The fans in West Lafayette should be excited about the potential of the incoming class of 2022 from the Hoosier state. It was three future Boilermakers who led their teams to big week one victories. According to 247Sports, the highest ranked commit on Purdue’s board is Brebeuf Jesuit defensive end Joe Strickland. Strickland and the Braves defeated preaseason No.9 ranked and perennial power Bishop Chatard, 24-19. The four-star prospect was disruptive with 3 quarterback hurries and 3 tackles while being double-teamed most of the night.
After the week one performance by Gibson Southern’s Brady Allen, Boilermaker fans couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come under center in the near future. Allen led his Titan’s team to a statement win over Class 6A opponent Columbus North in a 43-20 dominating win. The signal caller was on fire. He showcased his arm strength, ability to throw with tremendous accuracy on the move and tuck the ball and use his feet when needed to. Allen made an early case for Player of the Year consideration with his 25-40, 384-yards and 5 touchdowns with zero interceptions performance.
Fort Wayne Snider sought revenge for the week one loss to Fort Wayne North Side a year ago, and came away with a win in dramatic fashion to kickoff the 2021 season. A game winning field goal of 47-yards gave the Panthers the victory. Leading the way was linebacker Domanick Moon. It was his hard hitting and flying around that set the tone for the Panthers. Unofficially, Moon was in double-digits for tackles on the night.
Future looks bright for the Purdue Boilermakers!