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Hammering Down: Facts from the Week

I think we are going to try something new here.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Purdue vs Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I have been thinking about doing something like this for quite some time now, but I never brought it up to the group, anticipating that they would say no Kyle, don’t do that.

But, here we are. I asked the guys today what they though about just making some type of recap from the week, mainly covering the big ones in Football and Basketball. The Legend of Shawn McCarthy and I are teaming up, sort of, and trying to make this happen. Drew finds all the football recruiting stuff literally from twitter and makes a quick tweet about recent offers.

We obviously can only use things that have been leaked to the world, but we will try to do the digging around and you guys can just relax and read what we find.

The other guys, Travis, Juan, Holmes, Ledman and Casey will add in their thoughts when they deem necessary and will probably take out stupid things I say. But, I hope this all goes over well and helps you guys with some information, that you don’t have to search all over for. If it goes over well, we can make this a weekly thing, I am free to suggestions to make this best for you guys as well.


The 2018 recruiting class still has 0 verbal commits. Both good and bad. Obviously Coach Brohm and his staff are trying to restore the Purdue name, that could be part of not having any verbals. We have offers all over the United States, I will just show a few that Drew posted on his Twitter timeline from the past couple of days.

While we are recruiting all over the nation, Coach Brohm continues to try and mend relationships with in state schools. He has offers to a plethora of Indianapolis kids, such as: Madison Norris, Willie Ervin, Lawrence Johnson, Branson Deen, Cameron McGrone & Donald Johnson. Oddly enough all defensive players. A kid I want the staff to look at now, as it is still very early for him is Jack Kiser(class of 2019), a JR LB from small Pioneer Jr-Sr High School in Indiana. Iowa offered last week, I think he is the real deal.

The first of three prospect camps fires up tomorrow, don’t be surprised if we get a verbal from a player or two this weekend.

The football roster may look different by mid to late June. Terrance Landers Jr, was the latest transfer from the program. I really had high hopes for the kid, he had great potential, I hate to see him leave, but sometimes a coaching transition doesn’t work for a player. Best of luck Terrance.

We are still 3 or 4 over on schollies, so I would assume a few more guys will be leaving the program within the next couple of weeks.


Same story, no 2018 commits yet. Summer always seems to go well with Coach Painter though.

First up, what do we do with Caleb Swanigan’s scholarship? It is too late in the game for a transfer more than likely, but don’t be surprised if it goes to a grad transfer guy. Think of a late grad transfer like Jon Octeus, who was a God send. We probably will never get another like him, but we could get one late in the game.

This 2018 recruiting class still looms large for Purdue. We have high profile guys we need to get. Eric Hunter, Robert Phinisee, Robby Carmody are amongst many others that will probably visit at some point this summer. I obviously don’t know when, but, like I said Coach Painter always does well in the summer.

Emmanuel Dowuona is a name to keep an eye on. He is a high rising center, with great potential. He is starting to catch the eye of many schools around the nation. He seems to really like Purdue though, for good reason, big man success and academics.

He is from Ghana and he is as athletic as it gets, he would be fun to have in the old gold and black for the coming years.


Purdue baseball was bounced early from the B1G Ten Tournament. But, with the team being mostly young guys, having a new coach and making the B1G tournament is a step in the right direction.

Last year we won 10 games. This year it almost tripled, with 29 wins. There is still plenty to improve on but Coach Waz has it going in the right direction. I love Purdue baseball and personally I am excited to see what the future holds with such solid young players all over.

Maybe making the NCAA Tournament isn’t that far out of reach.

Look for this every Friday afternoon! Boiler Up!

Please leave me some suggestions to make this better for you guys.