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Mike Alstott's son, Griffin, to follow in his dad's footsteps at Purdue

The Purdue Boilermakers picked up a quarterback commitment with a very familiar last name on Friday.

Griffin Alstott, the son of former Purdue All-American running back and six-time NFL Pro Bowl fullback Mike Alstott, committed to the Boilermakers over offers from Appalachian State, Troy, Akron and Coastal Carolina following an unofficial visit on Tuesday.

In addition to five offers, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder signal caller was receiving interest from a number of Power 5 programs including Colorado, Indiana and Minnesota.

The commitment comes three weeks after the Boilermakers offered the Sunshine State prospect.

The rising senior is set to enter his third season as the starter for Northside Christian in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Mike Alstott serves as the head coach.

Purdue is making a habit of recruiting the sons of former bruising NFL running backs. Keith Byars II, a current junior running for the Boilermakers, is the son of former Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots running back Keith Byars. In the Class of 2016 class, Purdue signed defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal, the son of the former San Diego Chargers running back with the same name.

Alstott passed for 1,725 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior after putting up 1,400 yards and 15 scores as a sophomore. He was named to the 2A All-State Honorable Mention team following the 2015 season.

Alstott is the first commitment for Purdue in the 2017 class.