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North Allegheny transfer Rob Kugler verbally commits to Purdue

Written by: on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010


Rob Kugler, a 6’3, 240-pound athlete who transferred to North Allegheny High School after his father Sean was named offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has made a verbal commitment to play football at Purdue, according to

Kugler had quite a few offers before committing to the Boilermakers – nine to be exact – from Akron, Boise State, Buffalo, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Stanford, Syracuse and West Virginia.

Kugler was originally listed under the defensive line prospects on Rivals’ database, but he is currently listed as a tight end. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Kugler will play tight end and defensive end for the Tigers in 2010.

Kugler played for Orchard Park (N.Y.) High School last season. The Quakers’ defense yielded 86 points in a nine-game season, finishing 7-2 overall. Orchard Park allowed an average of 9.6 points per game and held five of its nine opponents to nine points or less, with three shutouts.

Verbal commitments are non-binding until the player signs a letter of intent in February.

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