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Purdue loses top wide receiver Milton Wright over academic issue: report

Purdue wide receiver Milton Wright is no longer with the Boilermakers football team after being ruled academically ineligible this season, according to reports.

The news comes despite the player putting extra focus on the academic side of his college career. 

Wright missed Purdue's win over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl because of academics, and was not with the team for spring football as he worked on his eligibility.

Wright was a former consensus 4-star recruit in the 2019 class ranked as a top 30 player at the position nationally.

Wright caught 57 passes for 732 yards last season and led Purdue with seven touchdowns, and was set to inherit the lead receiver role vacated by David Bell, who departed for the NFL Draft this offseason.

Losing their top scorer is an unwelcome development, but the Boilermakers have other options to work with at the wide receiver position.

Broc Thompson and T.J. Sheffield caught a combined nine touchdowns a year ago, the former finishing with 217 yards and two touchdowns in the bowl game.

Mershawn Rice and Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen were both sub-100 yard receivers last season and are coming back from injury. Purdue is also expected to add a pair of receivers in the transfer portal: Auburn's Elijah Canion and Iowa's Tyrone Tracy.

(h/t Rivals)

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