Purdue has received it’s 10th commitment of the 2017 class, with the verbal from Marcus Jones, an undersized athlete. Jones will more than likely play defensive back for the Boilermakers. He comes into the class unranked, with offers from many small schools and getting interest from some SEC schools.
Honestly, little is known about him. He stands only 5’8”, 165 pounds. I am not knocking height, as Ricardo Allen was only 5’9” on a good day. According to his Hudl page, he does run a 4.4 forty yard dash, which may be why he started to get some looks from bigger schools.
Hopefully, Marcus will go out his senior year, explode, get a ton of power 5 offers and decide to stay with us. You can check out his Hudl highlights below. He shows great ball skills, acceleration and athleticism.
I really like how this class is starting to shape up for Hazell & Co., while we have been bottom dwellers in the past few years, this class is shaping up to be more of a middle of the pack class. It is a weird thing, you show commitment to updating facilities and we have got some verbals out of it. Maybe the next AD will actively be involved in the B1G Arms Race, because it is showing results with just one new update.