Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic three-star
tight end Ryan Purvis (6-foot-5, 235 pounds, 4.65-second 40-yard dash) has narrowed his colleges choices to three, and after taking an official visit to Boston College over the weekend, his decision making process is getting harder. Rated the No. 12 tight end in America by Rivals.com and the No. 17 prospect in Pennsylvania, Purvis hopes to make a decision soon.
“It was good,” he commented on his second official visit. “I liked it.” Just like his previous trip he rated his visit a perfect ten, and was hosted by freshman tight end Trey Koziol.
“I liked the team, and really liked the players and the coaching staff. They made me feel at home. I also liked the small-campus feel.”
In addition to his trip to Boston College over the weekend, Purvis also visited UCLA on Sept. 26. He said he liked both schools equally, but for different reasons.
“There were different things about each school that I like,” he explained. “They are both different schools. I might take one more trip, then maybe decide.”
Pitt is the only other school in contention for his signature, but he may not be able to take an official visit there due to basketball season. This will not influence his decision however, as he has already visited the campus twice unofficially.
So what will Ryan’s final decision come don to?
“Really at this point I have considered everything,” he responded. “Playing time is possible at all three, and they all have an offense involving the tight end. I like all of the coaches, and I feel comfortable at all three. They all have a good education.
“It is just a matter of sitting down with my parents and coach, and trying to get on the same page. It is going to be a tough decision.”
Purvis had planned to decide early, before basketball season specifically, but with action beginning on the hardwood in only three weeks, his decision may be delayed.
Lancaster Catholic is 4-5 on the year, and will end their season this upcoming Friday. On the season Purvis has 25 catches for 310 yards and three touchdowns. This comes on the heels of a junior season with comparable numbers of 21 receptions for 322 yards and three touchdowns en route to all-conference honors.
Qualifying will not be a problem for Purvis. He currently maintains a 3.8 GPA and has already scored a 1,130 on the SAT.