Purdue 2022 football rookie list, bios


Today is the opening of the early signing period and high school football players across the country are picking up pens and choosing their college destinations.

Here’s a closer look by Purdue Recruitment Class 2022. We will update as the signings are officially announced by the school.

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DL Nic Carvi

Hometown (high school): Bryan, Texas (Bryan)

Size weight: 6-3 / 240

Evaluation: 3 stars ; # 872 in the nation, # 120 in the state, # 117 in position

To note: Caraway is the latest Purdue rookie to be selected to play at the All-America Bowl in San Antonio. “I can’t wait to show people how underrated and how much of a sleeper I am, how explosive I am and how well I read things,” Caraway told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. “I can’t wait to play against all the talented guys in my class.”

OT Vince Carpenter

Hometown (high school): Red Bank, NJ (Red Bank Catholic)

Size weight: 6-5 / 275

Evaluation: 3 stars ; N / A in nation, # 27 in state, # 128 in position

To note: The carpenter was appointed an All-Shore selection of the first team by Asbury Park Press and helped Red Bank Catholic average 32.7 points. The Caseys had one of the most balanced attacks on the Shore. They rushed for 2,464 yards for an average of 205.3 yards per game and threw for 1,800 yards for an average of 150 yards per game. Carpenter’s offerings included Buffalo, Columbia, Connecticut, Dartmouth, East Carolina, Houston, Kent State, Kentucky and UMass.

DL JP Deeter

Hometown (high school): Manvel, Texas (Manvel)

Size weight: 6-4 / 265

Evaluation: 3 stars ; N / A in nation, # 195 in state, # 163 in position

To note: Deeter plays the defensive tackle and defensive end for Manvel and has received offers from Memphis, Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State as well as others. He is ranked # 49 on VYPE’s Top 100 list for Houston area players.

TE Charlie Kenrich

Lakota East High School running back Charlie Kenrich catches a pass in front of Mason defensive back Miles Jackson during a GMC Conference football game in Mason on September 17, 2021.

Hometown (high school): Middletown, Ohio (East Lakota)

Size weight: 6-4 / 220

Evaluation: 3 stars ; # 751 in the nation, # 22 in the state, # 52 athlete

To note: The three-season starter for Thunderhawks coach Rick Haynes, Kenrich has done a bit of everything. In the triple option, he ran for 492 yards and five touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, he made 32 tackles, a forced fumble and a recovery fumble. He was also the team’s kicker in addition to being the point guard and receiving the point guard for three consecutive seasons.

TE Max Klare

St. Xavier's tight end Max Klare runs for a first down after a catch in the Elder High School game between St. Xavier on September 24, 2021.

Hometown (high school): Cincinnati, Ohio (Saint-Xavier)

Size weight: 6-4 / 225

Evaluation: 3 stars ; No. 1,148 in the country; N ° 38 in state, n ° 69 in position.

To note: An honorable Division I All-Ohio pick, Klare was a former Duke engagement and signed to the Boilermakers on Tuesday. He was on an official visit to Purdue last weekend. He was also named to the All-Southwest Ohio All-District second team last season. He was ranked No. 15 in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top 22 Players of the Greater Cincinnati Area.

LB Domanick Moon

Hometown (high school): Fort Wayne, Indiana (Snider)

Size weight: 6-2 / 218

Evaluation: 3 stars ; N / A in nation, n ° 22 in the state, n ° 168 in position

To note: Moon led Snider to an 8-2 season as he made 86 tackles, including eight for loss. Moon was a member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s Top 50 State Team as a junior and senior.

OT André Oben

Andre Oben of the St. Peter's Prep High School football team in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Hometown (high school): Jersey City, NJ (Preparation St. Peters)

Size weight: 6-4 / 280

Evaluation: 3 stars ; N / A in nation, # 26 in state, # 127 in position

To note: A first-team pick in the All-Super Football Conference, Oben has some good bloodlines. His father, Roman Oben started 130 games in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the NY Giants. André’s older brother, RJ, plays Duke. Roman Oben was a teammate of Purdue coach Jeff Brohm in Louisville. Andre had a Power 5 offer from Syracuse, but Ivy League schedules were showing interest.

