Markus Bailey was a “lock” to go to Duke in that 2015 class.
Then, he chose Purdue - a great decision for one of the better players the last 4 years at Purdue.
He played in two games his freshman year before getting injured and redshirting.
Then he was a mainstay for Purdue at Linebacker, playing both outside and inside linebacker during his career. Penciled in as a starter in all four seasons.
His best season came last year in 2018, where he had 115 total tackles, and stayed healthy - he played in 13 games last year and 13 games as a sophomore as well, where he totaled 89 tackles. His RS Freshman season he had 97 tackles.
Markus was slated to play Middle Linebacker this season. His 240 pound frame is much improved from when he came in at 205 pounds. But his sideline to sideline speed still remains.
Unfortunately, the ACL bug bit Markus - who was playing this year to become a day 1 selection. Good news for him, he can easily still be a mid round selection.
Markus has had a good 5 years at Purdue and we appreciate everything he has done for us.
Thank you, Markus. Boiler Up!