Well, that didn’t go as planned for the Michigan State Spartans. Four-star 2020 quarterback Chubba Purdy has committed to Louisville over MSU and other programs.
COMMITTED #THEVILLE pic.twitter.com/uPZX81jyqF— Chubba Purdy (@chubbapurdy) June 21, 2019
Purdy, who plays at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, is the No. 6 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class, No. 8 player in the state of Arizona, and the No. 214 overall in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Spartans initially offered Purdy on May 21. He took an unofficial visit to East Lansing on June 7. Prior to that, Purdy took his only official visit to Louisville. What is strange about Purdy picking Louisville, though, is that the Cardinals already have a 2020 quarterback commitment in three-star prospect Tee Webb. Webb is listed as the No 28 pro-style quarterback in the Composite Rankings.
Michigan State was long considered as one of the favorites to land Purdy, and made him a top priority of the class, but it wasn’t enough. Kansas State was also thought to be high on the list, and that also made a lot of sense on paper. Additionally, the young signal-caller had a plethora of offers from Arizona State, Washington State, Utah, California, Colorado, Purdue, Central Florida and many other quality programs.
Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class currently consists of eight players, and has doubled in size over the past week. The group includes wide receiver Ian Stewart, offensive guard Dallas Fincher, tight end Tommy Guajardo, safety Darius Snow, linebacker Cal Haladay, defensive ends Kyle King and Jeff Pietrowski (who also has the ability to play linebacker) and kicker Jack Olsen.
The class, does not yet, however, include a quarterback. There is still plenty of time left in the recruiting cycle, but landing a potential future starter under center should be a big priority for the Spartans.
According to his highlight tape, Purdy passed for 3,425 yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior, while adding 1,125 yards and 23 touchdowns rushing. Louisville is getting a dynamic playmaker.