Indianapolis Ben Davis defensive end Willie Ervin (6-3, 210 pounds) is an athletic pass rusher who holds seven scholarship offers.
The Boilers recently became Ervin's first power-five and Big Ten offer.
"I think Purdue could be a good school if they have the right players. It means a lot to get that offer," he said.
Cincinnati is another school that has offered that Ervin hopes to get to soon as well.
"I was trying to get there Saturday but I had to work."
Indiana is among the schools who have not offered, but continue to keep a dialogue with Ervin. The Hoosiers are looking to get him to campus in the near future.
"They want me to come for a visit. They wanted me to come last weekend, I just couldn't make it. I haven't been talking to them as much but they're interested in me."
Ervin had nine sacks and 58 tackles for Ben Davis as a junior.