Columbus (Ohio) Hamilton Township wide receiver Deric Phouthavong visited Purdue earlier this week, and may be close to landing an offer from the Boilermakers.
"They didn't need me to work out, they just needed me to visit," Phouthavong said. "They showed me around campus. They seemed pretty interested.
"They said they'll get back to me later this week and let me know what they are going to do. It may be an offer, I don't know."
The interest Purdue has shown in Phouthavong is being reciprocated by the Ohio wideout, and an offer could elicit a quick decision.
"They have my major, so I have a mindset of going there right now," Phouthavong said. "If they do pull an offer I probably would be ready to commit.
"I like the coaches. I am building a good relationship with Marcus Freeman. He said I belong there. It just seems like a good place to go."
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Phouthavong is a two-way player in high school, but Purdue is recruiting him as a wide receiver and he likes the fit in their offense.
"They pass most of the game, so I think I can find myself comfortable there," Phouthavong said. "I just feel like I could be coached there. They have great coaches and all around it is a great community to be in and a great program."
If there is one team that could make Phouthavong take his recruitment out longer, it would be his hometown Ohio State Buckeyes and he will attend their Friday Night Lights Camp this week.
"If I show out tomorrow, maybe I can pull an offer," Phouthavong said. "That would be a dream come true. I have looked up to the Buckeyes since I was growing up, and getting an offer from them would probably complete everything."
Phouthavong does hold offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Ohio University and Western Michigan.