"I liked what I saw," he said. "It seems like the coaching staff is on the same page and ready to get the season going. I talked to the head coach, wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator and they like what they see in me and we will be in touch."
New head coach Darrell Hazell and his staff has the type of credentials that catch the attention of skill position recruits like the 6'0, 175-lb McLaurin.
"I really like that the head coach has a wide receiver background and the offensive coordinator has coached some great NFL players."
McLaurin does plan for this to be his last stop at Purdue, saying, "I would definitely like to come back in the future to get on a more personal level with the coaches and get a better feel for the campus life. They have real nice facilities, which really caught my attention."
Currently without any offers, McLaurin was one of the top performers at the recent Best of the Midwest camp, and continued showings like that one should continue to expand his recruiting profile.
"I'll probably start to gather what camps I want to attend and hopefully start hearing feedback from some schools. I'm excited about where I am right now."