Now and then there are prospects that really make you scratch your head why the player doesn't have any offers. The prospect has grades, he has looked good in camps and then he goes and has an outstanding senior season and still no takers.
One time in the 1990'sthere was a quarterback from Northern California who had an outstanding senior season throwing for a ton of yards and touchdowns, while completing over 65 percent of his passes. The player if I recall correctly had a 4.0 GPA.
Even being a qualifier with gaudy stats this player had to take the JUCO route. I told this player, just go out there and prove everyone wrong. This young man is now playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. His name is Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers did play a year of junior college ball when he hit the perfect storm at Cal when Jeff Tedford was first getting it going for the Bears.
Fast forward to another player who is qualified and is getting the job done on the football field and in the classroom, but still hasn't received his first offer, though there are murmurs that USC wants to keep it quiet about this player and give him a late offer.
The player in question is wide receiver/cornerback Delvon Purvis (5-10, 180, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordon.
"Delvon is the complete package," Jordan head coach Elijah Asante said. "He's just as competitive in the classroom as he is on the field. He's leading the City Section in receiving yards and first or second in all other receiving categories."
As a senior, Purvis latched onto 69 receptions for 1,175 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also has a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Colleges that are showing interest in Purvis are USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Washington and Washington State.
"Washington State came by the school on Friday," Purvis said. "The only school that is talking offer is USC. I am open to everybody."