Head coach Jeff Brohm and the Purdue football team picked up a huge recruiting win.
Four-star recruit and dual-sport athlete Maliq Carr unveiled his college commitment Friday, and he declared he is committing to the Boilermakers. Though Carr’s four-star rating is due to his work on the football field, Jared Purcell with MLive is also reporting that Carr will enter Purdue’s basketball program as a preferred walk-on.
Purcell also shared comments from Carr discussing why he wound up committing to the Boilermakers. A member of Carr’s top 5, Michigan dropped out of the running for his talents when his final two was narrowed to Purdue and Georgia.
Why did the Wolverines drop out? It had a lot to do with their scheme:
“I felt as if they don’t pass the ball as much as Purdue does,” Carr said of Michigan. “I wouldn’t play as early and I might get built up to be a tight end and that’s not what I want to be.”
According to 247 Sports, Carr is listed as the No. 5 TE nationally for the 2020 class. However, it’s worth noting that Rivals has Carr listed as a WR. With a listed size of 6-foot-5 and 215 lbs., it sure sounds like Carr has the body and tools to be an elite pass-catcher, regardless of position.
Here’s a look at his football highlights from Hudl: