With Elijah Sindelar announcing that he is done with football the starting QB race is wide open in 2020. Jack Plummer and Aidan O’Connell are expected to be the top two competitors, while Paul Piferi is coming off of a redshirt. Purdue has added 4-star commit Michael Alaimo as well, but Brohm has stated that he would like some more experience as well. He got some, at least a small amount, today:
Thankful for the Dayton football program and opportunities afforded to me over the last two seasons. I’m transferring, taking my remaining 2-3 years of eligibility and joining @BoilerFootball. Boiler Up @BrianBrohm— Jack Albers (@jack_albers11) January 7, 2020
It seems like Albers is coming aboard as a preferred walk-on, and he has 2-3 years of eligibility left depending on how his transfer works out. He redshirted in 2018 at the University of Dayton, but played very sparingly for an 8-3 Dayton team. He had three rushes for 16 yards and a touchdown against Marist in a 59-35 win.
Dayton played in the non-scholarship Pioneer League with the likes of Butler, Valparaiso, and other FCS schools. They did have a 42-35 win over Indiana State in the season opener, which is big because that is a scholarship team.
Albers is a Louisville native, as he played at Louisville St. Xavier in high school. St. Xavier is the main rival of Louisville Trinity, home of Rondale Moore. He was a dual threat QB there:
Here are his incomplete high school stats. His team was 12-3 his final year of high school, losing to Louisville Trinity and Moore 38-21 in the state championship game. It was their second loss to Trinity that season.
Obviously, this is not a high profile transfer, but he does add depth to the room. Given what O’Connell did this past season we should never county out a walk-on, either.