June 15, 2024


Following his first season as head coach, Ryan Walters guided Purdue Football through the 2023 campaign. On National Signing Day (Dec. 20), Walters announced the signing of 25 new Boilermakers.

“Along with the rest of our staff, I am excited to welcome the newest Boilermakers to our Purdue Football family,” stated Walters. “I think we were successful in finding people who are disciplined, tough, and competitive, as our team had hoped. We are excited to watch this class grow and have an influence both on and off the field.”

Walters and his staff assembled the 2024 class with a full recruiting cycle since taking over the program just over one year ago (Dec. 13, 2022), The class is currently ranked No. 31 nationally, including eighth in the new 18-team Big Ten, according to the composite rankings compiled by 247Sports. The national ranking is Purdue’s best since the class of 2019 assembled five years ago.

Purdue Football Welcomes 25 New Boilermakers on National Signing Day - Purdue  Boilermakers

The newest Boilermakers, broken down by December class, are made up of 13 players on the offensive end, 11 players on defense, and 1 player on special teams. According to 247Sports, Cincinnati, Ohio native defensive back Koy Beasley is Purdue’s highest-rated recruit since All-Americans David Bell and George Karlaftis (2019). Due to his decision to stay in his home state of Brownsburg, kicker Spencer Porath is the only special teams representative in the class. Eleven states are represented in the new class, which was chosen by four Indiana natives who wanted to be Boilermakers.

In addition to signing two junior college offensive lineman, Jaekwon Bouldin and Rod Green, Purdue also signed 23 high school prospects who are prepared to start their collegiate careers in 2024.

Below is a list of the full class and details on each signee. The 2024 season’s season passes are currently available for purchase.

2024 Purdue Football Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School/Previous School)
DJ Allen OLB 6-3 225 Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown)
Jaden Ball OL 6-5 300 Carroll, Ohio (Bloom-Carroll)
Koy Beasley ATH 5-11 170 Cincinnati, Ohio (La Salle)
Jaekwon Bouldin OL 6-6 350 Canton, Miss. (Canton/Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Smiley Bradford DB 6-0 185 St. Louis, Mo. (East St. Louis)
Marcos Davila QB 6-3 230 Midland, Texas (Midland Legacy)
Tayvion Galloway TE 6-5 230 Chillicothe, Ohio (Pickerington Central)
Rod Green OL 6-5 315 Springfield, Ohio (Coffeyville CC)
Donovan Hamilton WR 6-4 205 Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern)
Tra’Mar Harris WR 6-1 185 Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)
Hudauri Hines DB 6-2 195 Indianapolis, Ind. (Franklin Central)
Ty Hudkins DB 6-0 185 Grand Rapids, Mich.. (Forest Hills Central)
Caleb Irving DL 6-2 270 Glenn Heights, Texas (Parish Episcopal)
Demeco Kennedy DL 6-2 285 Lexington, Ky. (Frederick Douglass)
Jordan King OL 6-4 315 Ft. Wayne, Ind. (North Side)
Earl Kulp DB 6-0 185 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
D’Mon Marable DB 6-0 200 Knoxville, Tenn. (Clinton)
Jaheim Merriweather RB 6-2 205 Jackson, Tenn. (Bearden)
Max Parrott OL 6-5 295 Centennial, Colo. (Cherry Creek)
Jamari Payne DL 6-3 255 Auburn, Ala. (Loachapoka)
Spencer Porath K 6-0 195 Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
John Randle Jr. OL 6-4 275 Horn Lake, Miss. (Horn Lake)
Shamar Rigby WR 6-4 175 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Clearwater Central Catholic)
Jesse Watson WR 5-9 155 St. Louis, Mo. (East St. Louis)
Luke Williams DB 6-1 175 Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)

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