After receiving an offer from Illinois during the season, Indianapolis (Ind.) Bishop Chatard junior offensive lineman Adam Solomon added his second offer last week from Purdue.
"I was real excited to get the second one under my belt and it was nice to have the second one come to Purdue," Solomon said. "It is a great offer and a great up-and-coming team, great coaching staff and great school there as well."
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Solomon was one of nine in-state class of 2015 prospects who received offers from Purdue last Friday.
"I had a phone conversation with Jon Heacock," Solomon said. "It was a short conversation about how they want me there and they wanted to extend an offer. He said they were very impressed with everything I had to offer from foot speed to strength, which are the things they look for."
Being an in-state program, Solomon enters his recruitment with the Boilermakers having a good base of knowledge about the program.
"I did follow them in the past," Solomon said. "I have a lot of friends that are fans and family that goes to school there, so I know a decent amount of what Purdue is all about."
Solomon also was able to attend Purdue's home contest against Notre Dame in November, and came away with a positive impression of first-year head coach Darrell Hazell.
"I think he is a great coach. I think he is going to turn things around for them," Solomon said. "I know it was a down season, but they have a lot of up-and-coming talent and that's what they are trying to do with all these in-state offers. He's doing the right things and I really like what their future looks like."
Since his junior season has ended, Solomon has seen interest pick up from schools like Louisville, Michigan State and Wisconsin. He is working on scheduling junior day visits with Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin.