Commitment Capsule: Eljiah Sindelar

Elijah Sindelar gives Purdue a great start to its 2015 recruiting class. Boiler Sports Report goes in-depth on the Boilermakers' four-star quarterback commit.

Prospect: Elijah Sindelar
Position, Rating: 4-Star QB
Height, Weight, 40: 6-4, 200, 4.74
High School: Caldwell Co. (KY) High School

Offers: Purdue, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mississippi, Toledo, Western Kentucky

Commitment backstory: The prize of Purdue's recruiting class, Sindelar set the foundation for a promising 2015 group by becoming the Boilermakers' first verbal pledge. He gave his commitment last week, ending the process early. Assistant coach Gerad Parker led a steady recruitment of the Kentucky quarterback, making Purdue one of the first schools to show interest. Their close relationship paid off as Sindelar felt at home with West Lafayette. Coach Darrell Hazell finished it off with a weekend visit, solidifying the commitment of an important prospect.

Quote to note: "I knew where I wanted to go when I stepped onto Purdue's campus the second or third time. I didn't want to be a guy to drag it out when I already know where I'm going, then hang a school out to dry. I wanted to pick my school and let others find their quarterback while it's still early." –Elijah Sindelar, on giving an early commitment.

Sindelar, on his game: "I've got good pocket presence, as strong arm, quick release, great mobility, I can read the defense and I see the field."

Emma's take: Purdue couldn't have gotten a better start to its class, landing its top overall prospect and a kid who the class can build around. With Sindelar, the Boilermakers have another enticing reason for an offensive playmaker to play at Purdue. Names like Markell Jones and Van Jefferson will be drawn to an elite quarterback, seeing the potential for Purdue's offense. With Sindelar, the Boilers not only get a talented prospect, but a great start to their 2015 class.

Tags: Elijah Sindelar; Purdue

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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