that easy in the B1G, obviously, but it's still fun to watch. He's a very large man.