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Amad Anderson coming to Purdue hoping to capitalize on early opportunity

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Purdue has landed one of its top wide receiver targets for 2018, as New York's Amad Anderson announced Tuesday morning he's committed to the Boilermakers following this past weekend's official visit.

"I liked what I saw when I did some research on it, but I wanted to get up there to see it for myself," said Anderson, of Curtis High School in Staten Island. "Everything I wanted to see, I saw, and it caught my attention. The campus was big and it was diverse. It looked like there were a lot of things to do and the campus was great, the players were fun to be around and the coaches were great and easy to get along with. Every little thing just stood out to me."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Rivals.com three-star prospect and former Rutgers commitment will enroll in January.

That early start will give him a leg up toward the potential early opportunity that could come his way at Purdue, which will be hoping to find a quick fix to its difficulties of this season at wide receiver.

"They said me playing as a true freshman is up to me," Anderson said. "They've played freshmen before, but it would be up to me to do what they expect me to do. It would be in my hands to come in and start or at least (play). I could see myself coming in and learning the system, getting a lot of reps (in the spring) and going from there.

"I'm definitely going in there with the mindset to try to get on the field right away."

Anderson chose Purdue in the end over Rutgers and Boston College. Wisconsin and Syracuse are among the many others who'd offered him earlier in the process.

Anderson is one of two Purdue recruits known to be enrolling in January, joining quarterback Jack Plummer.


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