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2016 Purdue Football Recruiting: Class Full?

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It looks like Purdue might be done on the recruiting trail.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The commitment of Terrance Landers Jr. yesterday was a good one for Purdue, as it was able to hit on a prime target with a big 6'4" receiver that I think can help immediately. It also may have filled the 2015 recruiting class. By my count Purdue is now full with all 85 scholarships spoken for:

Player

('16-'17)

('17-'18)

('18-'19)

('19-'20)

Andy Garcia

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



Kamal Hardy

Junior

Senior



Austin Larkin

Junior

Senior



Jaylen Neal

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


Tario Fuller

Freshman (RS)

Sophomore (RS)

Junior (RS)

Senior (5)

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)

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)

Sawyer Dawson

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

Alex Criddle

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Luke Campbell

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Benaiah Franklin

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Navon Mosley

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Anthony Watts

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Jack Wegher

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

J.D. Dellinger

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Lorenzo Neal

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Terrance Landers

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior
















Total Scholarships Left

0

21

42

57

Total Scholarships Used

85

64

43

28

Now, onto some more details:

  • We are down to the end of the Hope recruited players. Of the 5th year guys, Garcia, Marshall, Cermin, Posey, Prince, King, Herman, Warburg, Curry, Roos, and Gregory were all brought in by Danny Hope and redshirted in his final season. Some of the 4th year guys were recruited by hope, but I will give credit to Hazell for hanging on to them since he had to keep that class intact for 2 months until signing day.
  • According to GBI, Wegher, Hardy, Larkin, and Jaylen Neal are already signed and on campus. Larkin is the most interesting of the four, as he is a JuCo that got a decent amount of playing time as a walk-on at Notre Dame.
  • I still could see Purdue adding a couple of members to the 2016 class. I am shocked that Keyante Green hasn't announced a transfer already. The scholarship status of Langston Newton has never been clear, either since he was a transfer from Kentucky. I assume he is on scholarship.
  • This chart also reflects the loss of Austin Appleby, as he opened up a spot as a 5th year-to-be.
  • Purdue has 16 players coming out of redshirt. Given as bad as we have been, all 16 have to look at being immediate contributors.
  • Conversely, there is some "dead weight" at the top in guys that have barely played or not played at all despite entering their 4th or 5th year on the roster. I don't begrudge these guys getting a free education at all. Still, they haven't done much on the field. Joey Warburg, Jonathan Curry, Keith Byars II, Johnny Daniels, Myles Norwood, and Matt Burke are the main guys here. I hope they can contribute going forward, but it would be a surprise if they did.
  • There are currently 7 junior college transfers on the roster, with four of them being in the incoming class. Domonique Young ended up being a nice addition last year, but the four in the incoming class (Parker, Hardy, Larkin, and Jaylen Neal) need to be immediate impact guys.
  • Purdue is incredibly thin at quarterback. We have Blough and Sindelar as scholarship guys, but as of right now walk-on sophomore Aaron Banks is the third stringer. He did come in and complete a pass against Indiana, however, technically giving him more experience than Sindelar.
  • Speaking of walk-ons, there are a few that should continue to play. Jarrett Burgess got quite a few snaps within the offense. Alex Hilger was a special teams ace. Brian Bravo and Myles Homan are kickers that could compete. Race Johnson, Evan Pulliam, and Evan Feichter also played as reserves or on special teams last year. Hilger, Johnson, Pulliam, and Feichter all played more than the "dead weight" guys above.
  • A few players are coming off of serious injuries, too. Ja'Whaun Bentley is the main guy, and Purdue desperately needs him back at 100%. Keiwan Jones also had a torn ACL and had surgery in November.Markus Bailey is also coming off of a torn ACL.
  • Finally, it is very hard to get excited when this coaching staff has shown very little ability to put these guys in a position to succeed. Yes, we like Marcus Freeman and feel he has done an excellent job with linebackers, but there is very little excitement around the program and the incoming commits aren't exactly raising eyebrows (13th in the B1G according to Rivals). We have to hope multiple players are diamonds in the rough and have breakout seasons, all while new coordinators on both sides of the ball are hopefully major improvements. I want these players to succeed desperately, but I have zero confidence in the coaches above them. 6-30 will do that.