Don't call him "Nervous Purvis" because this young man is very poised. At every camp this talented wide receiver/defensive back Delvon Purvis (5-10, 180, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan has competed at, he's has stood out.
This hard working athlete just finished a marathon camp week starting last Sunday at the UCLA camp. He followed that session by joining USC for their Rising Stars camp and capped it off with a stellar performance, winning the most improved award at the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G).
Purvis talked to Rivals.com about his very busy week.
"I felt I did well at UCLA," Purvis said. "I worked more with the defensive backs. I played safety."
"My footwork was good and cover skills were good, but I need to work on my one on one skills," Purvis said. "I learned at the wide receiver position, how to get off the line, and make my make better use of my footwork."
"I also thought that I did well at USC," Purvis said. "I played both wide receiver and safety."
"I learned from USC at wide receiver how to get on the line and cut off the defensive back making it easier to the ball," Purvis said. "Defensively, I learned real cover two skills and get my midpoint and break to the ball wherever the quarterback opened his shoulder."
"I only played wide receiver at the B2G camp," Purvis said. "They taught me how to run my routes crisper and not rush my routes."
There were those in the audience who felt that Purvis deserved the A-Game MVP award that was given to Tate Forcier who was the one who delivered the passes to Purvis.
On the two touchdown catches, Purvis caught the ball 40 yards down the field and outraced defenders about 40 yards for the score. That's what you call yards after the catch (YAC).
During the spring, schools such as Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, USC, UCLA, UC-Davis and Syracuse came by Jordan interested in Purvis.
What is Purvis looking for in a college?
"Academics is my top priority," Purvis said. "Then a solid football program that I could call home."
Purvis is a two time all-city wide receiver, who has caught over 85 passes over the last two seasons.
As a junior, Purvis hauled in 35 receptions for 492 yards and six touchdowns. He even had one rushing touchdown. On defense, he accounted for 36 tackles and one fumble recovery.
Jordan head coach Elijah Asante had the following to say about his two-way standout.
"Delvon all the tools, both mentally and physically to be successful on the collegiate level," Asante said. "He is definitely a D-I bound football player. He's going to do whatever it takes to get the job done."