Purdue’s 2024 recruiting class is down to 4 pledges. Eric Karner from Elmhurst, Illinois, announced Thursday that he is no longer committed to the Boilermakers.

Karner pledged to Ryan Walters’ staff back on March 7, 2 days after getting a scholarship offer from the staff. In a lengthy note posted to his Twitter account, Karner thanked the Purdue coaching staff and university community for the time invested in his recruitment. Karner sees a bright future ahead for the Boilermakers, he wants to look at other options.

After his commitment to Purdue, Karner tweeted about receiving scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Alabama, South Carolina and Arkansas.

Karner, out of Immaculate Conception High School, is listed at 6-5, 220 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, Karner is rated 3-stars, the No. 22 Illinois recruit, No. 38 tight end and No. 926 prospect overall nationally in the 2024 recruiting class.

We’ll see where the Boilermakers turn at tight end.