3. Purdue Boilermakers
Could Purdue really finish with a top 25 class? Yup.
Jeff Brohm had a year to work, and he came up with a decent 2018 class.
Traditionally, Purdue hung around the 70s in the recruiting rankings. Any star player it could get was an outlier, relying mostly on guys whose other top options were the MAC.
Of course, Rondale Moore turned into an instant superstar, and it was a terrific class to build up the base, but the 2019 recruiting season has taken things to another level.
Most of the prospects signed on before Brohm committed to the program and blew off Louisville, but he was able to bring in excellent receiver David Bell away from Michigan and Iowa after everything settled down.
Bell isn’t alone, with TJ Sheffield and Milton Wright adding even more bulk talent to an already emerging receiving corps.
He got DE George Karlaftis early on in the process, landed S Marvin Grant away from Michigan and Michigan State, and has been able to get more and more players who had real, live Big Ten options.
NEXT: More bodies, better class