Corey Stewart, a 6’6”, 305 pound tackle, originally from Nashville, TN, is out of the transfer portal and headed to Purdue via Ball State.
Stewart is a talented, durable left tackle with 28 consecutive starts under his belt. Last season, he was named first-team All-M.A.C. after allowing only 2 sacks all season and helping the Cardinals average 171 yards a game on the ground.
He is considered a high 3-star (88) transfer by On3. He has two years remaining but still has his graduate transfer available.
What This Means for Purdue on the Field
Stewart will start at one of the tackle spots for Purdue. Personally, I think he profiles best as a left tackle, which would bump last season’s starter, Mahamane Moussa, either to right tackle or inside to guard. If Moussa has NFL interest, it will either be at right tackle or guard, making this a potential win/win for the Boilermakers.
If Moussa sticks at left tackle, Stewart has experience playing right tackle as well. Stewart’s ability to play either tackle position should be a huge asset for the Boilermakers in terms of depth.
What This Means For Purdue in Recruiting
This settles one of the tackle spots. Purdue doesn’t need to pull another starting tackle out of the portal unless a high-level player falls into their lap.
Stewart has two years of eligibility remaining but is not a graduate transfer. Assuming he graduates at the end of his fourth season, he still has a “free” transfer remaining. Consider him a one-year rental with the potential to play two seasons.