As Purdue continues to look for more speed, the Boilermakers had one of the fastest players in the state on campus on Sunday for junior day in Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral receiver Terry McLaurin.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound McLaurin ran a 4.43 electronic 40-yard dash last weekend at the Nike Sparq competition before posting a 4.44 at the Best of the Midwest Combine two days later in Indianapolis.
Not only do the Boilermakers coaching staff like McLaurin’s speed, but they also like his tape. He caught 33 passes for 820 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in helping Cathedral win another state championship. He also added two rushing scores and two touchdowns via punt return.
“Purdue junior day went really well,” McLaurin said. “I spent a lot of 1-on-1 time with Coach (Kevin) Sherman the wide receivers coach, and he said he really liked my speed and ability to make plays. Same thing with the offensive coordinator (John Shoop) who I sat down with. I liked that he coached some great NFL wide outs like Randy Moss, and he really stressed perfecting the craft of a wide receiver. I like where the program is heading. All the coaches were one and seemed to be excited about the upcoming season.”
McLaurin also enjoyed his visit to Toledo for junior day on Saturday.
“I will probably call both coaches later this week and recap my visits,” he said.
Other programs showing early interest in McLaurin includes Cincinnati, Indiana and Michigan State.