Ethan Trent is a name that might sound familiar to Purdue fans. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound interior offensive lineman is the brother of Boilermaker superfan Tyler Trent, who tragically passed away from cancer at the age of 20 in 2019.

Now, the younger Trent is staying close to his Purdue family by signing with the Boilermakers. Trent, out of Carmel High School in Indiana, had been committed to Indiana State.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for allowing me to play the game of football,” said Trent in a Twitter statement. “I would also like to thank my family for being so supportive of my mission and dreams throughout this entire process. Next I’d like to show gratitude to all the great coaches I’ve been surrounded by, Coach Herbert, Coach Velde, and Coach Hahn. You guys have guided and allowed me to grow into a leader and a man. Thank you coach Eze Obiora for your continual support and pushing me the best player I can be. I would like to thank Coach Walters and Coach Dennison for allowing me to play football at this great university. With that being said, I’m committed to Purdue University. Boiler up.”

With the wild west style of recruiting, this is a great story for college football fans. Tyler Trent was revered at Purdue and his brother will be too.