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National Signing Day: Marcellus Moore Signs LOI

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The speedster has made it official!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Minnesota at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Marcellus Moore

Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois

Position & Size: Wide Receiver (Slot), 5-8, 165 Pounds

Rating (247): 3* (85)

Offers: Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt

Thoughts:

4.35 forty yard dash, 35.7 inch vertical, 4.27 shuttle.

All that says to me is, explosive. Marcellus is a freak of an athlete. He runs the 100 meter dash in a 10.35 also. He is a speedster, straight up. It is hard to teach speed. People will want to compare him to Rondale, our other Moore, but to me, they are actually quite different.

Rondale is a freak on the field, in the weight room and just overall, a 3.9 GPA student at Purdue as well. In my opinion, it isn’t fair to compare players to him, because it will be hard to live up to what he has done.

Marcellus will be hard to keep off the field early in his career. We need all the speed we can get to create mismatches on the field. We need returner help as well, special teams have been down since Coach Levine left.

Will Moore be ready physically? Maybe not, but as I stated, it will be hard to keep Marcellus off the field during his freshman season - mostly for special teams.

Welcome to Purdue, Marcellus!