Posted: 9:36 pm Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Seminole Ridge DT Kyle Shortridge commits to Purdue 

By Jeff Greer

Kyle Shortridge has had a pretty good weekend.

Shortridge (6-foot-2, 280 pounds, No. 8 on the Big Board) helped Seminole Ridge grind out a 21-6 win at John I. Leonard on Friday, then committed his college future to Purdue a day later. Ridge coach Matt Dickmann confirmed the commitment.

Shortridge recently said he was picking between Purdue and Wake Forest, where he originally committed in the offseason. He backed out of that commitment the next day, saying he wanted to take his official visits. His trip to Purdue this past week sealed the deal.

Purdue is actively recruiting Shortridge’s teammate, linebacker Rayfield Dixon, and Atlantic defensive back Brisly Estime, running back Tevin Spells and defensive tackle Keith Bryant.