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17 Days to Purdue Football: Nick Sipe

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The freshman from Southern California has plenty of time to learn.

NCAA Football: Big Ten Media Days Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue is always looking for the next quarterback in the Cradle. Our proud quarterback tradition brings expectations to the position before a player even takes a snap. It might be two years before today’s player even plays at all, but there is already discussion about him being the next one in the Cradle.

Nick Sipe – Fr.

Villa Park, CA (Villa Park HS)

6’4”, 200 pounds

Quarterback

2017 Projection: Likely redshirt

With five scholarship QBs on the roster, three of them having already used their redshirt, Sipe is almost certain to be redshirted barring a spate of injuries He committed to Darrell Hazell last July and held firm in the coaching transition, probably because he is the big, tall quarterback that Jeff Brohm seems to favor.

Last year at Villa Park HS in California he led them to a third straight Crestview League title with 2,904 yards and 29 TDs against 9 INTs in 11 games. They then reached the Southern Section HS playoffs and lost to Los Alamitos 19-14 to finish the year 9-2.

Sipe is definitely a promising player. He also has the luxury of time on his side. It is likely at least two years before he is going to be asked to start, and given two years to learn the Brohm system could make for an exciting breakout in 2019.