Boudreaux visits West Lafayette

Forward Evan Boudreaux made the short trip to West Lafayette on Thursday for a visit with Purdue. He left campus knowing what it takes to earn an offer. Boiler Sports Report recaps Boudreaux's visit and updates his recruitment in this feature.

It was a full day at Purdue for Evan Boudreaux. The rising junior forward met with the coaches and players, watched film and even toured campus. He left with plenty of motivation.

Boudreaux, a 6-foot-7 forward, still does not have an offer from the Boilermakers. Coach Matt Painter told him it can be earned during the July evaluation period, where he and the staff will be watching closely.

"I'm really eager to show off to the [Purdue] coaches in July—all the coaches, really," said Boudreaux. "A lot of coaches are waiting to watch me, and I'm waiting to prove to people that I'm a really good player. I think it will be an important summer for me. I'm really excited."

This was the second visit at Purdue for Boudreaux, and it was a busy one. During his time on campus, the entire coaching staff was by his side. One of the day's highlights was watching film with the group.

"They stuck with me all day," Boudreaux said. "Our relationships are really good; they tell me the truth and are really honest."

Boudreaux was able to meet with the Purdue players, too, seeing their offseason workouts. He got a good feel for the program's direction.

"It was cool to see the whole environment of Purdue and what they're trying to do," Boudreaux said. "It was a cool experience to see where Purdue is trying to go."

The Boilermakers have been recruiting Boudreaux for nearly a year now, but are still looking to see how good he can be. During that time, though, the Lake Forest, Illinois native has gotten a good feel for what Purdue has to offer. Two key points stand out.

"One of the biggest things is the fact that they play in the Big Ten, the best conference in the country," Boudreaux said. "And I really like Coach Painter as well; he's a great coach. Those are the two most important things."

Boudreaux holds offers from Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State and Northwestern, with interest coming from Butler, DePaul, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Tennessee, Wisconsin and others.

Still early in his recruitment, Boudreaux does not have any leaders. After a productive visit in West Lafayette, where does Purdue stand?

"They haven't offered yet, so it's kind of hard to say," he said. "I would really appreciate if Purdue offered, I'll leave it at that."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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