This one was easy. Jackson Anthrop, the do everything star from Lafayette Central Catholic and younger brother of basketball player Dru Anthrop and wide receiver Danny Anthrop, was offered a football scholarship today and almost immediately committed.
Excited to announce that I have been offered a scholarship to play football at Purdue University #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/Onb92qIL51— young jack (@AnthropJackson) January 17, 2016
Jackson is a three sport star like his brothers. This season he ran for 2,247 yards and 43 touchdowns as LCC went undefeated and won the Class A state championship. He also caught 27 passes 321 yards and 5 TDs, returned two interceptions for touchdowns and five punts for touchdowns.
Granted, LCC is light years better than every other Class A school in Indiana, but they also beat Class 3A runner-up West Lafayette 38-20. Anthrop basically ran roughshod over everyone.
He is rated as a 2-star prospect according to Rivals, but after seeing Dru and Danny for year you know what you're going to get in terms of heart. Dru was a walk-on that managed to earn regular minutes in his basketball career. Danny was contributor from day 1 and Purdue's best receiver by the time he left.
As a worst-case scenario Jackson could end up helping the baseball team before he is done. Baseball has only 11.7 scholarships to spread about the roster, so I am sure Doug Schreiber would welcome a solid pitcher that would cost him zero scholarship money. Last season Jackson was 6-1 with a 1.41 ERA for the Class 2A state runner-up (LCC played up a class in baseball due to success factor). He also batted .340 with 23 RBIs.
UPDATE: According to the Journal & Courier, Jackson is a greyshirt candidate and his scholarship will not begin until January 2017, at which time he would be a true freshman during the 2017 season and have five years for four years of eligibility. He also has been officially offered a baseball slot, so he could play during the 2017 season at Alexander Field.
Jackson's senior year highlights can be found here. I am not sure if he will play receiver, running back, or defense, but he is a solid 5'10" versatile athlete that will likely find his way to the field somehow.