Purdue redshirt freshman WR, former 4-star recruit enters transfer portal
Purdue redshirt freshman wide receiver Maliq Carr, the highest-ranked recruit in the Boilermakers’ 2020 class, has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated reported the news on Thursday.
Interestingly, Dienhart also reports that Carr does not wish to be contacted by other schools, despite entering the portal. That could suggest that he has another destination in mind, or that he’ll weigh all options before speaking with coaches from other programs.
Carr could still return to Purdue if it’s in his best interest.
WR Maliq Carr is the portal but doesn't want to be contacted by other schools.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) April 15, 2021
Dienhart later reported that Carr is expected to transfer to Michigan State, where he will play football and basketball.
As a high school recruit, Carr was the highest-ranked prospect in Purdue’s 2020 class. The 4-star wide receiver was the No. 4 tight end in the class and ranked as the No. 175 overall talent of the cycle. He switched to wide receiver, per his player profile on PurdueSports.com.
Last season, Carr played in three games for Purdue and made 1 catch for 15 yards. That reception came in the season-opening win against Iowa.
Carr will still have four years of eligibility remaining.