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Ohio 4-star Receiver Mershawn Rice Selects Purdue

Ohio 4-star Receiver Mershawn Rice Selects Purdue

It was back-to-back recruiting surprises for the Pitt football program on Friday and neither of them were good news for a team still looking for it’s first commitment.

Yesterday, Lackawanna College safety JaQuan Brisker made an early commitment to Penn State and late last night another target selected a Big Ten program.

2019 4-star receiver Mershawn Rice (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) made a verbal commitment to Purdue.

Pitt was one of the first programs to offer Rice and he had consistently referred to Pitt as a second home. 

PSN had listed Rice as a Pitt lean in our Panther Paw predictions last week but things seemed to change a few days ago. When PSN contacted Rice to see if he would be visiting Pitt soon, unlike in the past, he was very non-committal.

The Pitt staff had been recruiting Rice for over a year and officially offered him a scholarship last June when he attended a team camp.

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m: PSN caught up with Rice. Here’s what he had to say about committing to Purdue:

“I went on the visit to Purdue and it started to make sense. In a way I fitted better in their offense because they pass more than Pitt, and I just loved the place but Pitt was definitely up there too.”

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cause they pass more thats great maybe someone should tell him purdue is nothing but a bottom feeder in the big ten good luck


[…] “I went on the visit to Purdue and it started to make sense” Rice said, in an interview with Pittsburgh Sports Now. […]

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