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2017 Purdue Boilermakers Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Purdue Boilermakers Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Purdue Boilermakers Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Purdue Boilermakers Recruiting Class Overview

Purdue and Northwestern might be the two toughest places to recruit in the Big Ten – or among the Power Five conferences – and it’s going to take a while for Jeff Brohm to find his stride, his system and offensive style allows him to recruit to a certain type. He worked it hard to come up with a few national prospects who could step in and do what he needs, and he was able to keep the decent prospects already interested in coming to West Lafayette. As expected, the emphasis is on the passing game, with most of the work after taking on the gig coming for the receiving corps and landing a few good JUCO types to help the cause right away.

The Purdue Boilermakers Class Is Heavy On …

Bombing away. Brohm was able to keep the commitments of Nick Sipe and Griffin Alstott, two quarterback prospects with legendary family members – Nick the nephew of Brian Sipe, and Griffin the son of Mike Alstott – and landed C.J. Hayes from Kentucky, and Brevin Harris and D.J. Edwards from Florida as just a few of the solid receiving prospects. Considering what Brohm put together at Western Kentucky, yeah, you want to be a wideout in this offense – especially going into this year. More on that in a moment.

The Star of the Purdue Boilermakers Class Is …

QB Nick Sipe, 6-4, 190, Villa Park, CA – Boise State, Utah and Wyoming – QBs want to go to Laramie now to play for Craig Bohl – were just a few after Sipe, but Purdue got the pure passer with excellent size and a nice deep arm. He might have to wait a while before getting his turn, but he’s just good enough to push into the No. 2 spot behind David Blough if he can take to the offense early on, as expected.

The Purdue Boilermakers Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Wide receiver. There’s a reason why all the receivers being brought in matter. The top four wideouts from last year’s team are gone including DeAngelo Yancey and Bilal Marshall. The opportunities will be there for all the new guys to make a big splash right away with an interesting battle for playing time and positions. Purdue has options ready to show what they can do, but this will be one of the concerns early on.