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Purdue Football: Jamari Payne Signs!

Purdue adds a multi-talented defensive lineman from Alabama.

Syndication: Journal-Courier Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jamari Payne, a 6’23, 255 pound 3*(87) pound defensive lineman out of Loachapoka High School (Notasulga, AL) signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Purdue in the 2024-2025 season. Payne is considered the 808th best player in the nation, 90th best defensive lineman, and 39th best overall player in the state of Alabama.

Jamari chose Purdue over listed offers from school including Indiana, Liberty, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Troy, UAB, and USF.

As a senior he recorded 76 tackles, 12 sacks, 24 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. Recorded 109 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss as a junior.


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