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Purdue Football Recruiting: Scouting Preston Terrell

The first commit of 2021 had a game Friday night.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Nebraska at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We all know Jeff Brohm can recruit receivers. That room has a hilarious amount of talent right now, so much so that the incoming 2021 class only has one receiver commit so far.

Oh, and he is really good, too.

Preston Terrell was officially the first 2021 commitment, coming in September of last year, and I got to see him tonight at Zionsville. It was a game where he played like a man amongst boys. He absolutely blew the Eagles up with 11 catches for 209 yards and FIVE touchdowns in a 41-13 win.

First off, you have the measurables. The program lists him at 6’3”, 190 pounds. I am going to hit the wayback button and say that reminds me of Chris Daniels. He was completely unguardable, too. His first TD was a 47 yard bomb. On two red zone trips they ran the fade for him and he caught it both times. Twice on one drive he Randy Moss’d a defender where pass interference was call, but he still made the catch and just stood there without being knocked down.

His TD catches were 47, 8, 3, 9, and 31 yards. The Brownsburg Athletics Twitter was kind enough to have all five for us:

There simply wasn’t anything Zionsville could do to stop him. It also helped he has a Division I quarterback throwing him the ball, as Ben Easters is committed to play at Kansas with interest from Bowling Green, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan State.

Brownsburg is doing very well on the season too. They are currently ranked 5th in Class 5A and are 6-1. Their one loss was a wild 43-42 game at Westfield last week in overtime where the Shamrocks went for two and the win on their possession and got it. They have a national TV win over Cincinnati St. Xavier 30-24 in week 2 to their credit as well.

Purdue has so much talent that it might be a while before we see Terrell in a game, but tonight’s effort was a very nice preview. He is going to get at least one year with David Bell, and we haven’t even mentioned Milton Wright, Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen, Maliq Carr, and several others yet. There are plenty of weapons for Purdue quarterbacks to use.

On the other side of the field the brother of Purdue freshman Gus Hartwig, Gunnar, had a five yard TD catch for Zionsville, and he is becoming an interesting tight end prospect.