Earlier today, Tyson Ford announced that Purdue offered him a scholarship.
In recent years, our Boilermakers have tried to tap into the St. Louis Pipeline, without much success. There is a ton of hidden talent there, similar to Chicago. But, Purdue hasn’t had the success it has wanted there.
Tyson is a 4* Defensive End/Outside Linebacker for the 2022 class. As it stands now, Purdue has 4* Brady Allen as it’s lone commit for the 2022 class.
Tyson has an impressive offer list going into his junior year of high school. He fields offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Washington, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Notre Dame.
In the new 3-4 defense, at 6-5, 245 Pounds, he could potentially be a stand up OLB and primarily rush the passer, similar to what we will see Derrick Barnes do in the new defense.
From his sophomore season highlights, what popped to me was the quick burst off of the line and the consistent ability to make plays in the backfield. He also does a great job of chasing plays down from the other side of the field.
Take a look at his Sophomore season.