It’s a double player offense-defense day, so let’s get to it!
Jack Plummer - Fr. (RS)
Gilbert, AZ (Gilbert HS)
6’5”, 220 pounds
2019 Projection: Backup Quarterback
Plummer currently has the mantle of “next” when it comes to the Cradle of Quarterbacks. He was the first fully recruited QB under Jeff Brohm, so there is a ton of excitement around him. He will even have time to develop. He has already been through two spring practices and a redshirt year. Now he has the cushion of two more years of Elijah Sindelar in front of him.
In his senior year of high school he threw for 2,822 yards and 35 touchdowns against 7 interceptions in just 10 games. He has the size and arm to be a prototype Brohm quarterback. This year he has already taken the No. 2 job behind Sindelar, and he will likely see field at some point this year.
Tyler Hamilton - So.
Hilton Head, SC (Hilton Head HS)
5’9”, 175 pounds
2019 Projection: Contributor at Cornerback
I have to say I like Hamilton even though he has yet to play a single down in two years at Purdue. As an ESPN 4-star receiver he committed to Purdue on November 23, 2016. That date is significant because he committed after Darrell Hazell was fired, but before Jeff Brohm was hired. He was a four-star prospect, recruited by a staff at the time that knew its time was short, and had no idea who his coach would be going forward.
You’ll notice that I said he was a receiver though. That was his position at the time, but he has since switched over to the defense. Here in fall camp he has been making waves as a cornerback, so much so that he might see the field pretty regularly there.
Clearly, Hamilton is a hard worker and a guy that will act on faith. I’m excited to see how this works out for him.