Getting To Know: Maurice Purify

It's the name that gets you first with Maurice Purify, but watch him on field. Digest his numbers on the football field. Then consider that he could probably also be a division one basketball player. There is no doubt that he is has some high expectations to live up to. Big Red Report does what no cornerback wanted to do; here is Maurice Purify, one on one.

Name: Maurice Purify
School: San Francisco (Calif.) C.C. of San Francisco
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 220
40-time: 4.4

Position(s) played last year: Wide Receiver

Stats: 57 receptions for around 1300 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Honors: All-conference, all-American, #1 Junior College Wide Receiver by Scout.com and Championship Player of the Game

Official Visit Date: October 8, Texas Tech

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "The tunnel walk. It was just all of the fans and that they were right there. They cheered on the players and it was just a great experience. A lot of the fans knew who I was. I got to sign some autographs. That was nice."

"Just all of those fans. All of that red. I think that they really showed me all of the right things and that they were telling me the truth the whole way. I talked to a lot of people on the airplane before I got there and all of those people told me the same thing that the coaches did."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "There was a lot of things, but I think that the biggest one is that I see what Coach Callahan is trying to do and I want to be a part of it. I think that I can be an immediate impact player in that offense. We run the same offense here, pretty much. It's the same philosophy."

Other schools considered: Washington, Washington State, Arizona and Kentucky

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Just to get out there and play football again. The division one stage is something, but first you need to get out there and really get into it. It's something that I just need to do."

Funny recruiting story/little known facts: "No, not really. I play basketball at San Francisco. I don't plan on playing it at Nebraska. I do it just to stay active."

"My school right now gets out on May 15. After that I have to take an online class. After that class I will be in Lincoln."

Number desired: "I want "2". That is the number that I have really wore all my life. I didn't get a chance to wear it my freshman year because Ruben Jackson had it."

Message to Husker Nation: "I don't know. One thing? I would want to tell them a lot of things and there just wouldn't be enough time to do it there."


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