News broke this morning that Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen, according to Allen Trieu of Rivals.com, was now planning to sign with Purdue instead of Northwestern.
Quickly, both Purdue and Yaseen made it official:
his future with a choice above the rest. Welcome to the family, @abdurryaseen.— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) December 18, 2019
: Walled Lake, Mich.
: 6-2 WR
: Played at Walled Lake HS
ℹ️: https://t.co/QL7InhxuCk#BoilerUp x #NSD20 pic.twitter.com/Qo8Mf676KS
Yaseen, who initially committed to the Wildcats just before last season’s Holiday Bowl over a host of Big Ten programs, including that of the Boilermakers, was NU’s second-highest rated commit of the class by 247’s composite numbers at 0.8891 (behind Peter Skoronski, who has already signed), and the lone scholarship wide receiver.
The Walled Lake, Michigan native was in the news earlier this year for initially not being allowed to play his senior season of high school football thanks to having taken classes in Walled Lake Western High School during eight grade. Thankfully, the decision was reversed, and Yaseen and his team reached the state semifinals.
Northwestern’s passing attack was the worst by yards gained, TD/INT ratio, and yards per attempt of any Power Five team during 2019. The Wildcats also lost to Jeff Brohm and Purdue in Evanston late in the season despite the latter playing a walk-on at QB in Aidan O’Connell.
In other news this morning, NU narrowly lost out on new quarterback target Mike Wright. Wright, a Georgia native and three-star recruit who was initially committed to UCF, went with Vanderbilt over Northwestern.
As of now, that means new offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian’s tenure will begin without an incoming first year on scholarship at either quarterback or wide receiver.
We will update you on the reasoning behind Yaseen’s decision or with comment from Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern if and when we receive either.