Purdue offensive line commit Mahamane Moussa was named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State team.
Moussa, out of Indianapolis Pike High School, helped clear the way for a balanced Red Devil offense that averaged 221 passing yards and 136 yards per game. Pike battled through a frustrating season that saw them go 3-7 overall and 1-6 in conference. Their record is somewhat deceptive with 2 losses in overtime and another loss by 2 points. They were knocked out of the playoffs in a 38-22 loss to Carmel, one of the teams they lost to in overtime during the season.
Mahamane is a late rising prospect, and may have the best long term potential in the 2020 class. He garnered a slew of late offers, and holds 6 power 5 offers, including offers from Louisville and Boston College. The 6’5, 270 lineman is ranked as a 3*(85) recruit by the 247 composite. He’s considered the 20th best prospect in Indiana’s 2021 class. He’s rated as the 111th best offensive tackle and 1289th best overall player in the nation. When he’s not bullying opponents on the gridiron, he is throwing stuff around for the Pike track team. He’s an excellent shot put and discus thrower.
He’s a developmental prospect that will need time in the weight room and the buffet before he’s ready to contribute for Purdue, but has the type of athleticism you look for in a offensive lineman. He’s currently considered a tackle, but may be better suited on the inside, depending on how he fills out at Purdue.