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St. Stanislaus TE Darius Pittman is a Purdue Boilermaker

Biloxi's Matthew Boudreaux tackles St. Stanislaus' Darius Pittman during the 2016 Shrimp Bowl on Friday, August 19, 2016, in Biloxi. Pittman signed with Purdue on Wednesday.
Biloxi's Matthew Boudreaux tackles St. Stanislaus' Darius Pittman during the 2016 Shrimp Bowl on Friday, August 19, 2016, in Biloxi. Pittman signed with Purdue on Wednesday. amccoy@sunherald.com file

A one-time Western Kentucky pledge, St. Stanislaus tight end Darius Pittman held firm to his most-recent commitment and signed with Purdue on Wednesday.

The former Gulfport Admiral had originally committed to WKU, but when Jeff Brohm was hired at Purdue, Pittman re-opened his recruitment. A few days later he re-committed to Brohm, pledging to the Boilermakers.

Pittman should fit in nicely in Brohm’s open offense. Pittman caught 61 passes for 690 yards and nine touchdowns this season. A year ago, Pittman recorded 56 catches for 926 yards and nine TDs.

Pittman ultimately chose Purdue over offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Texas San Antonio, Troy, Nicholls State, UAB and Idaho.

Pittman, along with St. Stanislaus teammates Myles Brennan (LSU), Chase Rogers (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Corbin Blanchard (Air Force), will hold a signing day ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at SSC.

Check back at SunHerald.com for more from Wednesday’s signing day festivities.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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