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Boiling Point


Ohio commit flips to Purdue

Kirk Barron, a 2014 lineman out of Marian High School, committed to Ohio early. But when Purdue came calling -- and finally offered a scholarship -- the choice was an easy one.

Chris Emma of first reported the news Friday night.

Barron is a 6-foot-3, 297-pound prospect and a Mishawaka native. He is rated as a three-star offensive lineman by who had committed to the Bobcats a little more than a month ago.

The Boilermakers made a push for Barron, but held off on an offer until today. It was the second-straight week that Barron had attended a football camp in West Lafayette. Various reports from campus said Barron showed out at camp June 8, which led to another invite and, today, an offer.

That's all it took for the in-state prospect to flip his commitment. He becomes the third member of Purdue's 2014 class, which includes First Baptist (Texas) Academy athlete Trae Hart and Arabia (Ga.) Mountain wide receiver Gregory Phillips in Purdue's 2014 class.

All three pledges came in the last month and a half.