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Purdue redshirt sophomore KeyRon Catlett is transferring.

Catlett (5'11/185) hasn't made a catch in his two seasons at Purdue and has only appeareed in two games to return five kicks after exiting high school as a two-star recruit. A fresh start at another program is best for Catlett, but let's see if that's at the DI-level.
Jan 11 - 6:40 PM

Four-star 2019 WR David Bell announced at Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he will attend Purdue.

HC Jeff Brohm's been on a roll during this recruiting window, and the addition of Bell (6'2/180) is a big one for the Purdue program. The Warren Central HS (Indianapolis, Ind.) senior picked the Boilermakers over Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State, and he'll join a receiving corps led by one of college football's most explosive players in Rondale Moore. Bell has the size and route-running ability to be an impact player on the outside, a good counter to the work that Moore does in the slot.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 5 - 1:33 PM

Pro Football Focus credited Purdue freshman WR Rondale Moore with the most avoided tackles (36) among FBS receivers.

Moore (5'9/175) was too slippery and too fast in open space this season, which led to 892 yards after the catch. That was also an FBS-high among receivers. The Boilermaker was the first ever freshman to win the Paul Hornung Award for the most versatile player in the country. After a huge 114-1,258-12 receiving line, Moore will be one of the most discussed players headed into the 2019 season.
Jan 4 - 5:49 PM

Purdue freshman WR Rondale Moore caught 11 passes for 94 yards and ran for 10 yards and a score in a 63-14 loss to Purdue on Friday in the Music City Bowl.

Moore also threw an incomplete pass. The rushing score was a seven-yard scamper into the end zone that briefly -- and boy do we ever mean briefly -- got Purdue back into the game at 21-7 in the first quarter. Still, another strong game for Moore, who was a true star for Purdue. He finishes the season with 114 receptions for 1,258 yards and he scored 14 touchdowns; 12 on receptions. Keep in mind Purdue will be breaking in a new quarterback next year, but it shouldn't matter. Moore has the talent to be this dominant -- if not better -- as a sophomore in 2019. We can't wait to watch him again.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 05:07:00 PM

Purdue redshirt senior QB David Blough completed 22-of-37 passes for 184 yards with two interceptions while rushing for 23 yards and a score in a 63-14 loss to Auburn on Friday in the Music City Bowl.

To be fair to Blough, it wouldn't have mattered how well he played; Auburn could have scored 100 in this game if they wanted to. That being said, this was a rough end for the redshirt senior; especially considering how well he played down the stretch. One of those interceptions was returned by Big Kat Bryant for a score. Blough ends the year with a 25/10 TD/INT ratio, and he accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game. He should be in an NFL camp this summer, but he'll need to perform well over the spring to get drafted.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 05:03:00 PM

Purdue received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 LB Jacob Wahlberg.

Wahlberg (6'4/220) has flipped from Western Michigan to join the Boilermakers. Only 220 pounds, Wahlberg will likely need to bulk up to see playing time in 2019, but that shouldn't be a problem for the three-star. 247 Sports' Allen Trieu believes Purdue is an ideal fit to match Wahlberg's aggressive playing style, and he believes Wahlberg is athletic enough to play multiple roles including edge rusher. Wahlberg will be a quick study regardless of role as he's a 3.9 student who had Ivy League football opportunities.
Source: 247 Sports
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 08:40:00 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 WR David Bell will make his commitment announcement at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5.

Bell (6'2/180) will not be signing next week, during the early period, but rather in February. He's winnowed the field down to contenders Penn State, Purdue and Indiana, all of whom have received official visits. The most recent of those was to Indiana this past weekend. The Indianapolis native ranks as Rivals' No. 70 overall prospect in the 2019 class. 247Sports director of football recruiting Steve Wiltfong writes that Bell is an "[i]ncredibly smooth player" who possesses "toughness and after the catch ability." Wiltfong notes that there is some question of top-end speed, but otherwise speaks highly of Bell's drive as a blocker and route-runner, as well as his intangibles. Also a great student!
Source: Rivals
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 08:25:00 PM

Purdue senior WR Terry Wright accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Wright (5'11/180) was fourth in both catches (28) and receiving yards (468) for the Boilermakers in 2018, and he scored five touchdowns for good measure. Three of those touchdowns came in one game; an impressive 6/146/3 line in the victory over Iowa. He should get a chance to shine on special teams, and that will be big for him to get on draft radars coming into 2019.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 12:35:00 PM

Purdue redshirt senior QB David Blough accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Blough has had an up-and-down time with the Boilermakers, but it's fair to say that things ended well. He's lead Purdue to a bowl -- The Music City Bowl against Auburn to be exact -- and he threw for 3,521 yards and had a 25/8 TD/INT ratio despite not opening the year as a starter. the 6-foot-1, 205-pound quarterback should get plenty of looks at the event, and a strong showing there will help keep Blough as a potential developmental prospect at the highest level.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 12:16:00 PM

Purdue freshman WR Rondale Moore was named winner of the Paul Hornung Award.

