Sanoussi Kane, a 3* DB (82) out of Blair Academy in New Jersey gave his verbal to our Purdue Boilermakers this morning, just a couple of weeks after being on campus for his official.
Coach Holt is getting a great athlete with solid speed to play safety with Kane. At 6’1”, 195 Pounds, he can play either free safety or strong safety in the Nick Holt Defense.
Kane held many offers most notably from, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, West Virginia & Temple. He was starting to gain more traction as the summer continued.
More than just getting a damn good football player, Coach Brohm is getting a great overall kid. Kane boasts a 90 GPA (about a 3.7 on a 4.0 scale from what I am told) and a 1370 (!) on his SAT. He graded out at a 113.19 for the Nike SPARQ, where he ran a 4.59 forty, a 4.21 shuttle and had a 41 (!) inch vertical.
To me, this is a great get and a great kid. He has went a little under the radar, but after watching his film, you can tell the skills are there to play early at Purdue, whether it be on defense or special teams early in his career.
He comes down hill hard on screens and ball carries, he covers the middle of the field great and has great hips for a high school defensive back. He can do a little bit of everything back there.
With Purdue snagging two great safeties in the 2019 class, this says a lot about their thoughts on Kane if they are willing to continue to fill the position with a class that should only be about 15 kids.
I am excited that Coach Brohm and his staff are building a small pipeline to the east coast it seems as well, there are great football players out there that go unnoticed, as most of the attention is garnered to players in the south and California.
He is our 3rd player from New Jersey, joining Michael Alaimo (QB) and Clyde Washington (LB). We also got Tirek Murphy from New York and Josh Kaltenberger from Pennsylvania.