The last couple of recruiting classes have really picked up under Coach Jeff Brohm. We all knew this would be a four to six year rebuild, as he had to completely overhaul the roster, ridding of the remains from the previous era.
Well, now, some of his first recruits, are going in their third year. The inherited class, 2017, where it was pretty much finished from Hazell are going into their 4th year at Purdue and quite frankly, some have been weeded out.
All is going well since that 2017 class, including a few freshmen All-Americans (Rondale Moore, David Bell and George Karlaftis) and one ALL-American (Rondale Moore).
But, for the 2021 class, where are we standing at? Who has given Purdue a verbal agreement to become a Boilermaker? Who will be the next Freshman All-American under Jeff Brohm at Purdue?
Well, here is what it looks like so far by position:
No Commit as of today
No Commit as of today
Preston Terrell - 6-3, 190 Pounds, Brownsburg, Indiana, 3*
Preston committed in the fall of 2019, as he was just starting his junior year at Brownsburg HS. Preston is a tall, lanky wide receiver that has great route running abilities and seems to always come down with the ball.
He may not be the fastest, but he will be a better football player than most at the position. He will join a loaded wide receiver group.
Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter - 6-6, 290 Pounds, Mooresville, Indiana, 3* (Tackle)
Zach Richards - 6-3, 290 Pounds, Mooresville, Indiana, 3* (Guard)
Could you imagine being a high school defensive lineman against these hog mollies? They play on the SAME team. They are both pretty athletic for their size and will look to make an impact early on.
Jaelin moves very well for a 6-6 high school tackle and does a great job in pass protection. Zach is a hell of a run blocker as well. They will be a fun duo.
Rumor is Josh Sales, an Offensive Tackle from Brownsburg, may join the duo soon.
No Commits as of today.
Khordae Sydnor - 6-5, 230 Pounds, New York, New York, 3* (OLB/DE)
Khordae was a former quarterback that just keeps growing. I believe he is a Gem. He is still growing into his body and will continue to get stronger and bigger for the DE/OLB position that Diaco will want him to play.
He had many Ivy League offers as well, so it shows how truly bright he is and that he values education just as much as football.
Tristan Cox - 6-3, 230 Pounds, Pulaski County, Kentucky, 3*
Cox is currently being recruited as an Inside Linebacker. He is built to come up and thump some people in the run.
But, he does have the frame to continue to put on weight and maybe become a defensive end in the new 3-4 defense.
Brandon Calloway - 6-1, 185 Pounds, Griffin, Georgia, 3*
Calloway shows great ball skills at the cornerback position. He also has very good length for the position, which appears something that Diaco wants in his defense. More man maybe?
Bryon Threats - 5-10, 190 Pounds, Dublin, Ohio, 3* (DB/RB)
Honestly, I believe we recruited him to play running back. I hope so, as that appears to be his best spot.
He is a do it all back, but prefers to run outside the tackles than inside. Bryon is a home run hitter and can catch balls out of the backfield.
That is who we have as of today. I am very interested in what the summer will look like for us in terms of recruiting. The summers have been good to us in years past since Coach Brohm arrived.
But, with all this COVID stuff, I am sure visits and camps will change, making things tougher to get guys to commit.