He has a strong arm, he’s accurate, and he’s considered under-sized by many. If there were ever a quarterback that could walk onto the Purdue Boilermakers campus and remind folks in West Lafayette of a certain signal caller that once put them high up on the college football map, it’s 2014 commit David Blough.
The comparisons between Blough and former Boilermaker Drew Brees have been brought to light ever since the Carrollton, Tx. native made his commitment official to the school back on June 15. Blough is a mechanical, precision pocket-passer who can make virtually any throw from the pocket that you ask him to. But, at 6-1 and 180-pounds, he’s considered small for someone whose area of comfort is sitting back and picking defenses apart like a surgeon.
However, then again, so was Brees. Not just at the collegiate level, but also when he entered the NFL as well. Well, a few broken records and a Super Bowl title later, Brees has silenced all of those naysayers.
Blough will try to follow a similar path. And, if the first few days of the Elite 11 Camp are any indication, he’s certainly on the right track.
Former NFL QB and leader of the Elite 11 charge, Trent Dilfer, has had nothing but rave reviews for the young man. Citing the comparisons to Brees also, Dilfer has been a huge fan of Blough’s accuracy and near flawless mechanics. Dilfer would go on to say that the future Boilermaker is, “as technically sound as you can find.”
Now with this, we come to the million dollar questions. How much will his performance at this year’s camp in Oregon bolster his recruiting? And, if it shoots him up significantly, can Purdue hang on to the Texas native?
He was asked this question by 247 Sports and made reference to the fact that he maintains his loyalty to Purdue, due to the fact that they were with him from the beginning.
But, if there’s one thing we all know, recruiting can be a funny, funny business sometimes.
Jack is a College Football Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackJ14RS