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Purdue Football Recruiting: What if David Bell Doesn’t Come?

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There are other options, right?

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Our last want for the 2019 class is....

David Bell.

We all know this. He is going to announce during the Army All-American Bowl Game. The in state product is in the Rivals top 100 players now and has narrowed his list to his top 5, Purdue obviously included.

There have been good signs, Penn State has cooled on him a bit, and he cancelled his official visit to Iowa.

All good news for Purdue, right?

But the question remains, what if he doesn’t choose to be a Boilermaker?

I do think he will be at Purdue next year and I hope that I am correct. Jeff Brohm was a big step in getting a commit from the best in state player.

But, again, what if he doesn’t come? What wide receivers are left on the big board?

Well, 247 Sports lists that we still have quite a few offers out there for wide receivers around the United States.

Here they are:

T.J. Jones - 3*, 6’1”, 185 Pounds, Florida

Charles Njoku - 3*, 6’5”, 200 Pounds, New Jersey

Kendrell Scurry - 3*, 6’2”, 185 Pounds, Tennessee

Fabian McCray - 3*, 6’1”, 180 Pounds, Chicago

Tyrone Broden - 3*, 6’4”, 180 Pounds, Michigan

Of the 5, who do we have the best shot on for a plan B if David doesn’t want to be a Boilermaker?

In order, I think it goes:

Fabian McCray

Kendrell Scurry

Tyrone Broden

McCray is a recent decommit from Illinois, I can’t really blame him for not going there. He has reopened his recruitment. While Purdue remains “cool” on his 247 Sports page, Purdue coaches were up in Chicago last week, you would think we made a visit to him, just to keep our name in his recruitment process.

Scurry was committed to Tennessee over a year ago, but, he decided to decommit from there and open back up. He has gotten some more B1G offers in recent weeks and some SEC love also. He is a tall wide receiver that would like nice out wide.

As for Broden, Purdue offered back in May and we haven’t heard much from the offer since. I am not sure if the interest is mutual, but at 6’4” and being a deep threat on any given play, you would think we have continued to kick the tires on Broden, just in case.

Again, I do think that we end up getting David Bell and he will be a day one impact player in our offense. But, there are still options out there, just in case he decides otherwise.