A former Purdue running back and 4-star prospect is transferring a little closer to home.

This weekend, former Boilermaker ball carrier Tirek Murphy announced on Twitter that he has committed to Rhode Island, which competes at the FCS level. He was a member of the 2020 recruiting class, spending just one year in West Lafayette before opting to hit the NCAA transfer portal.

“It’s up and it’s stuck!” Murphy wrote on Twitter after a recent visit to Rhode Island. “Time to get to work. Committed to Rhode Island.”

Murphy is a native of Middle Village, New York, so the transfer to Rhode Island will be closer to home. He will still have all four years of eligibility to use with the Rams and will be immediately eligible for the 2021 campaign.

Out of high school, Murphy ranked as the No. 20 running back of the cycle and was the top overall prospect out of New York. He held 30 offers, picking Purdue over Arizona State, Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Rutgers and Texas A&M, among others.

Murphy did not see any game action in his lone season with the Boilermakers.