High Fives All Around!

The Boilermaker coaches have to be ecstatic about stealing one of the best all-around athletes in the Midwest. Cole Seifrig is the real deal and the rest of the Big Ten will find that out soon enough. Seifrig told Purdue wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore he wants to be a Boilermaker.

Cole Seifrig, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound, wide receiver, defensive back from Lincoln City (Ind.) Heritage Hills is one of the best prospects I've seen on film all year.

It was truly baffling why the D-1 schools in the major conferences weren't offering a scholarship. Seifrig is the total package.

Some said it was the level of competition. Some said it was his lack of size. Some said they didn't know if he had the speed to play at the highest level.

That's what everyone said about John Standeford three years ago and now he's an All-Big Ten wide receiver.

Cole has excellent hands, speed (4.4) and vision. He could stop on a dime and change directions and he has the gift of making defenders miss that can't be taught in a practice or a camp.

On defense, Seifrig was a ball hawk and a striker. He had eight interceptions as a junior.

Cole Seifrig and John Standeford both came from small southern towns in Indiana and now the have something else in common.

The wait is over for Cole Seifrig. Purdue offered a scholarship at his school last week and he gladly accepted.

"Coach (Ted) Gilmore came to my school last week and I ran a couple of 4.5 40-yard dashes in the pouring rain." Seifrig said.

"I'm going to play wide receiver, that's the position I wanted to play all along. I'm very excited. Now I can concentrate on my senior year.

"I'll probably take my official visit the weekend of the Michigan game."

Seifrig is a three-year varsity starter for Heritage Hills. He scored 28 touchdowns as a sophomore and 29 touchdowns as a junior.

Cole is off to a great senior season scoring 17 touchdowns in five games.

Kentucky and Alabama were also in the mix but neither offered a scholarship. Ball State is the only school besides Purdue to offer a scholarship.

The Boilermakers are getting a tremendous player and Cole Seifrig has a bright future ahead of him.

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