Purdue picked up a big Father's Day present today when Nick Sipe gave his verbal commitment to Boilermakers. Sipe is a 6'4, 220 pound, 3* pocket passer from Villa Park, California, with offers from Boise St., Colorado St., and a collection of small schools. Sipe and Griffin Alstott give Purdue two quarterback commits for the 2017 class, with Sipe being a traditional drop back passer and Alstott providing a dual-threat skill set. It's always nice to get your quarterbacks committed early, because they tend to help you recruit other players. Sipe's commitment in particular could help Purdue mine some of the rich talent in California, a place that has been fertile for Purdue in the last few classes.
As a junior, Sipe showed off a strong and accurate arm for his Villa Park team, throwing for 2842 yards and 31 touchdowns. Just as impressive as his gaudy yardage and touchdown numbers is the fact that Sipe only threw 6 interceptions on the year. Quarterbacks with live arms and solid decision making abilities are always at a premium, and the Purdue coaching staff worked diligently to secure Sipe's commitment, and will most likely be in for a fight to keep Sipe on board, as his stock has been on the rise after a stellar performances at offseason camps, and many Pac 12 (or whatever it's called now) programs have begun to poke around. Sipe is a cornerstone player (247 Sports has him ranked at 89...1 point off 4* status) for the 2017 class. Say what you will about Purdue's coaching staff, but they have certainly expanded Purdue's recruiting footprint into the West, and especially into talent rich California. Purdue is done recruiting quarterbacks for this cycle, and did better than expected at the premier position in college football.
PS: I'm going to keep the comment section open, but I'll be nuking negative comments. If that takes too much time, I'll close the comments on all future commitment articles.