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Purdue Football Scholarship Grid: Three More Departures

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By our numbers Purdue is at 85 on scholarship now.

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Thanks to Mike Carmin at the Lafayette Journal & Courier we now know of three more departures from the Purdue football program. In his offseason blog posted last night it was announced that C.J. Parker, Andy Chelf, and Sawyer Dawson have left hte program:

C.J. Parker

Here was his announcement:

I had originally thought Parker was already done, but he transferred from Mt. San Jacinto junior college in California to Purdue before the 2016 season and had 3 seasons to use two years of eligibility. In 2016 he played in all 12 games and had 35 tackles plus an interception he returned for 50 yards against Northwestern. He was expected to be a starter this season but tore his ACL in the spring and missed the entire year. As a graduate he can play immediately elsewhere.

Andy Chelf

Chelf has been witht he program for three years, but has yet to see the field. It has mostly been due to bad luck. He tore his ACL and missed the 2016 season as a result. Then this year, after having a decent showing as a reserve linebacker in the spring game, he was shot in the torso during a bizarre off-campus incident. That even occurred the night of the spring game. According to Carmin, he is on track to graduate in May, but may be done with football for good. I don’t blame him.

Sawyer Dawson

Dawson is another player that just finished his third year with the program. As a redshirt freshman he saw action in four games and got one tackle. This season he did not get any stats, as he was passed over by three true freshman linebackers in Cornel Jones, Derrick Barnes, and Tobias Larry. If he drops down to FCS lower he would ahve two years left.

By my count, this now has us exactly at the 85 scholarship limit.

Purdue Football Scholarship Grid January 23

Player Position ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23)
Player Position ('18-'19) ('19-'20) ('20-'21) ('21-'22) ('22-'23)
Shane Evans OG Grad Transfer
Spencer Evans K Grad Transfer
Dexter Knox RB Senior (5)
Bearooz Yacoobi OL Senior (5)
Cole Herdman TE Senior (5)
David Blough QB Senior (5)
Keiwan Jones DT Senior (5)
Kirk Barron C Senior (5)
Tim Cason CB Senior (5)
Jacob Theineman S Senior (5)
Eric Swingler OL Senior (5)
Rob Simmons DE Senior
Ben Makowksi LS Senior
TJ Jallow S Senior
Ethan Smart OL Senior
Joe Schopper P Senior
Markell Jones RB Senior
Isaac Zico WR Senior
Ray Ellis DT Senior
Terry Wright WR Senior
Markus Bailey LB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tario Fuller RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Brycen Hopkins TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Chazmyn Turner DE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Elijah Sindelar QB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jess Trussell TE Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Matt McCann OT Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Little CB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Michael Mendez OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Peyton Truitt OL Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Richard Worship RB Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kai Higgins DE Junior Senior
Alex Criddle DT Junior Senior
Navon Mosley S Junior Senior
J.D. Dellinger K Junior Senior
Lorenzo Neal DT Junior Senior
Brandon Shuman CB Junior Senior
Benaiah Franklin WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Anthony Watts DT Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jared Sparks WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Grant Hermanns OL Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Simeon Smiley CB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Semisi Fakasiieiki LB Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jackson Anthrop WR Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Keyron Catlett WR Sophomore Junior Senior
Derrick Barnes LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Darius Pittman TE Sophomore Junior Senior
Cornell Jones LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Tobias Larry LB Sophomore Junior Senior
Griffin Alstott QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Robert McWilliams LB/DE Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Nicholas Sipe QB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Tyler Hamilton WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Dedrick Mackey DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Mark Stickford OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Jacob Abrams DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Giovanni Hightower-Reviere DE Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
D’Jaundrae Edwards WR Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Viktor Beach OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
DeShon Washington OL Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Kenneth Major DB Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
Allen Daniels DT Freshman (RS) Sophomore (RS) Junior (RS) Senior (5)
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
Byron Perkins CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Eric Miller OT 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
Jordan Bonner WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
K.J. Stokes DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Branson Deen DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jack Sullivan DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Amad Anderson WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jordan Rucker CB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Cory Trice DB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Jeff Marks DT Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Kory Taylor WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Evan Anderson RB Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Payne Durham TE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Rondale Moore WR Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
George Karlaftis DE Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Total Scholarships Left 0 19 36 48 84
Total Scholarships Used 85 66 49 37 1

What’s starting to become more apparent is that Hazell’s final two recruiting classes are getting recruited over and the guys that are not rising on the depth chart by years 3 and 4 are seeing the writing on the wall. The 2016 class, which had only six three-star commitments, has only three of those six players left.

This chart, as you’ll see, includes Rondale Moore, who won’t sign until the more traditional signing day. It does not include JuCo transfer Evander Craft, who is still up in the air. Also, George Karlaftis is on there starting in 2019. Coach Brohm is still actively searching for more grad transfers as it worked out so well for us this past season. That means there will be more attrition, and already the 2018 roster will have more Brohm players than Hazell players.