Loyalty Pays Off For Purdue

Purdue received a verbal commitment from one of the top kickers in the country. It was the loyalty, faith and persistence of Joe Tiller and his coaching staff that gave the Boilers the edge.

Pennsylvania's Dave Brytus recently gave Purdue his verbal commitment. How good is the kicker/punter from Imperial (West Allgeheny)?

Brytus didn't even play football as a junior because of an injury and still the likes of Purdue, Ohio State, North Carolina and Michigan offered a scholarship.

Brytus decided to commit to Purdue because he felt comfortable with Joe Tiller, his coaching staff and the school in general.

"Purdue was recruiting me as a sophomore and basically told me they weren't going to offer a kicker a scholarship that early but they would keep an eye on me as a junior.

"After I broke my leg, Purdue was still there for me and that's why I like Coach Tiller so much. I attended Purdue's camp for a day on June 13th and was offered a scholarship when I returned home from camp. "I liked Purdue from the beginning. They are in the Big Ten conference and Purdue is giving me the opportunity to do both the kicking and the punting."

Brytus had a 45-yard punt average as a sophomore and says he has 60-yard field goal range.

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