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Purdue Football Scholarship Grid Update July 6

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It looks like the scholarship situation at Purdue is finally settling out. For the longest time Purdue was over the limit for the coming season with several graduate transfer coming in. We were told that attrition was coming over the summer and there would be room, but I was keeping players on here until I was able to find confirmation. Last night, that confirmation came for several players I suspected were gone.

Thanks to the excellent work for Stacy Clardie at GBI we now know there are eight players that have left the program since the spring due to the “culture of competition” being established by coach Brohm:

At least eight players from the spring are no longer with the program, though only one of them likely would have been a candidate to make the two-deep in the fall (Terrance Landers). Otherwise, there’s not a significant ding without defensive lineman Fred Brown, linebacker Tim Faison, receiver Malik Kimbrough, offensive lineman Jalen Neal, safety Dezwan Polk-Campbell and running backs Keyante Green and David Yancey.

That goes in line with what we have thought. We knew about Neal, Landers, and Faison previously. In the link to Faison I talked about Johnny Daniels, who GBI did not mention, as a transfer to Arkansas Pine Bluff. That’s also where I speculated that Polk-Campbell could be a casualty. With Polk-Campbell, Brown, Green, Kimbrough, and Yancey now off the list I have Purdue at 82 of 85 scholarships used for the coming season.

July 6 Purdue Football Scholarship Grid

Player Position ('17-'18) ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22)
Player Position ('17-'18) ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22)
Dave Steinmetz OL Grad Transfer
TJ McCollum LB Grad Transfer
Josh Okonye DB Grad Transfer
Da'Wan Hunte CB Senior (5)
Antoine Miles DE Senior (5)
Danny Ezechukwu LB Senior (5)
Anthony Mahoungou WR Senior
Gelen Robinson DE Senior
Gregory Phillips WR Senior
Ja'Whaun Bentley LB Senior
Christopher Parker S Senior
Kamal Hardy CB Senior
Austin Larkin DE Senior
Corey Holmes WR Grad Transfer Grad Transfer
Shane Evans OG Grad Transfer Grad Transfer
Dexter Knox RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Bearooz Yacoobi OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Cole Herdman TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
David Blough QB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Keiwan Jones DT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kirk Barron C Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tim Cason CB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Will Colmery DT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Rob Simmons DE Junior Senior
Ben Makowksi LS Junior Senior
TJ Jallow S Junior Senior
Ethan Smart OL Junior Senior
Joe Schopper P Junior Senior
Markell Jones RB Junior Senior
Eddy Wilson DT Junior Senior
Isaac Zico WR Junior Senior
Ray Ellis DT Junior Senior
Terry Wright WR Junior Senior
Markus Bailey LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tario Fuller RB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Andy Chelf S Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Brycen Hopkins TE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Chazmyn Turner DE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Elijah Sindelar QB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jess Trussell TE Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Matt McCann OT Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Little CB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Mendez OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Peyton Truitt OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Richard Worship RB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Sawyer Dawson LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kai Higgins DE Sophomore Junior Senior
Josh Hayes CB Sophomore Junior Senior
Alex Criddle DT Sophomore Junior Senior
Navon Mosley S Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Wegher RB Sophomore Junior Senior
J.D. Dellinger K Sophomore Junior Senior
Lorenzo Neal DT Sophomore Junior Senior
Brian Lankford-Johnson RB Sophomore Junior Senior
Brandon Shuman CB Sophomore Junior Senior
Benaiah Franklin WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Anthony Watts DT Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jared Sparks QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Grant Hermanns OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Simeon Smiley CB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tanner Hawthorne OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Semisi Fakasiieiki LB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jackson Anthrop WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Griffin Alstott QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Darius Pittman TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Nicholas Sipe QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Tyler Hamilton WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Dedrick Mackey DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Mark Stickford OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jacob Abrams DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jalen Jackson OG Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Giovanni Hightower-Reviere DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
D’Jaundrae Edwards WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Viktor Beach OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
DeShon Washington OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kenneth Major DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Allen Daniels DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Keyron Catlett WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Derrick Barnes LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Robert McWilliams LB/DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornell Jones LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Tobias Larry LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jaylan Alexander LB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Plummer QB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Elijah Ball DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kadin Smith DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Charles Allen OG Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Cravaack TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornelius McCoy WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Byron Perkins CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Eric Miller OT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Connor Parks DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cory Trice S Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Lawrence Johnson DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Will Bramel OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jimmy McKenna OL Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Total Scholarships Left 3 2 22 44 71
Total Scholarships Used 82 83 63 41 14

That makes for some interesting numbers. Many of the players culled here were fifth year guys that were entering their final seasons anyway (Green, Polk-Campbell, Yancey, Daniels). Neal and Kimbrough were second-year JuCo guys with only one year left too. That means Faison and Brown were the only ones that opened up space for the 2018 recruiting class and beyond.

Now, technically, Purdue has more committed players for the 2018 season in terms of scholarship commitments (83) than it does for the 2017 season.

This also gives coach Brohm a little more play for the coming year. If there is another Graduate Transfer or two out there he is pursuing that we don’t know about there is room. If he wants to reward a walk-on like Eric Swingler that has earned a spot, he can.

Then you have the current 2018 recruiting class. Purdue already has 14 commitments. There are only 13 scholarship seniors leaving after this season (three of them graduate transfers that are one year hired guns). That means there could be some more attrition over the coming months. Will Colmery and Andy Chelf, two guys battling some pretty serious off-the-field health situations, are also still on the scholarship list.

Overall though, this is not a bad thing. It is very, very good that coach Brohm is making every spot competitive. That can only make Purdue a better football team. The more that Brohm gets “his guys” in, the better.