The 2017 recruiting class is full of talent at the quarterback position, across the nation. Look no further than our newest recruit Nick Sipe, who has went under the radar, but is a solid prospect. You may be wondering though, why is Purdue offering so many quarterbacks?
Well, we have four on the roster, David Blough our incumbent starter. Elijah Sindelar who seems to be the big bodied type of quarterback that we all want. Aaron Banks, the walk on and newly acquired Jared Sparks, the dual-threat freshman that could end up getting a position change at some point in his career.
We are here to show you the offers we have out for the quarterback position, as well as what chance do we really have on landing these guys that we have offers out to. Most teams have between four to six quarterbacks on their roster, while one or two might not be scholarship guys, it is important to have depth at this position. Lets take a look at who we have offers out to currently.
Make sure you check in regularly as we will continue to do this for each position.
|Player||School||Ranking (247 Sports)||Top Offers||Chance(0-10)||Comments|
|Hunter Johnson||Brownsburg High School, Indiana||5*||
Clemson (Verbal), Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame
|0||Hunter was never going to stay in the state of Indiana, we only give Notre Dame a chance with their prestige. He was headed for a powerhouse and he landed it with Clemson. While his high school has not been overly successful, Hunter could be elite with weapons around him at Clemson. Purdue incoming cornerback, Josh Hayes, did have two interceptions against him last season.|
|Chase Garbers||Corona Del Mar, California||3*||California, Arizona State, Boise State, Washington||0||I am going with a 0 here with our recent verbal from Sipe. Garbers is another pro-style kid from California, I would have given us a 3 if Sipe did not commit. Look for him to stay out west, Cal seems to be the front runner as of now.|
|Daulton Hyatt||Etowah High School, Alabama||3*||Arkansas (Verbal), Louisville, The U, Ole Miss||0||Committed to Arkansas back in March, Hyatt seems to be solid with her verbal there. Another southern kid, that honestly, Purdue had little chance to get. Hyatt will be solid in Arkansas with their run first offense.|
|Lindell Stone||Woodberry Forest High School, Virginia||3*||Virginia (Verbal), UCLA, West Virginia, Wisconsin||2||A few B1G teams were after LIndell, including our enemies in Bloomington and as listed Wisconsin. LIndell decided to stay close to home with a verbal to Virginia in April.|
|Nick Sipe||Villa Park High School, California||3*||Purdue (Verbal), Boise State, Colorado State||7||Like we posted the other day, Nick has went under the radar and we should all hope that continues to happen. Nick is a tall, but thin quarterback that will continue to improve. His offer list will continue to grow as he goes to more camps throughout the summer. Don't be surprised to see California, UCLA and some other PAC-12 schools offer by the end of the summer.|
|Tyler Lytle||Servite High School, California||3*||Arizona State, California, Colorado, The U||3||If Sipe decommits, look for Hazell and Co. to go after Lytle. He has remained uncommitted to teams and is in California, which seems to becoming a hot bed for Purdue lately.|
|Taylor Powell||Fayetteville High School, Arkansas||3*||Wake Forest (Verbal), Maryland, Vanderbilt, IU||4||Here is another kid I think we could stay in the mix with. Regardless of what we think of the coaching staff, they do their jobs and I would like to think they will stay on the phone with recruits in case of a decommittment (Sipe). Taylor's offer list isn't the best, which makes me think he will continue to be swayed, especially with a great senior season.|
|Avery Davis||Cedar Hill High School, Texas||4*||Notre Dame (Verbal), Auburn, Texas Tech, Utah||0||He is already committed to Notre Dame. There is no chance we sway him away. He fits the system that they have there and ultimately, could thrive at ND. He is just out of reach, similar to Hunter Johnson.|
|Jairus Grissom||River Rouge High School, Mississippi||3*||Rutgers, Houston, Syracuse, Wake Forest||3||Grissom has yet to commit to a school yet, which leaves his recruiting wide open. He would be a solid fit in Houston with their dual-threat friendly offense, but according to 247 Rutgers is the best bet.|
|Bryson Smith||John Tyler High School, Texas||3*||Houston (Verbal), New Mexico, SMU, Bolwing Green||0||He is solid to Houston. Can't blame him, his other offers aren't great and Houston blasted onto the scene last season. Purdue has no chance to snag him away, nor do I think we will try.|
|Griffin Alstott||Northside Christian School, Florida||3*||
Purdue (Verbal), Akron, Troy
He isn't going anywhere. He is a legend child and Purdue is by far his best offer. Will he stay at quarterback if we have 4 other pro-style quarterbacks on the roster? Perhaps, but he could be a position change quarterback as well.