McLaurin picks Ohio State over Purdue

Receiver Terry McLaurin gave his verbal commitment to Ohio State, picking it over Purdue and others.

Just two days after being offered by Ohio State, receiver Terry McLaurin gave the Buckeyes his verbal pledge. The Indianapolis native was one of Purdue's top targets.

McLaurin, a standout at Cathedral (Ind.) High School, gave his commitment on Sunday night. He was offered after impressing at Ohio State'S Friday camp.

"I am committing to one of the top schools in the country," McLaurin said to Scout.com. "It is very humbling and I don't take it for granted at all. This is an extremely big blessing for my family and I and the chance to play for The Ohio State University and coach Urban Meyer is a great opportunity that I am really looking forward to."

McLaurin was first offered by the new Purdue coaching staff in March and quickly became a priority prospect. The Boilermakers felt they had a hidden gem, but he soon became a commodity.

Purdue was one of three finalists for McLaurin's services, but the offer from Ohio State was the difference-maker in his recruitment.

Currently, Purdue has two receivers in its 2014 class, Trae Hart and Gregory Phillips.

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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