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Purdue Football Recruiting: Better a Boiler than a Cyclone - Hermanns Commits

Purdue flipped intriguing LT prospect Grant Hermanns from Iowa St. over the weekend.

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Grant Hermanns, a 6'7, 265 pound offensive line prospect from New Mexico, decommitted from Iowa St. and committed to the Boilermakers over the weekend, to plug one of the holes left from recent decommitments. Hermanns has an impressive offer list for a 2* prospect, with offers from Iowa St., Kansas, Texas Tech, and Washington St.

Hermanns is the kind of left tackle prospect I like. He has prototypical height for the position, and can grow into his frame under the supervision of a college weight and nutrition program. There are very few plug and play left tackles in high school football, and those guys get snapped up before Purdue can even convince them that Purdue is in Indiana and not New Jersey. That leaves two types of developmental linemen, fat guys that come in at 300 pounds, but should probably only carries 250 pounds of good weight or kid that only carries 250 pounds, with a frame that can get up to 300 pounds. I like the lighter guys that can move and gain weight. Hermanns is that type of player. Keep in mind that Matt Light started out as a 6'4 240 pound tight end and Dennis Kelly came to Purdue at 6'8 240 pounds. Hopefully Hermanns can follow the example of these two former Boilermakers. Overall, Hermanns is probably the absolute best case scenario for a late add to this class.