Gnat considering options after Purdue visit

Jacksonville standout Rodney Gnat proclaimed Louisville as his favorite prior to his official visit to Purdue over the weekend. And while his leader hadn't changed Sunday night, Gnat and his parents sound conflicted about his options. Will it be Louisville or Purdue when Gnat decides this week? has the latest.

Jacksonville defensive end Rodney Gnat returned home from his final official visit to Purdue Sunday night. Now, Gnat and his parents have some important issues to discuss before the 6'4, 225-pound prospect reaches his college decision.

Gnat previously had visited Minnesota and Louisville. Prior to his visit to Purdue, Gnat listed the Cardinals as the leader for his services, followed by the Gophers and Boilermakers. Gnat said he had a good visit to West Lafayette over the weekend.

"I enjoyed it," Gnat said. "Everything was good."

Still, Gnat sounded fairly certain Sunday night that he'll verbally commit to Bobby Petrino's Cardinals sometime this week.

"I'm pretty sure about my decision," Gnat said. "Purdue came up (after my visit), but I'm still thinking I'm going to commit to Louisville."

One potential road block for Louisville could be Gnat's parents. Gnat said both his mother and father accompanied him on his visit to Purdue, and came away impressed with the academic presentation the Boiler's made.

"My parents are kind of thinking Purdue, but they'll be happy with whatever school I choose," said Gnat.

Gnat wants to major in criminal justice administration and said that he and his parents discussed his recruitment options briefly Sunday. Gnat admitted that there was some disagreement between himself and his parents about which school he should choose and said they'll sit down again Monday night for a more serious discussion of the subject.

While his parents seem to favor Purdue because of its academic reputation, Gnat said he prefers Louisville for a very simple reason.

"Just my overall comfort level with the school," Gnat said of Louisville. "I just like the feeling that I get from the coaches, players and students on the campus."

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