One of the top guards in the 2012 class, Rodney Purvis, has chose to stay home and attend North Carolina State. Purvis is the #9 recruit in our 2012 rankings, and has a ton of upside. His decision comes as somewhat of a surprise considering most people felt that UCONN was the favorite to land him.
This is an extremely huge get for the ‘Pack, this will help put NC ST back on the map, after recent struggles. The 6’4″ combo guard is exactly what they needed, and this sign will certainly help future recruiting.
Purvis’ road to get here has been dramatic to say the least. He exploded on the national scene in the 8th grade and has been one of the most talked about players since.
He attends Upper Room Christian Academy (NC) which used to be only a elementary and middle school, but decided to also become a high school in order to keep Purvis. You know you are a special talent when they are creating high schools for you. He was also originally a member of the 2013 class, but reclassified to join the 2012 class.
Purvis first committed to Louisville last December, but later backed off of that and reopened his recruitment. Leading up to his decision today, he was considering Ohio State, Memphis, North Carolina Central, UCONN, and NC State. But it was North Carolina State who landed the elite guard’s services.
Purvis will be counted on to contribute from day one, he has all the tools to come in and lead a team from the jump. The comparison to Dwayne Wade is a popular one and has a lot of merit. Purvis is built almost identically and possesses a skill set very similar to DWade’s. When it’s all said and done Purvis could very well be the best player out of this class, but only time will tell.
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