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Purdue Football: 2019 Recruiting Class Breakdown

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Here is one complete list and breakdown of each our newest Boilermakers.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback:

  • Paul Piferi - Villa Park, California - 3*, 6’5” , 220 Pounds

Paul is the lone quarterback for the 2019 class. He is a tall, athletic, gun slinger. He is likely headed to a redshirt season, but will be great down the road for us.

Running Back:

  • King Doerue - Amarillo, Texas - 3*, 6’, 210 Pounds
  • Da’Joun Hewitt - Nashville, Tennessee - 3*, 5’11”, 190 Pounds

This duo of running backs will be very good for Purdue. I do believe that both were pretty under recruited, with king’s picking up late his senior season. King reminds me a lot of Markell Jones and Hewitt reminds me of Tario Fuller, who is a really good all around back. Both will probably redshirt, as Richie Worship, Tario Fuller, Alexander Horvath and Evan Anderson will all be ready to play.

Wide Receiver:

  • Milton Wright - Louisville, Kentucky - 4*, 6’3”, 190 Pounds
  • T.J. Sheffield - Thompsons Station, Tennessee - 3*, 5’10”, 170 Pounds
  • Mershawn Rice - Reyonoldsburg, Ohio - 4*, 6’2”, 185 Pounds

Possible late addition:

  • David Bell - Indianapolis, Indiana - 6’2”, 180 Pounds, 4*

This may be our best position group of this class. 2, maybe 3 four star wide receivers, with 2 or 3 being outside guys. We need to surround Rondale with talent on the outside to maximize him in the slot. This year, that was Isaac Zico. Now we have a couple of guys that can come in and fill that role, as well as some redshirt freshmen. There is also Jared Sparks. Quite frankly, we are loaded at wide receiver.

Tight Ends:

  • Kyle Bilodeau - Woodberry Forest, Virginia - 6’6”, 245 Pounds, 3*
  • Garrett Miller - Round Rock, Texas - 6’5”, 230 Pounds, 3*

These two are as good as any tight end in the nation. The Brohmfense features the tight ends quite a bit. He has put an emphasis on tall, athletic tight ends the last two seasons, as last year he signed 6’7”, Payne Durham. Look for both of these to redshirt as we will have Hopkins, Pittman and Durham next year.

Offensive Line:

  • Kyle Jornigan - Youngstown, Ohio - 6’4”, 295 Pounds, 3*
  • Spencer Holstege - Grand Rapids, Michigan - 6’5”, 280 Pounds, 3*
  • Dave Monnot III - Joliet, Illinois - 6’6”, 290 Pounds, 3*
  • Cam Craig - Dublin, Ohio - 6’5”, 270 Pounds, 3*

4 or 5 offensive linemen a class is fine with me. Coach Brohm likes his linemen tall and long, this is evident with this class. All will need a redshit year to fill out their frames and gain some muscle. I like them all as prospects. Jornigan and Craig are more of Guards and Monnot III and Holstege are projected to be tackles.

Defensive Line:

  • Steven Faucheux - West Chester, Ohio - 6’4”, 280 Pounds, 4*
  • Sulaiman Kpaka - Grand Prairie, Texas - 6’3”, 260 Pounds, 3*
  • Dontay Hunter - Westerville, Ohio - 6’4”, 245 Pounds, 3*
  • George Karlaftis - West Lafayette, Indiana - 6’5”, 265 Pounds, 4*

Along with wide receivers, this is a very talented group. A group where I can see all of them being in the rotation early on. Obviously, we have heard a ton about George. But, Hunter is my favorite player of this class and I believe he went under the radar. He has a college ready body. Faucheux will contribute as 3 tech early on. Kpaka is a tweener right now between end of tackle, he could potentially see a redshirt. Again, I like them all.

Linebackers:

  • Jacob Wahlberg - Norton Shores, Michigan - 6’4”, 220 Pounds, 3* (No LOI yet)
  • Crishawn Long - Parma, Ohio - 6’2”, 195 Pounds, 3*
  • Khalil Saunders - Elmhurst, Illinois - 6’4”, 215 Pounds, 3*
  • Chase Triplett - Michigan City, Indiana - 6’3”, 210 Pounds, 3* (No LOI yet)

We needed a big Linebacker class. We were thin there all season and quite frankly we lucked out that the injury bug didn’t bite us there. Now we get a class of 4 players coming in to help with that. As of now, there has been no LOI from Wahlberg or Triplett, I am guessing some numbers are being worked out. But, of the group, I think they all can help us on special teams to get ready for starting roles down the road. Similar to what we did with Barnes, Larry and Jones when we had some LB depth last season. Larry is no longer with the team.

Defensive Back:

  • Jalen Graham - Detroit, Michigan - 6’2”, 210 Pounds, 3*
  • Cameron Allen - Bluefield, Virginia - 6’1”, 185 Pounds, 3*
  • Nyles Beverly - Macedonia, Ohio - 6’, 185 Pounds, 3*
  • Marvin Grant - Detroit, Michigan - 6’2”, 195 Pounds 4*

This is another talented group of ball players. Grant and Graham are both great at finding the ball back at safety, as well as laying the boom across the middle. I think they both may see action right away, at least on special teams. Allen and Beverly are both solid ball players too, but we have some depth at corner we have gained over the course of the last two years that makes me think they will see a redshirt.

Specialists:

  • Brooks Cormier - Tuscaloosa, Alabama - 6’5”, 220 Pounds, 5* Kohl’s Kicking Service

Schopper is gone. We need a punter, so we brought in the 8th best punter in the nation. He will probably start right off the bat if I had to guess. At 6’5” he has to be one of the tallest punters in the nation. He will be on scholarship, as I was asked that earlier on Twitter. Brooks is a premier Punter.