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Purdue Leads For Akins

Norcross (Ga.) High cornerback Shon Akins tells 247Sports Purdue is his leader following this weekend’s official visit to West Lafayette.

Akins plans to announce his college decision on National Signing Day.

Other schools that still remain in the mix for the 5-foot-8, 170-pound Akins includes Middle Tennessee State, where he’ll visit next weekend, and Buffalo and Southern Miss. Akins plans to announce his college decision on National Signing Day.

A former California commit, it appears the Boilermakers may be tough to beat.

“They’re above everything,” Akins said. “It went nice. I liked it. I really liked it.

“I see myself doing really well in classes. They’re one of the best in America. I see myself getting better on the field.”

Akins enjoyed his time with new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell.

“Coach Hazell was nice,” Akins recapped. “Just like he did at his last school, I think he’s going to turn things around.”

Akins was hosted by sophomore defensive back Frankie Williams.

“The players, they were funny to be around,” Akins said.

Akins decommitted from Cal on Jan. 7. As a senior he had 91 tackles, 17 pass breakups, three interceptions and a recovered fumble.

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