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Purdue Football Recruiting: A Busy June Weekend Recap

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Six new Boilermakers this weekend.

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Official Visits kicked back up at the start of June, after it was over a full year of no official visits due to Covid.

With the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes, we saw the summer months, mostly June, as the most fruitful when it came to early commits. In 2021, we did not see that.

Some say, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” but many do that when it comes to Purdue Football. Getting potential Boilermakers in front of this energetic staff was the best possible thing that could happen.

June has been good to Coach Brohm, but this weekend alone, we are welcoming 6 new Boilermakers, who gave their verbal to the Purdue Football Program.

Here they are.

Terence Thomas -5-10, 185, 3*, Athlete, Youngstown Ohio

Thomas is being recruited as what it appears to be a running back and a slot receiver, but he can also play corner. He has seemed to be pretty open to anything the coaching staff has wanted. Thomas is an explosive athlete that would thrive on either side of the ball for our Boilermakers.

Roman Pitre - 6-5, 225 Pounds, 3* Outside Linebacker, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Roman is a great athlete at linebacker. He should be penciled in at the strongside outside linebacker spot. With his huge frame, we could see him out on weight and be a solid edge rusher as well. I see him as an under the radar prospect right out of SEC Country.

Kentrell Marks - 6-1, 180 Pounds, 3*, Running Back, Parma Heights, Ohio

Marks is an explosive running back. He gets north and south quick, has solid vision and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He is a welcomed addition to a backfield that needs more than one commit for this class.

Andre Oben - 6-5, 310 Pounds, 3*, Offensive Guard, New Jersey City, New Jersey

Andre is a big human being. He is a rock at offensive guard. His dad, Roman Oben was a solid NFL player and still has a role in the NFL. Andre is a run blocker first, in my opinion and is built like a brick shit house. He is STRONG.

Vince Carpenter - 6-5, 290 Pounds, 3*, Offensive Tackle, Red Bank, New Jersey

An offensive lineman with a B1G Frame already, Vince can move for a beg fella. He does a nice job getting up to the second level on run blocking and he is an anchor in the pass protection.

J.P. Deeter - 6-4, 265 Pounds, 3*, Defensive End, Manvel, Texas

J.P. is my favorite player from this weekend that gave his verbal to Jeff Brohm. I see him as an impact player early on. His build is similar to George’s when he came in. JP is more of a run stuffer than a pass rusher though. But, I think he could be very good.