DL Mariere Omonode

Mariere Omonode of West Lafayette poses for a photo, Wednesday August 4, 2021 in West Lafayette.

Hometown (high school): West Lafayette, Indiana (West Lafayette)

Size weight: 6-1 / 260

Stars / Rating: 3 stars ; N / A in nation, # 23 in state, # 191 in position

To note: A defensive tackle, Omonode finished the 2021 season with 65 tackles, including 19 for the loss of West Lafayette, top of Class 3A. West Lafayette lost to Brébeuf in the first round of the sectional. Brebeuf and his colleague Purdue recruit Joe Strickland. “He trains to such a high standard. We tell our kids if they want to play college football they have to watch Mo train,” said West Lafayette coach Shane Fry. told Journal & Courier. “He doesn’t have any other gear – he’s 100% all the time. That’s what it takes at the next level… He’s got the measurables,” Fry said. “If you’re undersized that’s one thing, but his speed, his strength is going to match that of anyone who comes to Purdue right now. The prototypical size isn’t there, but he’s got all the confidence in the world. ” Omonode chose the Boilermakers over the state of Arkansas.

OL Malachie Preciado

Hometown (high school): New Orleans, Louisiana (Warren Easton)

Size weight: 6-2 / 265

Evaluation: 3 stars ; N / A in the nation, # 55 in the state, # 82 in position

To note: Preciado was named to the All-District first team in 2020 and is expected to play center. He chose the Boilermakers over the offers from Columbia, Harvard, Southern Miss, Marshall and Louisiana-Monroe.

WR Zion Steptoe

Hometown (high school): Frisco, Texas (Memorial)

Size weight: 6-0 / 170

Evaluation: 3 stars ; # 843 in the nation, # 117 in the state, # 126 in position

To note: Steptoe was ranked No.58 in the Dallas Morning News preseason top 100 and in his last two practice seasons, Steptoe caught 68 passes for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns, according to MaxPreps. Steptoe, an All-Districts First-Team Artist, was originally engaged in Utah.

DL Joe Strickland

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory senior Joe Strickland (54) looks to the sidelines to play during the first half of an IHSAA college football game against Indianapolis Cathedral High School on Friday October 8, 2021 at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory .

Hometown (high school): Indianapolis (Jesuit Brébeuf)

Size weight: 6-4 / 250

Evaluation: 4 stars ; # 249 in the nation, # 7 in the state, # 31 in position

To note: Strickland led Brebeuf to the Class 3A final and finished with five tackles, three for a loss and two sacks in the title game, including a safety from future Boilermakers teammate Brady Allen. He chose Purdue over Indiana and Stanford. Strickland’s relationship with defensive line coach Mark Hagen played a role in his decision. Strickland attended camps in Indiana when Hagen served as an assistant coach for the program. Strickland has also developed a strong bond with current defensive end George Karlaftis and program strength and conditioning coach Dominic Reno.

OT Croix Watson

Portage Central OL Cross Watson

Hometown (high school): Portage, Michigan (Portage Central)

Size weight: 6-5 / 270

Stars / Rating: 3 stars ; N / A in the nation, # 30 in the state, # 116 in position

To note: A first-team Division 1-2 All-State AP pick, Watson has been a starter since his second season despite not playing football until eighth year. “I don’t want to project where a kid might go up to college and beyond, but when it comes to his position, I think he can play any position on the inside offensive line,” he said. coach of Portage Central. Mick Enders told MLive.com. “I think if Purdue needed a cross he could go there, and if they need a good tackle he could jump in and be fine. Cross is the quality of a child. He’s going to be coachable, he’s going to give you everything he’s got, and he’s going to work hard… From snap to whistle, he’s playing the game the way it should, ”Enders said. “He’s intense; he finishes plays; he talks with the guys up front and communicates well, and he’s just a real calming influence in the caucus for us too.

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