Report: Transfer portal the next stop for Purdue RB
A Purdue running back is in the NCAA transfer portal.
Gold and Black Illustrated’s Tom Dienhart reported on Tuesday that sophomore running back Da’Joun Hewitt is looking at leaving West Lafayette. The former 3-star running back out of Tennessee has spent two seasons with the Boilermakers and was a member of the 2019 recruiting class.
The decision comes after Purdue concluded spring practice last month, starting earlier than most B1G programs.
Da'Joun Hewitt is in the NCAA transfer portal. #Purdue
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) April 6, 2021
During his two seasons in West Lafayette, Hewitt appeared in six total games. He was able to retain his redshirt status by playing in four games as a freshman and saw the field in two contests last year. With the NCAA’s blanket waiver, the running back will still have all four years of eligibility remaining.
Hewitt did not see many touches during his time with Purdue. All of his statistics came from the 2019 season, when he totaled 9 yards on 6 carries and caught 1 pass for 4 yards. The Boilers were 4-8 that season.
Though Hewitt appeared in a pair of contests last year, he did not register any stats.
Purdue ended the 2020 season with a 2-4 record. The Boilermakers started the season with wins over Iowa and Illinois before dropping their final four contests.