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Purdue 2000 Recruits

Here are the new 2000 recruits that I have found.

Luke Burroughs, DE, 6-3, 225, Perth Amboy, N.J. (Wardlaw-Hartridge)

Currently enrolled at Purdue and is paying his own way ... three-time first team all-state and all-area selection ... named Rotary Club Lineman-of-the-Year as senior ... member of state championship teams his sophomore and junior seasons ... also played basketball ... coach was Dave Curtain.

Kelly Butler, OL, 6-8, 250, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Union)

Ranked as the No. 24 offensive lineman and No. 209 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... an outstanding athlete who also plays basketball ... has been compared with current Purdue senior offensive tackle Brandon Gorin ... coach was Scott Van Essen.

Conor Corcoran, ATH, 6-3, 220, Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)

Ranked as the No. 202 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... had 90 carries for 675 yards with five touchdowns and 22 receptions for 340 yards as senior ... among the state of Indiana's top punt and kickoff returners ... in his final prep game totaled 368 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns ... coach was Craig Barr ... transferred ironically from Corcoran, Calif.

Jason Eisele, OL, 6-4, 260, Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake)

Currently enrolled at Purdue ... originally signed last February but after suffering a shoulder injury in Ohio's North-South All-Star game over the summer spent 1999 rehabilitating following surgery ... two-year starter as offensive and defensive tackle ... first team all-state and District and County Player-of-the-Year as senior ... helped lead team to 18-3 record and back-to-back Southwestern Conference championships his junior and senior seasons ... member of wrestling team at heavyweight ... coach was Dave Dlugosz.

Deaunte Ferrell, RB/CB, 5-11, 185, Sagamore Hills, Ohio (Nordonia)

Had 224 carries for 1,897 yards with 30 touchdowns as senior ... named honorable mention all-state, first team All-Northeast Ohio and first team all-conference as junior after rushing for 1,228 yards (6.2 per carry) with 11 touchdowns ... top times are 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and 10.7 in the 100-meter dash ... coach was Keith Boedicker.

Gilbert Gardner, ATH, 6-2, 195, Angleton, Texas (Angleton)

Had 35 receptions for 453 yards with three touchdowns as senior ... also played defensive back ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 ... coach was Mark Wright.

Richie Gillcrese, DB, 6-2, 195, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)

Regarded as one of the top recruits in the Pittsburgh area ... played running back and wide receiver as well as cornerback ... first team all-conference as defensive back and kickoff returner and second team as a running back ... had six interceptions and 42 tackles to go with 875 rushing yards on 110 carries (8.0 average) with 15 touchdowns ... team went undefeated his junior season ... coach was Gene Deal.

Jon Goldsberry, RB, 6-1, 210, Dale, Ind. (Heritage Hills)

Rushed for 1,009 yards (8.5 per carry) with 22 touchdowns as senior ... had 42.9-yard punting average ... top speed times are 4.6 in the 40, 11.0 in the 100, 22.7 in the 200 and 52.0 in the 400 ... regarded as a top five hurdler in the state of Indiana ... also a member of the wrestling team ... an outstanding multi-sport athlete; very versatile with great size and speed; an excellent receiver ... has a 3.33 prep grade-point average ... coach was Bob Clayton.

Brandon Hance, QB, 6-1, 190, Woodland Hills, Calif. (Taft)

Began his Purdue career with the start of the current spring semester ... took nine classes, including one extra in the morning and two extra in the evening, in order to graduate from high school early ... ranked as the No. 9 quarterback and No. 84 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... "a precision passer who can find secondary receivers; a winner" ... passed for 2,400 yards with 19 touchdowns (nine interceptions) and rushed for over 500 yards with 19 touchdowns as senior ... passed for 2,200 yards with 22 touchdowns (six interceptions) and rushed for 400 yards with seven touchdowns as junior ... completed 60 percent of his passes for his career ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds ... had a 3.8 prep grade-point average and scored an 1190 on the SAT ... coach was Troy Starr.

Joey Harris, RB, 5-11, 200, Tomball, Texas (Klein Oak)

Ranked as the No. 19 running back in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 134 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... named to the Dallas Morning-News top 100 all-area team after rushing for 1,150 yards with 10 touchdowns as senior ... has been timed in a sub-4.4 40-yard dash ... coach was David Smith.

Gary Heaggans, WR, 6-2, 185, Kansas City, Kan. (Schlagle)

Ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver and No. 126 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report named Gatorade Player-of-the-Year for the state of Kansas caught 25 passes for 635 yards with eight touchdowns as senior for a run-oriented team had 40 receptions for 763 yards with nine touchdowns as a junior runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds also plays basketball and is a high jumper on the track and field team has a 3.3 prep grade-point average coach was Steve Szczygiel.

