Rodney Purvis joins the Wolfpack

Purvis joins Lewis at N.C. State

by Harrison Sanford September 30, 2011 2:48pm ET
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Upper Room Christian guard Rodney Purvis committed to N.C. State today.

Howl now, Wolfpack fans. Rodney Purvis is staying home. The Upper Room Christian Academy and Raleigh, N.C. star is ranked No. 6 by Rivals and is a big-time haul for N.C. State and Coach Mark Gottfried.

"After all the visits, I came to the conclusion there is no place like home," Purvis said during a press conference held at his school."With that said, I will be joining my brother Tyler Lewis a.k.a. 'White Chocolate' and the North Carolina Wolfpack."

Missouri, UConn Louisville, Memphis, Ohio State, Virginia, VCU and N.C. Central were all in the hunt for the Five-Star rated guard.

Purvis will team up with Five-Star blogger Tyler Lewis in a standout backcourt for the ACC school.

"Rodney would add a lot to our class by adding a lot of athleticism," Lewis told "He is the best driver in our class and a great leader who hates to lose."

With Purvis off the board, Lewis is aiming to add T.J. Warren, D'Vauntes-Smith Rivera and Brice Johnson to the class. 

Purvis, at one point, committed to Louisville but backed out of the commitment once assistant coach Tim Fuller left for a position at Missouri. 

N.C. State hired Gottfried this April after firing Sidney Lowe after five disappointing seasons. This, Lewis feels, is another recruiting advantage.

"The coaches are all new," Lewis said. "They are not going anywhere anytime soon."

And apparently, neither is hometown standout Rodney Purvis.

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