On the verge of summer camp kicking off, Jeff Brohm and his coaching staff aren’t taking a rest.
Big news leaked this week that four-star WR TJ Sheffield and four-star DE Steven Faucheux both committed to play for Purdue as part of the 2019 recruiting class.
When was the last time Purdue was able to secure commitments from two four-star recruits in less than 24 hours? The amazing thing is this wasn’t even on signing day. The fact that it happened at the end of July is staggering.
Sheffield had originally verbally committed to Notre Dame on July 6th, but was told less than 10 days later after he committed, that Notre Dame no longer had a scholarship for him.
Ouch. Yet another story of how savage and cutthroat college recruiting can be.
Purdue was quick to get back in the recruitment of Sheffield and it paid dividends this week when he verbally committed.
“Over time, Coach Brohm and Coach Shepherd have expressed how my skill set will fit into their program,” Sheffield wrote in a tweet. “I feel I will accomplish all of my dreams under their leadership and go away with an outstanding education.”
Sheffield will combine with current freshman WR Rondale Moore to give Purdue’s quarterbacks two elite, lethal deep threats a year from now.
Sheffield is a multi-purpose receiver who showed last season he can impact the game running the ball (119 rushing yards on 24 attempts) nearly as well as he can catching the ball (840 yards on 56 catches).
At 5’10”, Sheffield could become a lethal multi-purpose back or slot receiver in Brohm’s electric offense.
Speaking of Moore, he’s already off to a great start smashing a 600-pound squat this summer before he has even taken a college snap. Moore is already working out like a maniac in the weight room with Purdue’s strength and conditioning team and it’s clearly showing results.
Faucheux is a four-star DT from West Chester, Ohio, and the 21st ranked DT in his recruiting class according to 24/7 Sports.
After a second unofficial visit to Penn State in April, it was anticipated that he would commit to Penn State. Especially after attending a Penn State camp back on June 4th.
Tennesse was the other school that he visited and Faucheux had offers from Nebraska, Boston College, and West Virginia.