Booker T. Washington (Miami) cornerback Dedrick Mackey commits to Purdue

Booker T. Washington (Miami) cornerback Dedrick Mackey commits to Purdue

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Booker T. Washington (Miami) cornerback Dedrick Mackey commits to Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Dedrick Mackey, a defensive back from Booker T. Washington in Miami, became Purdue’s 13th commitment for the 2017 class on Thursday.

Mackey, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback, picked the Boilermakers over reported offers that included Wisconsin, Arkansas and Iowa State.

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Mackey becomes the third defensive back in the recruiting class, joining Lombard (Illinois) Montini’s Jake West and Enterprise, Alabama’s Marcus Jones.

Statistics on maxpreps.com credited Mackey with 71 tackles last season, including 49 solos, with three sacks and four passes defended.

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