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2016 Purdue Football Recruiting: Christopher Parker Commits

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Purdue is back up to eight in a very small recruiting class intended to save Darrell Hazell's job.

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

To say Purdue had zero recruiting momentum is an understatement. The Boilers had not had a commitment since July 9th, and in that time at least three players have moved elsewhere, dropping the class to a paltry seven players. Well, at least one new player is coming on board, as Christopher Parker, a safety from Mount San Jacinto Community College in San Jacinto, California, joined the 2016 recruiting class.

Parker will graduate this spring and come to Purdue with two years of eligibility. I find it interesting that Purdue went after a safety when both Leroy Clark and Brandon Roberts return next season, but I guess when you're 2-9 you need help everywhere. This also does not solve the glaring needs at kicker, linebacker depth, or anything else.

Parker is a huge for a safety at 6'2" 205 pounds. He had 61 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions this season and he is stated to be solid against the run. He also tore his ACL in his senior season at Paloma Valley HS, so he will fit in nicely. Here is the link to his Hudl page for highlights.

Parker is currently unrated by most recruiting services, but most JuCos come in between 2 and 3 stars. Here is a look at the current recruiting grid after his commitment:

Player

('16-'17)

('17-'18)

('18-'19)

('19-'20)

Andy Garcia

Senior (5)




Austin Appleby

Senior (5)




Bilal Marshall

Senior (5)




Cameron Cermin

Senior (5)




Cameron Posey

Senior (5)




J.J. Prince

Senior (5)




Jason King

Senior (5)




Jimmy Herman

Senior (5)




Joey Warburg

Senior (5)




Jonathan Curry

Senior (5)




Jordan Roos

Senior (5)




Langston Newton

Senior (5)




Robert Gregory

Senior (5)




Austin Logan

Senior




Dan Moteroso

Senior




DeAngelo Yancey

Senior




Domonique Young

Senior




Evan Panfil

Senior




Jake Replogle

Senior




Leroy Clark

Senior




Ra'Zahn Howard

Senior




Shayne Henley

Senior




Da'Wan Hunte

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Antoine Miles

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Danny Ezechukwu

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



David Yancey

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Dezwan Polk

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



John Strauser

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Johnny Daniels

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Keith Byars II

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Keyante Green

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Matt Burke

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Myles Norwood

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)



Anthony Mahoungou

Junior

Senior



Dexter Knox

Junior

Senior



Gelen Robinson

Junior

Senior



Gregory Phillips

Junior

Senior



Ja'Whaun Bentley

Junior

Senior



Trae Hart

Junior

Senior



Christopher Parker

Junior

Senior



Bearooz Yacoobi

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Brandon Roberts

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Cole Herdman

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


David Blough

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Keiwan Jones

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Kirk Barron

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Martesse Patterson

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Tim Cason

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Will Colmery

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)


Ben Makowksi

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


David Rose

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Eddy Wilson

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Joe Schopper

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Markell Jones

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Markus Bailey

Sophomore

Junior

Senior


Andy Chelf

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Brycen Hopkins

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Chazmyn Turner

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Elijah Sindelar

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Evyn Cooper

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Fred Brown

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Jess Trussell

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Larry Wells

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Matt McCann

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Michael Little

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Michael Mendez

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Peyton Truitt

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Richard Worship

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Robert Ennis

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Sawyer Dawson

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Tario Fuller

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Tim Faison

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Wyatt Cook

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

Brandon Shuman

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Dylan Powell

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Josh Hayes

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Luke Campbell

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Benaiah Franklin

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Nate Johnson

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Navon Mosley

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior






Total Scholarships Used

81

59

41

26

Total Scholarships Left

4

26

44

59