Recruiting is about relationships, and usually those take time. But there are exceptions. Within a week of being hired, Florida State head coach Mike Norvell snagged a commitment from one QB and has now grabbed another. Four-star Chubba Purdy, the brother of Iowa State’s Brock Purdy, committed to the ’Noles on Wednesday from his school’s auditorium in Arizona.
Purdy is listed as a dual threat quarterback and has lived up to that by rushing for over 1,000 yards and throwing for more than 3,000 yards in his senior season. He’s also thrown 33 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions and boasts a 9.9 yards/attempt average.
Purdy has been committed to Louisville since June and hasn’t really had any contact with Florida State. However, a FaceTime meeting with new offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham was enough to convince the Offensive High School Player of the Year in Arizona to take a trip across the country to visit Tallahassee. By all accounts Purdy and his family had an enjoyable time and obviously saw enough to make the switch to FSU.
Norvell correctly identified quarterback as a major position of need, with just two scholarship quarterbacks returning to Florida State in 2020. He has attacked the problem with both numbers and quality in securing signatures from Valdosta’s Tate Rodemaker and now Purdy.
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