Two New Boilers!

The Boilermakers didn't only score a big victory on the gridiron this past Saturday, running their record to a perfect 5-0 but Joe Tiller and his staff also scored off the field by securing two verbal commitments on Sunday.

Purdue scored a couple of huge commitments, literally. Offensive lineman Peters Drey, 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen committed to the Boilermakers before he left West Lafayette on Sunday.

"I'm 100% a Boilermaker," Drey told the Boiler Sports Report. "I've been to West Lafayette on a couple of unofficial visits. I have friends up there in West Lafayette and everything just felt good to me.

"Coach (Terrell) Williams is recruiting me and he's been great to me. He's an honest guy, he's funny and he knows how to make you feel comfortable.

"I get along great with all the coaches and I wanted to major in engineering so I don't think I could've picked a better school."

How was Purdue able to lure one of the best offensive line prospects from the Deep South to the Midwest? We asked McGill-Toolen coach Keith Powell.

"Peters was a late bloomer," Coach Powell said. "He packed on a good 30-35-pounds at the end of his junior season. He was on Alabama's and Auburn's radar but Purdue was the first to offer and they stayed on him.

"I know Peters family really puts the emphasis on academics, Purdue has a great engineering program and he really enjoyed his official visit this past weekend.

"Peters girlfriend attends Notre Dame and I'm sure that didn't hurt Purdue's cause.

"Peters is 275 pounds right now but I see him being 310 at Purdue. He's got a great frame, he can move and he's a strong kid.

"We play Peters at strong tackle right now and he's been doing extremely well. Well enough from Florida State to come in on him hard.

"Purdue is getting an outstanding student-athlete and it definitely helped their cause they offered early.

"Peters told us that he's committed to Purdue, that he felt at home up there on his visit and he doesn't want to look at any other schools."

Purdue also received the verbal commitment of Kenny Plue, a 6-foot-8, 343-pound, mammoth offensive tackle from Milford Academy. We'll have comments from Purdue and Milford coach Billy Chaplick later today.

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