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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm announced a pair of signees on national signing day to bring Purdue's 2018 recruiting class to 24 members. The two players added Wednesday were wide receiver Rondale Moore and linebacker Ja'Qurius Smith.
2018 Purdue National Signing Day Signees
|Rondale Moore||WR||5-9||175||New Albany, Ind./Trinity|
|Ja'Qurius Smith||LB||6-2||210||Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland|
2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant.
2017 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year.
2017 Paul Hornung Award recipient (top high school player in Kentucky).
Named 2017 All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Trinity went 15-0 and won the Kentucky Class 6A state championship in 2017.
Team finished ninth in the final 2017 USA Today Super 25 and ranked as high as fourth nationally in other polls.
Posted a Trinity-record 104 receptions for 1,461 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. Rushed for 537 yards and seven touchdowns on 50 carries in 2017.
Returned two punts for touchdowns as a senior.
Finished with 22 receptions for 304 yards and three touchdowns against Moeller High School on Sept. 2.
Had 20 receptions for 464 yards and nine touchdowns in merely four games as a junior in 2016.
Helped lead the Shamrocks to the 2016 Kentucky Class 6A state title.
Lakeland advanced the 2017 Class 7A regional finals and finished 11-2 overall. Had 68 tackles, including 15.5 for loss, as a junior in 2016.