Andre Henderson, WR, 6-3, 185, Dublin, Ohio (Coffman)

Ranked as the No. 25 wide receiver and No. 204 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... caught 44 passes for 748 yards with nine touchdowns as junior ... also has played defense and had a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown his senior season ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds ... very athletic with a 40-inch vertical jump ... has a 3.2 prep grade-point average ... coach was Eric Tudor.

Niko Koutouvides, LB, 6-3, 220, Plainfield, Conn. (Milford Academy)

Began his Purdue career with the start of the current spring semester ... topped the team in sacks and ranked second in tackles as senior ... Milford does not keep statistics ... runs a consistent 4.6 40-yard dash but has been timed at 4.5 on the track ... coach was Bill Chaplick.

Mike Lawrence, DT, 6-4, 260, Philadelphia, Pa. (George Washington)

Recorded two sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as senior ... helped team to 10-1 record his senior season ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds ... coach was Ronald Cohen.

Aaron Levin, P, 5-11, 180, Casper, Wyo. (Natrona County)

First team all-state as punter and kicker as senior after averaging 40 yards per punt and making 47 of 52 PAT's and all seven field goal attempts ... may challenge Travis Dorsch for kickoff duties ... nominated for All-America honors by USA Today team tri-captain ... team won the Wyoming big-school state championship with a 10-0 record ... Natrona County is a three-grade high school (10-12) but Levin was called up from the junior high team his freshman season ... also competes in baseball and track and field ... has a 3.9 prep grade-point average ... coach was Steve Harshman.

Chuck McQuaid, DB, 5-11, 190, West Milford, N.J. (West Milford)

Excels in both pass coverage and run support ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 ... coach was Shaun Poppi.

Tyler Moore, OL, 6-8, 245, Fremont, Mich. (Fremont)

Honorable mention all-state and first team all-county, all-area and all-conference as senior played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle ... totaled 71 tackles, including six for loss and four sacks his senior season ... has a 3.9 prep grade-point average ... coach was Dan Rohn.

David Owen, DL, 6-6, 240, Dallas, Texas (St. Mark's)

First team all-conference at defensive end as junior and senior ... team's co-Defensive Player-of-the-Year after totaling 86 tackles (second on squad), including 14 for loss and 11 sacks, his senior season ... St. Mark's had the leading defense in the Dallas metroplex area in 1999 ... named Private School Defensive Player-of-the-Week the first week of his senior season ... team's leading tackler as junior ... also played offensive tackle runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 ... scored a 1290 on the SAT ... coach was Jay McAuley.

Jacques Reeves, CB, 6-0, 180, Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster)

Recorded four interceptions, including two for touchdowns, and five fumble recoveries as senior en route to being named to the Dallas Morning-News top 100 all-area team ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.46 ... has a 3.45 prep grade-point average ... coach was Doug Black.

Antwaun Rogers, CB, 6-1, 152, Middletown, Ohio (Middletown)

Ranked as the No. 16 defensive back and No. 150 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... had 30 tackles with one interception and six blocked kicks as senior ... offensively had 51 carries for 230 yards and 14 receptions for 155 yards with four touchdowns ... top speed times are 4.3 in the 40-yard dash and 10.56 in the 100 meters ... coach was Chip Otton.

Stuart Schweigert, WR/CB, 6-3, 195, Saginaw, Mich. (Heritage)

Ranked as the No. 9 defensive back and No. 78 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report ... ranked as the No. 18 best skill athlete by SuperPrep and a four-star recruit (out of four) by Rivals.com ... "one of the nation's premier athletes; a blazer with terrific range" ... totaled 1,502 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns as an option quarterback, threw for 500 yards with four touchdowns and recorded 50 tackles with three interceptions and seven pass breakups on defense as senior ... runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... reigning state champion in the 100 meters at 10.45 placed third in the 200 meters at 21.6 ... also plays basketball ... coach was Brett Foerster.

John Standeford, WR, 6-4, 187, Monrovia, Ind. (Monrovia)

Ranked as the No. 20 wide receiver and No. 154 player overall in the nation by Prep Football Report and listed No. 75 overall in the midwest by SuperPrep ... a good route runner with excellent size and soft hands ... caught 39 passes for 879 yards with eight touchdowns as senior ... had 63 receptions for 993 yards with 12 touchdowns as junior ... career totals include 133 receptions for more than 2,000 yards ... also played safety ... also plays basketball, was a member of the Indiana Junior All-Star team last summer and is averaging 24.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season ... has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.55 ... coach was Scott West.

Taylor Stubblefield, WR, 6-1, 165, Yakima, Wash. (Davis)

Career totals included school records of 2,900 all-purpose yards and 231 points, 123 receptions, 1,900 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns ... top season as receiver was as sophomore with 51 catches for 900 yards ... split time at quarterback as junior and senior ... rushed for 458 yards with five touchdowns his senior season ... has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 ... also participates in the long jump and triple jump for track and field team and plans on doing at Purdue ... has 3.5 prep grade-point average ... coach was John Balmer.

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