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27 Days to Purdue Football: Navon Mosley and David Day

One of Purdue’s top freshmen and a walk-on highlight today.

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Usually when two players share a number one is on offense and one is on defense. Today not only are both players on defense, both are int he same area: the Secondary.

Navon Mosley - Fr.

West Bloomfield, MI (West Bloomfield HS)

6’, 181 pounds


2016 Projection: Potential contributor at Safety

Mosley is a one of the promising young freshman defensive backs that could see time on the field this year. Leroy Clark and Robert Gregory are the returning starters, but Gregory has been questionable at times, so Mosley could earn some playing time if he can lock up a spot on the two deep.

Mosley played all over the field in high school. He played wide receiver, running back, safety, and cornerback. With him, his team was 9-0 in the regular season last year, but he has a bigger goal in mind:

The West Bloomfield senior-to-be recently committed to the Purdue University football program and instantly set a lofty goal for himself. He plans to graduate as the all-time interception leader in Boilermakers history.

And the magic number is 18.

“I don’t want to go somewhere and just play. I want to leave my mark,” he said. “I want to have a remembrance, and getting interceptions is my favorite thing to do. Every time the ball is in the air, I want that interception. So that’s how I want to leave my mark.”

That’s pretty impressive, and I hope he gets it. He was also a high school teammate of starting defensive tackle Eddy Wilson, so this is a school that has already given Purdue a major contributor.

David Day - So.

Indianapolis, IN (North Central HS)

5’9”, 182 pounds


2016 Projection: Reserve at Cornerback

Hailing from the north side of Indianapolis, David Day comes to us as a walk-on that joined the team this spring from North Central HS. This is a school that plays the best of the best in Indiana every year. They are in the Metropolitan interscholastic Conference with Carmel, Center Grove, Ben Davis, and Warren Central as the big four that battle for state supremacy every season in the state’s largest class. Only twice since 1998 has the Class 5A (or 6A since 2013) state title game NOT had at least one of those four teams, and six times it has had two of those four.

As a result, North Central has struggled. They enter this season having lost 21 in a row. Day still had some good highlights against the state’s best teams, so perhaps he can earn some playing time.