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Purdue Football: Jesse Watson Signs!

Purdue adds lightening quick receiver out of Illinois (and Missouri at the same time!).

Syndication: Peoria Journal Star MATT DAYHOFF/JOURNAL STAR / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jesse Watson, a 5’9”, 155 pound 3*(86) receiver out of East St. Louis High School (St. Louis, MO) signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Purdue in the 2024-2025 season. He is considered the 1181th best player in the nation, the 149th wide receiver, and the 28th best player in Illinois for the 2024 class.

Watson chose Purdue over listed offers from schools including Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Nebraska.

Named IHSFCA Honarable Mention All-State as a senior, Watson racked up 865 all-purpose yards and 7 touchdowns. He was a key figure in three straight Illinois Class 6-A State Finals appearances, including a state championship in 2022.

Highlights

Official Purdue Bio

https://purduesports.com/sports/football/roster/jesse-watson/12894

Sources
*All ratings and rankings from the 247 composite
*All high school stats from Maxpreps