Purvis In No Rush

Raleigh (NC) Upper Room combo guard Rodney Purvis made the short drive over to NC State's campus on Saturday for an unofficial visit. What did he think of the trip?

Raleigh (NC) Upper Room combo guard Rodney Purvis made the short drive over to NC State's campus on Saturday for an unofficial visit. What did he think of the trip?

"I had fun," said Purvis. "It was good hanging out with T.J. Warren and Brice Johnson. I had good talks with coach Gottfried about everything too.

"I mean I enjoyed having a chance to hang out with everybody and talk to the coaches."

Purvis, who attended the Wolfpack's football game against Liberty, said that experience was the highlight of the trip.

"The fans and their support stood out to me," he stated. "Even when they were down the fans were loud and supporting them. They never gave up on them and obviously they came back and won by a lot."

Purvis played AAU basketball with Brice Johnson on the CP3 All-Stars this past summer, so they are good friends, and he also knows all about T.J. Warren, a five-star small forward in the 2012 class.

Both Warren and Johnson have NC State high on their lists, like Purvis.

"I think NC State has a good shot at them just like they've got a good shot at me," said Purvis. "We're going to take our visits and see what is best for the three of us."

Although he has yet to set up any official visits, Purvis stated that NC State, UCONN, Memphis, and Ohio State would certainly receive trips. He has an unofficial trip to UCONN scheduled in the next couple of weeks and will host coaches from NC State, Memphis, and UCONN for in-home visits beginning later this week.

As of now, he remains wide open and doesn't have a timetable for reaching a decision.

"I don't have a leader yet," he said. "I want to wait and see all the visits... see where it takes me. I'm not even sure when I will decide... it really could be anytime.

"My relationship with the coach is going to be big and the style of play. I'm also looking for a place where I can get a great education and I want them to have a strong fanbase."

Purvis is rated a five-star recruit and the No. 5 shooting guard in the country according to Scout.com.


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