The Purdue Boilermakers football coach Joe Tiller today announced the signing of 18 student-athletes to National Letters-of-Intent to join three others for a 21-member recruiting class.
The Purdue Boilermakers received signed letters from 10 defensive players, eight offensive players, two players listed with positions on both sides of the ball and one player listed as an athlete. There are five defensive linemen, three defensive backs, three offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers, one linebacker, one tight end, one fullback-linebacker, one running back-cornerback and one safety-linebacker.
"Our approach in recruiting this class was to address some specific needs, most notably defensive tackle, offensive tackle and wide receiver," Tiller said. "Having addressed those needs, we then focused our attention on the very best players we could recruit. We feel very good about the talent of the class and are anxious to see them display their skills for the Purdue Boilermakers. I would say this class compares favorably to last year's."
The recruits hail from seven different states: nine from Indiana; four from Illinois; two from Georgia, New Jersey and Ohio; and one from Pennsylvania and Texas
In December, cornerback Christian Graham (Indianapolis, Ind., Warren Central H.S.), quarterback David Ramirez (Red Oak, Texas, Grace Preparatory Academy); and linebacker Kyle Williams (Bolingbrook, Ill., Bolingbrook H.S.) joined the Purdue Boilermakers. Graham and Ramirez originally signed with the Purdue Boilermakers last year, while Williams sat out the year. All three currently are taking classes with the Purdue Boilermakers and will participate in spring practice.