Three-star wide receiver Delvon Purvis (5-11, 190, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan is off to an outstanding season. His nickname is "Never Nervous Purvis". He many never be nervous, but his big playmaking ability sure makes his opponents nervous.
Against a tough preseason that included games against SoCal powerhouse teams Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei and Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza, Purvis has been making plays as a receiver and special teams player.
In his last contest against Huntington Park, Calif., Purvis hauled in eight receptions for 197 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, Purvis has 29 catches for 409 yards and four touchdowns. He has also scored a special teams touchdown.
On the recruiting trail, Purvis is still searching for his first offer, but that first scholie could be coming any day. Schools such as USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Arizona State are all looking at him.
Jordan head coach Elijah Asante is sure that his talented wide receiver will soon be getting his first offer.
"When you look at Delvon, it is about his work ethic," Asante said. "He gets it done in the classroom, the football field and in the community."
"USC is heavily interested in Delvon and he is very likely to get an offer from the Trojans," Asante said. "He runs great and precise routes. Delvon is fearless over the middle and will catch the ball in traffic, plus gets yards after the catch."
"Delvon is also outstanding on special teams," Asante said. "Against Mater Dei he took the opening kickoff 88 yards to the house to get the ball rolling for Jordan."
Keep an eye on Purvis, he could be one of those guys who explodes with offers as his senior season progresses.
Purvis earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 96 prospect at any position.