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Former Purdue player Mike Alstott’s son Griffin commits to Boilermakers

“It’s a dream come true for our family,” Mike Alstott said of his son’s commitment. 
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Former Purdue and NFL star Mike Alstott’s son Griffin has verbally committed to Purdue’s 2017 recruiting class, according to

Griffin Alstott, a 6'2", 195-pound quarterback, was recruited by Purdue, Akron, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina and Troy, according to

“It’s a dream come true for our family,” Mike Alstott said. “It’s unbelievable.

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“First of all, having your son get a scholarship and go to your alma mater on a scholarship, and at the same time, because he earned it with his preparation and his hard work and preparation and play and academics...that’s great. And it’s even more special for a quarterback, because they really only take 130, 140, 150 quarterbacks in the United States (on scholarship) every year, so it’s really special for him to be one in that elite category.”

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Mike Alstott, who is Griffin’s coach at Northside Christian in St. Petersburg, Fla, was a running back at Purdue from 1992 to ’95. He spent all of his 11-year professional career with the Buccaneers after being selected by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 1996 NFL draft.