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JUCO transfer brings size to Purdue receiver corps

JuniorcollegewidereceiverAnthonyMahoungouhascommittedtoPurdue,theBoilermakers'fourthnewcommitmentoftheweekend.
"ItwasthecoachingstaffandCoach(Darrell)Hazell,becauseIreallyfeelcomfortablewiththem,"MahoungousaidofPurdue,priortoactuallymakingthecalltocommit."Imettheplayersandtalkedtosomeotherrecruitswhosaidtheywereexcitedtobepartofthisfamily,andsoamI."
The6-foot-4,205-poundnativeofFrancewillcometoPurdueinJanuarywiththreeyearsofeligibilityafterplayingoneseasonatWestHillsCommunityCollegeinCalifornia.
Previously,heplayedoverseas.
It'sbeenadifferentgameintheU.S.
"It'sabitfaster,butIbelievewhenyouknowhowtocontrolyourbody,youknowhowtoplayandyouunderstandthegame,thattransitionwasn'tashardforme,"hesaid."Thespeedofthegameincreased,though,andtheplayersaremoreathletic,fasterandwhentheyhityou,youfeelit.
"ButformyfirstseasoninAmerica,Ididprettywell."
AsafreshmanatWestHills,hecaught41passesfor801yardsandninetouchdowns.
MahoungouwillplayoutsidereceiveratPurdue.
"I'manX,"hesaid."I'matallreceiverandkindoffast.Youcanputmeoutbymyselftoplayone-on-oneagainstacornerandIcandominate,Ithink."
HewasalsorecruitedbyEasternMichigan,OhioandIndianaandhadoffersfromGeorgiaStateandStonyBrookinNewYork.
"Lastweek,Coach(John)Shoopcametomyschooltotalktomeandtalktomycoaches,"Mahoungousaid,"andaftertheinterview,heofferedmeandwesetthevisitforthisweekend.
"Theysaidtheyhaveayoungreceiverscorps...andtheyreallyneedatallreceivertocomeinandbeanimpactplayerforthem."
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