"I'll do anything to win, to help my team out," said Gainesville, Tx, RB Terrius Purvey. "In a regional final game I had a sprained ankle real bad. We were in the third quarter and behind. I felt like I had to go back in, so I taped it up real tight. I scored my first play back in, and we ended up winning."
With Kansas State's offer on May 22, the 5-11, 185 pounder has been offered by half of the schools in the Big 12 Conference.
"If they offered me, Texas would go straight to the top," Purvey says. "I've always liked them a lot, watched them growing up.
"I'm going to their one-day camp. They told me that the way they do things is that recruits meet Coach (Mack) Brown before they decide whether to offer them a scholarship.
So, until that offer from Texas materializes--"Right now Oklahoma (offer) has a slight lead over Texas A&M (offer, camp). I'd like to go to Oklahoma, but the truth is that they just got Adrian Peterson the year before. It's important to me to come in and play right away. I want to come straight in and help my team out.
"My Dad wants me to go to Oklahoma. It's important to me what he says. He knows it's my decision, but he definitely likes Oklahoma. I've talked to the coaches at A&M, and they seem like they could be a good fit too."
Terrius has also been offered be Texas Tech, Kansas and Oklahoma State. "I met Les Miles when he came to my school. I've also talked on the phone with coach (Dennis) Franchione, coach (Bob) Stoops and coach (Mike) Leach."
"I have good speed (4.5) off my cuts and good vision. I know where to go at the right time. I need to work on my ball control, keeping the ball tucked-in in the open field, and on my pass blocking."
220/2054 yds/32 TDs; 10 rec/115 yds/1 TD
2.5--summer school (English)/June 12 first-time SAT