Jeff Brohm is a quarterback whisperer, and we’re all waiting on the next QB in the Cradle. Today he got his QB for the 2019 recruiting cycle. No, it is not Hunter Johnson, who will transfer to Northwestern. It is Paul Piferi, a pro-style QB from Villa Park, California.
So excited to announce that I will continue my education and football at Purdue University! Thank you to the coaches from all of the colleges that recruited me through this process. #boilerup #hammerdown #brohmsquad #purduefootball pic.twitter.com/HMJwExYBK4— Paul Piferi (@paul_piferi16) June 12, 2018
Pilferi was a recent visitor to West Lafayette and he has the size Brohm is looking for. He is listed as 6’5”, 210 pounds and is a consensus three-star prospect. Specifically, 247 has him listed as a 3-star, as does Rivals. ESPN has not ranked him yet.
Here are his highlights:
Check out my Junior Season Highlights! - https://t.co/hTZdOUuDyr— Paul Piferi (@paul_piferi16) November 18, 2017
It is weird because it is likely going to be a while before Piferi sees the field for us. He will almost certainly redshirt as a freshman in 2019, as Elijah Sindelar is likely the starter that season. He then goes into the 2020 season in a three-way derby with Nick Sipe and Jack Plummer to start. In fact, he should be quite familiar with Sipe, as he took over for Sipe at Villa Park and was his backup in 2016.
It seems he was down to us and Oregon State, as Building the Dam said:
While he does have 17 offers, there are a few that are standing out more than others at this point in Piferi’s recruitment.
“I never publicly released a top 10 schools or anything like that, but at this point I’d say that my ‘unofficial top 6’ schools are Cincinnati, Missouri, Oregon State, Purdue, Rice and Washington State. The reason I like those six school are because of their academics, culture around each campus, the entire coaching staffs, and their offensive game plans of how they utilize their quarterbacks. I’ve already unofficially visited Washington State, I just got back from my trip to Oregon State and I have an official visit to Purdue scheduled for June 8th. Missouri is the other school that I might visit as well since my mother went to college there.”
Either way, this is a good pickup. There is no immediate pressure to produce and he has two full years before he will even coem close to seeing the field.