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2021 Purdue Football Recruiting: Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter Commits

Purdue picks up a big in-state offensive tackle.

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We’re starting to ramp up recruiting for 2021 and today Purdue grabbed its second member of the class:

It is a good thing he is a 6’7”, 260 pound offensive lineman, because he is going to need that large of a jersey to fit his name on it. He is a 3-star commitment according to 247, but he does not have a Rivals profile. Here are his highlights:

He had a great interview on Indiana Sports Coverage as well:

Jaelin is extremely tall and has a great frame that will fill out as he gets stronger and older at the next level. You can’t always tell from film but it appears he has very long arms, which provides a huge advantage for offensive tackles. The thing for me that sticks out the most is how quick off the snap he is and how well he moves for his height. There are definitely some technical things that stand out that can be worked on, one of which is pad height. I think this in part due to the fact his offense runs a scheme where the tackles are in two point stances almost exclusively. Overall, this is the kind of athletic and mobile offensive line recruit Purdue loves and covets. There is a good chance his recruitment will start to blow up in the coming months and will keep an eye out, but Purdue getting in early as his first P5 offer is important.

He also is a Purdue legacy, as he is related to both Mike Alstott and former All-American Anthony Spencer. Mooresville had a solid 10-3 season this past year, winning a sectional before losing to eventual state champion Evansville Memorial 17-14 in the Class 4A Regional.

Overall, this is a good pickup. He brings great size to build on as a lineman and will have time to develop.