"[Purdue] wants me to come back up for a camp," Pettit explained. "The new coaching staff wants me to come in and show why I have an offer from the previous staff."
In spring of 2012, then-coach Danny Hope extended Pettit a Purdue offer. Shortly before, Kent State and its former coach, Darrell Hazell, offered a scholarship, too. Now that Hazell is leading Purdue, he wants Pettit to prove he's worthy of that offer.
Pettit, a three-star prospect who plays both sides of the line, recognizes the reasoning.
"It's understandable, really," Pettit said. "They're coming into a Big Ten school, they really don't know what the previous staff offered, so they want to see it for themselves."
The new circumstances surrounding Pettit's Purdue offer haven't caused any waver in interest.
"I still like Purdue," said Pettit. "It's a great school with great academics and great football. I haven't changed my opinion; I like them a lot. I want to go up and show myself at camp."
However, Pettit's recruitment by the Boilermakers became even more complicated when his lead recruiter from the new staff, Jim Bollman, left to join the Michigan State staff. Now, receivers coach Kevin Sherman has taken charge of the communication.
No plans have been set for Pettit to visit West Lafayette, though he hopes to tour campus and get a grasp of the program while attending a summer camp.
The lineman has plenty of factors that will be important in his decision, which isn't like to come until after the summer.
"Just a great overall fit, honestly," he explained. "I want great football, great academics, to see how close it is [to home], a family atmosphere—stuff like that."