Now that Purdue has chosen its man, Ishmael Hyman wants to know where he stands with them. The wide receiver from Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney had the Boilermakers in his top three but they could drop out from contention is the relationship is not salvaged soon.
"I was talking to Purdue a lot before their coach got fired," said the 6-foot-, 169-pound Hyman. "I need to get in contact with a coach there to see what's going on. They were definitely in the top three but now I don't know what is going on so now I'm just focusing on Old Dominion and Kansas.
What is Hyman's relationship like with the Monarchs and Jayhawks? "Kansas came for a home visit recently and it let me know how bad they want me," he said. "For them to come all the way out here to see me on the first day of the contact period was a big deal.
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"Charlie Weis and the receivers coach were just coming to see how I was," Hyman explained. "I'm actually going on a visit out there this weekend. We talked about how I could shine in their offense, how they need receivers and how they were just trying to get better as a team this year.
"I always liked Old Dominion," he said. "They were my first offer, my first official visit and I talk with them all the time."
Hyman has plenty of other offers so what's stopping him from taking a look around at other schools?
"I have other offers but I want to go somewhere I can play early and get the ball and somewhere that's a good offense for me," said Hyman. "Syracuse or Temple could move into the top three instead of Purdue but I haven't talked to Syracuse since they offered me and they're going to the ACC."
Hyman has planned an official visit to Kansas this weekend but are there any other visits on the horizon?
"If I can get in contact with a Purdue coach, I'd take a visit up there."
Hyman missed three games for a knee injury this year and has recovered completely.