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31 Days to Purdue Football: Robert McWilliams

The freshman from Coral Gables is probably headed towards a redshirt.

NCAA Football: Indiana State at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Our second player today is a true freshman right from Da U’s back yard

Robert McWilliams – Fr.

Coral gables, FL

6’4”, 210 pounds

Defensive End

2017 Projection: Likely redshirt

Seeing the field as a true freshman at defensive end while only weighing 210 pounds is highly unlikely, so it seems McWilliams is destined for a redshirt. He does come from coral Gables High, which has produced a number of NFL players in the past. Frank Gore, Jonathan Vilma, Denzel Perryman, and Darryl Sharpton all attended Coral Gables HS. It is also a strong baseball school, with Yonder Alonso, Mike Lowell, Eli Marrero, and Juan Alvarez as alums.

McWilliams was part of a team that was 11-2 last season. Here are some of his highlights:

McWilliams will either be a defensive end or outside linebacker at Purdue. Given Purdue’s current state at linebacker it means a redshirt is likely in order, but we will check back in 2018.