Purdue quarterback Michael Alaimo has reportedly had a change of heart regarding his transfer decision. The former 4-star prospect might be sticking around West Lafayette, after all.

Chris Hummer of 247Sports reported Monday that Alaimo has withdrawn from the NCAA transfer portal. He was a member of Purdue’s 2020 recruiting class but has yet to throw a pass for the Boilermakers in two seasons with the program.

Earlier in the offseason, Purdue lost former starting quarterback Jack Plummer to the transfer portal. The Arizona native committed to Cal following the conclusion of the 2021 season.

Out of high school, Alaimo was ranked as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class. He was also listed as a Top 300 overall prospect, per 247Sports composite rankings.

After an outstanding 2021 season, starting quarterback Aidan O’Connell decided to return for the 2022 campaign, seemingly solidifying Purdue’s situation under center for next fall. He threw for 3,708 yards and 28 touchdowns as the Boilers went 9-4.

In the final 5 games of the regular season, O’Connell accounted for 16 touchdowns without a pick.

Alaimo makes the decision to return to West Lafayette as Purdue kicks off spring practice on Monday. While he may not win the starting job, he could prove to be a valuable backup for the Boilermakers next season if he sticks around.