Purdue Announces a Football Class of 23

Purdue Announces a Football Class of 23



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced a class of 23 student-athletes Wednesday to play for the Boilermakers.

The class is comprised of five defensive linemen, three offensive linemen, three wide receivers, three cornerbacks, three safeties, two athletes, a running back, a quarterback, a kicker and a linebacker.

The group hails from 16 different states, with four from Florida; two each from Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana and Texas; and one each from Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.

The class features three early enrollees.

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Previous School
Jackson Anthrop WR 5’11 180 West Lafayette, Ind. Central Catholic High School
Alex Criddle NT 6’4 311 Broken Arrow, Okla. Thomas Edison Prepatory Academy
JD Dellinger K 6’2 175 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Country Day School
Semisi Fakasiieki LB 6’3 230 Compton, Calif. Dominguez High School
Javonte Ferguson ATH 5’7 160 Jacksonville, Fla. Oakleaf High School
Benaiah Franklin WR 6’1 206 Marietta, Ga. Wheeler High School
Tanner Hawthorne OT 6’6 275 Glendale, Ariz. Centennial High School
Josh Hayes CB 6’0 184 Indianapolis, Ind. Pike High School
Grant Hermanns OT 6’7 260 Albuquerque, N.M. Rio Rancho High School
Terrance Landers WR 6’4 170 Dayton, Ohio Paul L. Dunbar High School
Brian Lankford-Johnson RB 6’0 195 St. Paul, Minn. St. Paul North HS (MN) or Palm Bay HS (FL)
Navon Mosley SAF 6’0 180 West Bloomfield, Mich. West Bloomfield High School
Jalen Neal OT 6’8 315 Tempe, Ariz. Scottsdale Community College
Lorenzo Neal NT 6’2 305 Houston, Texas Saint Thomas High School
CJ Parker SAF 6’2 205 Menifee, Calif. Mt. San Jacinto College
Brandon Shuman CB 5’11 185 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep School
Rob Simmons DE 6’6 215 Philadelphia, Pa. Valley Forge Military Academy
Simeon Smiley SAF 6’0 195 Pensacola, Fla. Catholic High School
Jared Sparks QB 6’1 200 Geismar, La. Dutchtown High School
Anthony Watts NT 6’4 290 Houston, Texas Jack Yates High School
Signed in December
Kamal Hardy CB 6’1 180 Pembroke Pines, Fla. Monroe CC
Austin Larkin DE 6’3 250 University City, Md. City College of San Francisco
Jack Wegher ATH 5’11 200 Dakota Dunes, S.D. IMG Academy