Four-star linebacker Yanni Karlaftis, the younger brother of Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis, is currently focused on four schools during the recruiting process, according to several outlets.
Earlier this month, Karlaftis chatted with Sports Illustrated’s All Badgers to discuss the recruiting process, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the conversation, the West Lafayette native said there are really four schools he’s most focused on right now.
Two are from the B1G and two are from the Pac-12.
Purdue, Wisconsin, Oregon and California are the four programs that are the focal points in Karlaftis’ recruitment right now. With his brother sticking with the hometown Boilermakers, it almost seemed like a lock that Purdue will at least be in the mix of finalists to land the four-star linebacker.
Karlaftis is a member of the 2021 recruiting class and is a 6-foot-3, 203-pound outside linebacker at West Lafayette High School. He’s ranked as the No. 16 outside linebacker, No. 2 player from Indiana and sits No. 238 nationally. He’s received a dozen offers during the recruiting cycle.
In three seasons at the high school level, Karlaftis has been credited with 233 tackles, 23 stops for loss, 11 pass break-ups, seven interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
He is still planning to make his decision prior to his senior season.