RECRUITING: Gainesville RB has two favorites

Gainesville, Texas RB Terrius Purvey has an offer from OU, but are the Sooners in his top two?


There are many college coaches that will tell you that Terrius Purvey is the very best running back in Texas. When a player is good enough to get into that debate then you know that he is very talented. Purvey broke into the starting lineup last year and exploded on the Texas prep scene rushing for 2,054 and 32 touchdowns.

"I love running the football. When I get the ball in my hands it is like I can see the football field very clearly and the game just slows down for me," said Purvey. "I feel like I have great moves and I love to make people miss.

"I am a better inside runner and I love to get into the hole and make a move on the linebacker, and I might as well do that in the middle of the field. At some point any great running back is going to have to go through a linebacker, so you might as well do that inside."

Purvey can bench 245 pounds, squats 400 and he has posted a 35-inch vertical jump Texas A&M Nike camp. Purvey did not attend any camps last year, but plans to attend the SMU camp this summer.

Purvey has been offered by Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Kansas thus far.

"I like what is going on in recruiting right now," said Purvey. "A number of great coaches have been coming to our practices the last couple of weeks and a lot is going on in recruiting right now. Right now I like Oklahoma a lot and I have always liked Oklahoma. I also like Texas A&M. Those two schools are my top two schools right now."

Purvey is going to play AAU basketball this summer and that will limit some of the camps he can go to.

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