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N.C. State lands big recruiting coup with Purvis

Posted on: September 30, 2011 2:47 pm

By Jeff Borzello

Is this the end of the recruiting process for Rodney Purvis?

During a press conference at his high school on Friday afternoon, Purvis announced his commitment to North Carolina State.

"There's no place like home," Purvis said at his press conference. 

Purvis has had one of the more interesting recruitments in the class of 2012. He originally was a member of the class of 2013, and then reclassified last spring. Purvis committed to Louisville -- then reopened his recruitment in early May.

A couple of months later, it looked like Purvis was ready to make a decision early in the summer. He then reversed course and released a new list of seven schools in late August. As a result, many people expected Purvis to take his time with the recruiting process. This could finally be the end of the road. 

Purvis, a 6-foot-3 guard from Upper Room Christian (N.C.), is ranked No. 15 in the class by He is a top-notch scorer, capable of getting past nearly any defender and finishing in the lane due to his strength and athleticism. Purvis is a fearless offensive player, with the confidence to get points against anyone. If he improves his left hand and ability to run an offense, Purvis will be a premier combo guard.

Purvis joins point guard Tyler Lewis in North Carolina State’s 2012 recruiting class.

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