Opurum Enjoys West Lafayette

The Lone Star State back and three star prospect took in the Boilermakers the past weekend. What were his thoughts? Where does Purdue stand in his recruitment? BSR gets the latest!

Toben Opurum has left many bruises upon his high school opponents. The bull of a back has had plenty of interest drawn from across the country. Purdue is one of the schools, among others such as Notre Dame, Florida, Arkansas, and Kansas. Over the past weekend, Scout.com's fourth rated fullback tripped to West Lafayette to learn more about what the Boilermakers have to offer.

"I really enjoyed my visit. I meshed real well with the players and coaches, and even with the guys they're recruiting. We meshed really well. We all fit in with each other. I liked the campus, the location. Everything about the trip was good" Opurum told BoilerSportsReport.

When an official visit goes well enough for any prospect, the school in question usually vaults to the top of leader board for said prospect. In Opurum's case, no assessment can be made as the youngster is keeping any leaders close to the vest.

"I don't want to throw any leaders out there. I consider the top of my leader board to be those schools that I'm visiting – Purdue, Notre Dame, Kansas, Florida, and Arkansas."

However, the Boilers may have indeed opened up some eyes for the three star prospect, both with their coaching staff, and the recruits still in play.

"With Coach Hope… I mean, I've talked to him for a while, and with the new offensive coordinator coming in, it's time for a change. It's going to be a change for me regardless of where I go, but it's a good school and a good place to be. I was with Keith Smith (the sophomore Texas native), and me and Darren Myles were real close on the visit. Chris Omigie, I hung with him, he's from here in the Dallas area. It's a handful of guys I enjoyed myself with."

The only part of the visit that was any different that from what he might have been expecting was the harsh climates of the north compared to the south. However, it's a non-issue when it comes to his recruitment.

"It was different for me, because in Dallas we don't have this type of weather on a daily basis. Weather won't affect my decision though, because even in the south, it's not going to be perfect weather all the time."

With a visit this weekend in the works to Kansas, and his last two visits scheduled for sometime in January, a decision may be nearing for Opurum. But there's certain aspects, such as timing and other factors that must be decided before a verbal commitment can be achieved.

"It's going to be whether I fit in - with the environment, the players, the coaches, even with the student body. I never really had a timeline though. It's whenever I feel the time is right, and when I feel it, I'll know."

BoilerSportsReport will have more on Opurum in the coming weeks.

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