Purdue makes splash on Signing Day, ink 22 recruits for 2018 class

On arguably one of the biggest days for NCAA football, Purdue made a huge splash on National Signing Day inking 22 new recruits for its 2018 class. The reason that National Signing Day was a huge splash for Purdue is that these high school players are Jeff Brohm’s first recruiting class since joining Purdue. Brohm now has the opportunity to have his recruits playing for him rather than Darrell Hazel’s who still turned out really well this past season. It’s officially the new era for Purdue football because there will be new players on the roster along with a second-year coaching staff for an overall great rebrand.

Moving along to the 22-recruit class, Jeff Brohm announced the addition of all the new Boilermakers on Wednesday afternoon. You can watch the full press conference here which was live streamed on the Purdue Football Facebook page.

The class consists of 12 defensive players and 10 players on the offensive side from nine different states.

2018 Purdue Football Recruiting Class

Jaylan Alexander: LB, 6’1, 240, River Grove, Ill./Hoffman Estates
Charles Allen: OL, 6’3, 290, Louisville, Ky./Doss
Amad Anderson: WR, 5’11, 175, Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis
Evan Anderson: RB, 6’1, 200, Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill
Elijah Ball: DB, 6’1, 200, Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis
Jordan Bonner: WR, 6’2, 195, Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton
Will Bramel: OL, 6’6, 280, Danville, Ky./Boyle County
Jack Cravaack: DL, 6’5, 225, Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira
Branson Deen: DL, 6’3, 255, Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central
Payne Durham: TE, 6’5, 260, Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge
Lawrence Johnson: DL, 6’4, 300, Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider
Jeff Marks: DL, 6’3, 255, Mobile, Ala./Davidson
Jimmy McKenna: OL, 6’5, 275, Avon, Ohio/Avon
Eric Miller: OL, 6’7, 270, Mason, Ohio/William Mason
Byron Perkins: DB, 6’2, 185, Chicago, Ill./De La Salle
Jack Plummer: QB, 6’5, 220, Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert
Jordan Rucker: DB, 6’0, 190, Denton, Texas/Ryan
Kadin Smith: DB, 6’0, 195, Taylorsville, Ky./Spencer County
KJ Stokes: DL, 6’3, 250, Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope Elmore
Jack Sullivan: DL, 6’5, 255, Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield East
Kory Taylor: WR, 6’5, 200, Hilliard, Ohio/Bradley
Cory Trice: DB, 6’3, 195, Hopkinsville, Ky./Christian County

Check back with SportZReport.com for an incredible amount of coverage regarding all 22 of Purdue’s new commitments for 2018. 

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