Those that follow college football recruiting know that verbal commitments mean very little. It’s the first step in landing a recruit, but it’s common for verbally committed players to continue being actively recruited by other schools and take visits.
That’s exactly what’s happening with Louisville quarterback commit Chubba Purdy.
The four-star prospect is Louisville’s highest ranked commit from the 2020 class. Purdy is ranked as the 6th ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country.
The Arizona native gave Scott Satterfield a verbal commitment in June and maintained he’s still 100% committed to Louisville as of early September. That may still be the case, but as of now he’s at least looking into his options.
247Sports reports that Purdy will officially visit Florida State this weekend.
Purdy was one of the first recruits from the 2020 class to pick up an FSU offer after Mike Norvell was hired.
As much as this put the fan base in panic mode, I’d expect Purdy to still sign with Louisville this week, despite the last minute minor flirtation.
“He’s not decommitting from Louisville,” Shawn Purdy said according to to the Courier-Journal. “It’s a last-minute thing. Just got to go. Just to know that you know that you know. Maybe there is something there.
“He called the Louisville guys and told them,” Purdy added according to the Courier-Journal. “He just wanted to be forthcoming with everything. It’s a lifetime decision.”
While Purdy was on his visit, FSU picked up a commitment from three-star quarterback Tate Rodemaker, which I’d say is another reason to breathe easier.<