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Purdue Football Recruiting: Antwuan Branch Commits

Choo Choo ya'll! Antwuan Branch commits, giving us our fifth recruit for 2017!

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue landed a running back recruit for 2017. Antwuan Branch, had offers from Vanderbilt, Yale and Navy. While his offers aren't big time offers, the 3 star (according to 247 sports) is supposed to be on the rise.

This gives Purdue another back for the future, a position which we have plenty of talent at with Markell Jones, D.J. Knox, Richie Worship, Tario Fuller, Keyante Green and David Yancey all returning in 2017.

As a Junior last year, Branch tore apart the competition. He rushed for 2,595 yards on 313 carries, averaging out to 8.3 yards per carry. He also scored 27 touchdowns last season as well. Purdue is getting an all-around back, who likes to block as well.

Branch is a solid pickup as a potential feature back for the future. He'll hit West Lafayette on the back of Markell Jones's Heisman winning junior campaign, and could potentially play early if Jones enters the NFL draft early. Welcome to Purdue Antwaun.