Purdue’s secondary is getting some reinforcements.
Wednesday afternoon, the Boilermakers received a verbal commitment from three-star safety Antonio Stevens, a native of Franklin, Tennessee. He was the second player to commit on Wednesday, joining four-star quarterback Michael Alaimo.
Stevens made his announcement via Twitter.
“Thank you to all of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, teachers and the entire BGA (Battle Ground Academy) community,” Stevens wrote. “This is just the beginning!!! I am proud to say that I am 103% committed to Purdue University!!!”
THANK YOU GOD💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/MNkOUrkVWb
— Antonio Stevens 3️⃣ (@_YoungKing3) June 19, 2019
At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Stevens is ranked as one of the top 50 safeties in the 2020 recruiting class and is listed just outside the top 25 players out of Tennessee, coming in at No. 26.
Last season, Purdue’s secondary was one of the worst in the B1G, allowing 284.7 yards per game through the air (last in the B1G) and recording just 11 interceptions (tied for ninth) for the season. Stevens will be a nice addition to a unit that could use some talent and depth.
Stevens had over a dozen offers, choosing Purdue over Cincinnati, Louisville and Memphis, among other program. With the two commitments on Wednesday, the Boilermakers have jumped up 20 spots in the national recruiting rankings to No. 46. Jeff Brohm’s 2020 class currently sits at ninth in the B1G.