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Prospects Coming To See Purdue

Purdue has a big recruiting weekend on tap for Saturday as Michigan comes to town for the Boilermakers’ Big Ten opener.

Four-star OT David Knevel heads to Purdue this weekend fresh off last weekend's official to Nebraska.

Here’s the rundown.

Official Visitors

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cypress Bay cornerback Boaz Joseph is still considering offers from Purdue, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. This will be his first official and he plans on taking all five before deciding.

Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt receiver Brian Lemelle appears to have Purdue in his top three with Cincinnati and West Virginia. The Boilermakers are currently his only scheduled official.

Out of Branlford (Ontario) Pauline Johnson Collegiate, Purdue was one of the first schools to have four-star offensive tackle David Knevel on the radar. Nebraska could be the Boilermakers top competition and the 6-foot-9, 285-pound Knevel is coming off his official visit to Lincoln last weekend. Washington State and Wisconsin are also in the mix.

Flowery Branch (Ga.) High cornerback Noel Padmore arrives with offers from Purdue, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest among others.

Miami (Fla.) Shortridge Top247 cornerback Lamar Robbins has Purdue in his top four with Louisville, Oklahoma and West Virginia. Robbins is ranked as the nation’s No. 23 athlete and No. 221 prospect overall.

Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian linebacker Kristopher Smith has already taken an official to UCF and will now check out West Lafayette. Cincinnati and Indiana round out his top four.

Purdue is in Top247 CB Lamar Robbins top four along with Louisville, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview safety Trevor Walker has become one of the hottest recruits in the Lone Star State. Holding over 20 offers, Walker has already taken an official visit to Boise State and an unofficial to Oklahoma State this fall. He’s also high on Vanderbilt.

Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville receiver DeAndre Woods will take an official visit to Purdue and has the Boilermakers in his top three with Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. Arkansas is also in the mix for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound playmaker.

Commits Coming

Terre Haute (Ind.) South Vigo quarterback Danny Etling
Champaign (Ill.) St. Thomas More defensive end John Strauser
Saint John (Ind.) Lake Central running back David Yancey

Key Unofficial Visitors

Mishawaka (Ind.) Marian junior Kirk Barron is one of the state’s top interior offensive linemen.

Lake Villa (Ill.) Lakes Community senior running back Direll Clark has offers from Purdue and Western Kentucky.

Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson safety Matt Morrissey's father played linebacker at Michigan State before a 10-year career in the NFL, which included a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears in 1985.

Kennesaw (Ga.) Lassiter junior cornerback Chris Murphy has early offers from Purdue, North Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Chicago (Ill.) Hales Franciscan offensive tackle Denzel Ward landed his first offer from Purdue after performing well at camp during the summer.

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