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2017 Purdue Football Recruiting: Jalen Jackson Commits

Jeff Brohm gets a nice offensive guard prospect.

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Jeff Brohm continues to finalize his first recruiting class, and today it was by merely breaking even on the scholarship chart. Mitch West, a long-time commitment from suburban Chicago, re-opened his commitment. Brohm was able to fill the gap quickly, however, with a player of need.

Jalen Jackson, a 6’4” 300 pound offensive guard from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia agreed to come on board today. We have no worries about losing him, either. He will officially sign tomorrow as a mid-year enrollee and will be on campus for spring practice.

Jackson is a 3-star prospect according to Rivals with offers from Colorado State, Appalachian State, and Illinois. He was previously committed to Brohm at Western Kentucky but has now flipped to follow him at Purdue.

Jackson comes in at a position of need, as Purdue needs a lot of help on the offensive line. Both offensive guard spots are currently open, too, so it is not outside the realm of possibility for him to start from day 1. Helping him even more is the ability to go through spring practice and acclimate himself with the offense from day 1.

Welcome aboard, Jalen!