Dual-threat quarterback feels Clemson a fit

Dual-threat quarterback feels Clemson a fit


Dual-threat quarterback feels Clemson a fit

The month of June has been a busy one for Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral’s Roman Purcell.

The rising sophomore dual-threat quarterback has participated in camps at a list of schools this month, showcasing his intriguing talent for programs such as Clemson, TCU, Texas, LSU, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Michigan and Central Michigan.

Purcell (6-1, 190) competed at Clemson during the first session of the Dabo Swinney Camp on June 7.

“I enjoyed that visit a lot. It’s always great to see coach Swinney,” he told TCI. “It’s the third time I’ve been up there to campus, and I’d say I have a pretty good relationship with them right now. I had a great time at camp. It was really fun. I got a chance to talk more with coach (Brandon) Streeter and really develop that relationship more.”

With Streeter watching, Purcell displayed the abilities that have helped him earn a couple of Division I scholarship offers before he has taken a snap on his school’s varsity squad.

TCU pulled the trigger on his first offer after his camp performance in Fort Worth, before Central Michigan followed suit a few weeks later.

“He thought I did really well at the camp, that I have a great arm, great feet, great vision,” Purcell said of Streeter, Clemson’s quarterbacks coach. “He thought I had really good poise for an underclassman, and he likes that I like to compete. He thinks I have great leadership.”

Purcell and his father were able to catch up with Dabo Swinney, as well, when they first arrived on campus.

“It was good to see him and good to talk,” Purcell said. “He was very happy to see me, and he really wants to see how far I go. He hugged me and stuff, so it was kind of funny.”

Purcell previously visited Clemson for the Orange & White spring game in April following his first visit to the school in February with Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2019 athlete Jaren Mangham.

After experiencing Clemson a few times, Purcell feels the program fits what he is looking for.

“They have built a family atmosphere, and I think they have done a really good job in doing that,” he said. “That’s the type of place that I want to go to. What Dabo has done with the program really aligns with my family’s values and morals, being God first, then family, then education and then football.”

Other schools showing interest in Purcell early in his recruiting process include Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.

He is scheduled for visits to Kentucky, Ohio State and Penn State next month.


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