Purdue's first 2017 commitment is from Mike Alstott's son, a dual-threat QB
Look out. There’s another Alstott coming to West Lafayette.
Legendary Purdue fullback Mike Alstott must have given his son quite the recruiting pitch because he’s following in his footsteps.
Griffin Alstott, a three-star 2017 dual-threat quarterback, gave his pledge to the Boilermakers. The 6-2, 200-pound signal-caller is Purdue’s first commit in the 2017 class.
— Griffin Alstott (@GAlstott) March 25, 2016
The commitment came just over three weeks after Alstott got the offer from Purdue.
“It was great to get an offer from Purdue, as well as the other schools that offered me,” Alstott told TampaBay.com at the time. “There was no influence from my dad for Purdue to offer me. Purdue reached out to us after watching my film.”
Mike Alstott, who finished his Purdue career as the team’s all-time rushing leader, is also his son’s coach at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, Fla. As a junior, Griffin Alstott threw for 1,725 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He was recruited by Purdue to play quarterback, which is where he said is his natural fit.
Alstott could join a few other sons of former NFL fullbacks. Lorenzo Neal’s son is a 2016 defensive tackle who signed his letter of intent to come to Purdue and Keith Byars’ son is already on the team.