Rodney Purvis has had a whirlwind of a recruitment as anyone in the class of 2012. It looks like it will soon come to an end, though.
Avie Lester, Purvis’ high school coach at Upper Room Christian (N.C.), informed the Raleigh News & Observer that Purvis would be announcing his decision at a press conference on Friday.
The paper said he will be choosing between North Carolina State, Louisville, Connecticut and VCU; however, it seems that Louisville and VCU are no longer recruiting Purvis.
Signs point to North Carolina State, but we will find out for sure (or for now?) on Friday. Purvis had previously committed to Louisville before reopening his recruitment. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard is ranked No. 15 in the class of 2012 by CBSSports.com.
Jevon Thomas to Dayton
Former St. John’s pledge Jevon Thomas has made his next choice, committing to Dayton on Wednesday afternoon.
Multiple sources confirmed the commitment to CBSSports.com.
Thomas also considered Seton Hall before choosing the Flyers. The 5-foot-11 point guard fits a much-needed position for head coach Archie Miller, as Thomas is one of the fastest players in the country. He can get to end-to-end extremely quick, and is fearless when going to the rim.
Thomas joins Jalen Robinson in Dayton’s 2012 class.
Houston gets another commitment
Houston head coach James Dickey continues to make waves on the recruiting trail.
On Wednesday, sleeper big man Valentine Izundu popped for the Cougars.
Izundu burst onto the scene this summer, demonstrating his tremendous shot-blocking ability and vast potential. He is long and athletic, and will make an immediate impact on the defensive end of the floor.