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2013 signee drops Purdue, will play for Grand Valley State

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One of the highest-rated members of Purdue’s 2013 recruiting class has abruptly decided to not honor his National Letter of Intent, the player’s high school coach told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Kyle Lindsay, the coach at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers High School, confirmed that, instead of playing for the Boilermakers, TyVel Jemison has opted for Grand Valley State.  Lindsay seemed confused and unsure of why his former player made such a decision.

“In all honesty, I’m not sure why the decision was made by Tyvel,” Lindsay said via text. “As of a month ago, he was committed and excited to go attend Purdue.”

The loss of Jemison is a significant blow to the Boilermakers.

The cornerback was one of the highest-rated recruits in Darrell Hazell‘s first Purdue class, rating behind only quarterback Danny Etling according to  Rivals.com‘s rankings.  He was a three-star member of this year’s class, listed as the No. 52 corner in the country and the No. 10 player in the state of Indiana.

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7 Responses to “2013 signee drops Purdue, will play for Grand Valley State”
  1. davepol says: Jun 12, 2013 11:07 PM

    Hear that? Crickets. Nobody cares about Purdue football!

  2. irishfbfan1 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:39 PM

    This is what I have tried to explain to people , it’s not just happening at Notre Dame, it’s happening to everybody. There is a huge wave of “lets not follow with our committent and it happens to every school.

    Big loss for Boiler, this kid is a player. Purdue, I would not give up on this kid, strange things are happening everywhere.

  3. coryfor3 says: Jun 13, 2013 11:25 AM

    This is odd.

  4. noaxetogrind says: Jun 13, 2013 3:03 PM

    My guess is academics. Div 2 initial qualifer requirements are different than Div 1. Otherwise, as coryfor3 said, beyond odd.

  5. oldblue125 says: Jun 13, 2013 4:21 PM

    the letter of intent is a form of slavery. abolish it and let the kids be as free as the schools or else make them offer four- or five-year scholarships. fair is fair.

    and pay them while you’re at it

  6. irishfbfan1 says: Jun 14, 2013 6:55 AM

    Purdue is another outstanding academic institutions as well.
    I agree with oldblue on everything except paying them.

  7. noaxetogrind says: Jun 14, 2013 9:19 AM

    oldblue, really? There are two documents that bind both parties. On signing day a student-athlete signs two documents. He signs an NLI (National Letter of Intent) which protects the school, and he signs a scholarship which protects him. Scholarships can now be written for 4 years, that was a change 3 years ago. If you didn’t have the NLI, you would have kids signing multiple scholarships and then choosing at the last second where they would go. Obviously that wouldn’t be good for anybody but the 5 star kid. That is how is used to work until the NLI was created. My father signed with Temple, Illinois and Miami out of high school way back in the day. I hardly concur that it is a form of slavery. When I signed my scholarship I wound up getting over $125,000 worth of college expenses for free and the best medical, nutritional and academic support a kid can get. Kids playing on a scholarship are already getting paid. I know it is fashionable for all the libs to say to pay these poor guys. First of all, the kids with real financial need make out like a bandit anyway. They get their scholarship and their Pell money. They have much more pocket money than the middle class kid who earns a scholarship. Secondly, you can kiss all the non-revenue sports good bye since they exist in most cases as a result of the surplus of football revenue. Because of Title 9 you can’t pay football or basketball players without paying softball, gymnastics and so on.

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