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59 Days to Purdue Football: Langston Newton

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The transfer from Kentucky is eligible and could provide help up front on the defense.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

We went four days without doing a profile, but that is because there were no players numbered 63-60, so we had a bit of a break. Today we have one of Purdue's more high profile transfers in recent seasons, and he is a player that could earn playing time this year.

Langston Newton - Jr.

Carmel, IN (Carmel HS)

6'3", 284 pounds

Defensive End

2015 Projection: Possible starter at defensive end

Newton has been all over the place in his career. He started in 2012 at Kentucky where he was a three-star recruit. He redshirted that year, then did not play in 2013. He transferred to West Lafayette in January 2014 and sat out due to transfer rules.

In high school he was quite decorated. Along with Purdue teammates Jimmy Herman and Race Johnson he led Carmel to a state championship over Penn in 2011. That following spring he was the individual state champion in both the shot put and discus. His discus title would be won two years later by Gelen Robinson.