Jeff Brohm and his staff continue to make the New York/New Jersey area a priority this recruiting season. On Wednesday afternoon, Purdue added another player from the region to the 2020 class.
Three-star linebacker Clyde Washington had been committed to Temple since early March, but flipped his commitment to Purdue this week. The three-star linebacker becomes the third New York/New Jersey player to become a member of the class.
Washington made his announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.
“I have de-committed from Temple University,” Washington wrote. “I am humbled to accept an offer from Purdue University where I am fully committed.”
— Clyde Washington II (@clydewash42) June 26, 2019
Washington becomes the ninth hard commit Purdue has landed this recruiting cycle. The Boilermakers’ 2020 class ranks 51st nationally and 10th in the B1G.
Washington is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound inside linebacker and is considered to be one of the 100 best players at his position, ranked at No. 87. He’s also listed just outside the top 50 players from the state of New Jersey.
Earlier this month, Purdue received verbal commitments from four-star running back Tirek Murphy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and four-star quarterback Michael Alaimo (Montvale, N.J.). They are currently the two highest-rated players in Purdue’s 2020 class.