The Hornung is handed out annually to the most versatile player in the country. Moore (5'9/175) is the first ever true freshman to receive the honor. The star frosh posted 1,367 yards -- 1,164 rushing plus 203 rushing -- and 13 touchdowns from scrimmage this season, adding 599 kick-return yards just for good measure. We can't wait to see what he does for an encore next in 2019. You'll have one more chance this year to check out Moore's stylings when Purdue takes on Auburn in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 28.
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Purdue HC Jeff Brohm will remain with the school for the 2019 season.

"This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family. We are extremely happy at Purdue and thankful for the opportunity to lead this program," Brohm said. "After intense and thorough discussion, I believe it is important to finish the building process we have begun and honor the commitment I made to our football program, players, and recruits." It's huge news for the Boilermakers, and obviously a blow for Louisville, who viewed Brohm as the top -- and maybe only -- target to replace Bobby Petrino. It'll be interesting to see who the Cardinals go after next, getting a big name to replace Petrino may not be easy considering the mess the coach will be inheriting.
Wed, Nov 28, 2018 06:35:00 PM

The Louisville Courier Journal's Jake Lourim reports that 2019 Louisville football recruits "have been given the impression Jeff Brohm will be named the school’s next head coach."

In fact, QB recruit Jaden Johnson, from Memphis, Tennessee, said AD Vince Tyra has kept him in the loop on the coaching search and "it’s "more than likely" that Brohm will replace Bobby Petrino. The report added that "[assistant] coaches and Tyra have conveyed the likelihood of Brohm’s move" and quoted a text message from a parent of a recruit that read "looks like everything and everyone is pointing fingers towards Brohm coming in." Brohm met Tuesday with Tyra in central Indiana. According to multiple reports, he's expected to give Louisville a decision on Wednesday. Brohm grew up in Louisville and went on to play quarterback at the school. Brohm's father, Oscar, and his younger brother, Brian (now Purdue's OC), both also played QB for the Cardinals. This is a similar situation the Nebraska-Scott Frost courtship at this time last year. It would be stunning if Brohm turned down Louisville.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Nov 28, 2018 01:17:00 PM

247Sports' Jody Demling reports that Purdue HC Jeff Brohm will not make a decision on whether he will take the open head-coaching position at Louisville on Tuesday.

Demling reported earlier that Brohm had met with Louisville AD Vince Tyra. In his subsequent reportage on Tuesday evening, he passed along that one source with knowledge of the situation called it a "very tough, emotional decision" for the Boilermakers head coach, as loyalty is one of Brohm's shining strengths. We will be back on Brohm Watch come Wednesday and as information warrants. As for other candidates should he opt to remain with Purdue, Troy's Neal Brown, Alabama's Butch Jones, Louisiana Tech's Skip Holtz, Clemson's Tony Elliott, Maryland's Matt Canada and Memphis' Mike Norvell have all been bounced around as possibilities.
Source: 247Sports
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 07:05:00 PM

247Sports' Jody Demling reports that Purdue HC Jeff Brohm met with Louisville AD Vince Tyra on Tuesday.

Per Demling, while no agreement was struck during Tuesday's meeting, a decision could be coming down the pike as soon as Wednesday. Ever since Bobby Petrino's firing on Nov. 11, Brohm has been viewed as the probable frontrunner to take over the head-coaching position at Louisville. Brohm has deep roots with the program, having played his college ball there and later serving as an assistant coach for the Cardinals from 2003-2008. Sounds like we should be receiving definitive word one way or another in the very near future as to Brohm's coaching plans.
Source: 247Sports
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 04:56:00 PM

Purdue freshman WR Rondale Moore caught 12 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 28-21 win over Indiana.

Moore (5'9/175) was all over the field on Saturday. He got his day revved in earnest via a 56-yard touchdown catch near the end of the first half, before later hauling in a 33-yard scoring pass in the third quarter. The freshman sensation has logged at least 100 yards receiving in seven games, now. He will have a chance for one more big showing in Purdue's to-be-determined bowl game later this winter.
Sat, Nov 24, 2018 04:04:00 PM

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