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In-State Football Star Milton Wright Commits to Purdue


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One of the quietest football recruitments in the state has unceremoniously ended.  Christian Academy of Louisville wide receiver Milton Wright will be a Purdue Boilermaker.

“I chose Purdue because it’s a family atmosphere up there and I really like what Coach Brohm is doing up there and I know it’s the right place for me and my family,” Wright told Rivals. “They’ve been the one school that’s always been there and recruiting me hard no matter what.”

Wright chose Purdue over Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio State and Louisville.  In the end, it was between Kentucky and Purdue, but Jeff Brohm’s heavy passing attack and extensive relationship with Wright won out.

Up until this morning, Wright was the highest-ranked uncommitted in-state prospect.  The four-star wide receiver is a consensus Top 250 player and is ranked as high as No. 153 by 247 Sports.

Without Wright in the picture, UK has only one more chance to land a big fish from the state of Kentucky.  The good news: the Cats are in great shape with J.J. Weaver.  The four-star Louisville Moore pass rusher will announce his decision November 30.

Article written by Nick Roush

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16 responses to “In-State Football Star Milton Wright Commits to Purdue”

  1. shelby

    He gonna be mad when brohm leaves—which may be very soon. If he don’t go to louisville he’s going to auburn, osu, etc…

    1. notFromhere

      Was thinkin the same thing.

    2. Snapper42

      Remember, this is just a non-binding commitment. If Brohm heads to UofL when Bobby gets axed, so will he.

  2. bigblue98

    This sucks – brohm will take the ul job and wright will follow him.

    1. Booby Petrino

      Brohm can get a better job than Louisville. Louisville is a $hitstorm right now, Brohm would have to start from scratch.

    2. bigblue98

      Hope you’re right. If stays at Purdue doesn’t factor against us at all. He is definitely a better coach than UL. Could be lightning in a bottle if he gets a good program.

    3. Cmart0907

      Brohm isn’t leaving Purdue for that dumpster fire.

  3. clarks

    louisville is brohms alma mater isnt it

  4. hohum

    I’m afraid as long as we have Eddie Gran running the offense, we are not going to get the top flight receivers coming here. We need to fire Gran and the receivers coach!! Offense has been too predictable and anemic. Gran cost us the A&M game and made it easy for GA to stop the run. Should have lost the Missouri game and could be worse if not for the defense. We are where we are because of the defense. Coach Stoops should fire Gran at the end of the season!!

  5. CoachCat

    I don’t think it’s Gran as much as it is that we never have a passing QB

  6. Wade

    We got lucky with Wandale but we’re not getting receivers we have done nothing with them! I hate gran but stoops had a lot to do with it bc he saw he had a great defense and a qb who is turnover prone. Terry is building confidence and learning the sec but stoops saw we could run and play d and some say that’s the recipe to win and it’s working but we must progress in the offense maybe we win out with passing kid changes his mind. But what Purdue has done with Moore this yr at wr why wouldn’t he follow!

  7. Matt10

    Wait, isn’t UK the family atmosphere we always hear our commits talking about? ?

  8. Kernel Sanders

    All the bashing on Wilson, Gran and the WR coach. Go look at some film people. Other than Lynn Bowden, we have a group of receivers that can gain no separation. That’s a huge part of the equation that rarely gets talked about. Dorian Baker is a major disappointment…when he’s even open he drops about half the passes thrown to him. I agree that this offense doesn’t entice receivers to want to come here, but it’s not all on the coaches or Terry Wilson.

  9. UKInsider

    Gran has recruited Florida successfully so he isn’t going anywhere.

  10. jaws2

    Why would any highly ranked receiver come here? We haven’t had a deep ball threat since Jarred, and we throw the ball sideways more than downfield. I sure wish the kid had ‘committed’ here, but I can’t fault the guy for going somewhere he KNOWS they’re going to sling the ball.

  11. notFromhere

    “Hmmm. A Louisville kid WR chooses to go to a school with a Louisville superstar grad and former QB as a coach. Kid says that the other school has a family atmosphere. Must be that “gran and Stoops suck….” Couldn’t possibly be that everyone’s family is different and the family vibe at UK is not like his. Couldn’t be that he is more of a “me” kid than the players at UK. Couldn’t be …”

    Saw this and had to paste it here. 7-2. 5-2 in the SEC this year. Beat Florida in their house. One FG from being 8-1, and 6-1, and tied for the SEC East, and y’all still bash the staff over a lost recruit. …It’s y’all that suck