After attending four different camps earlier in the spring and summer, including the Mountain West Elite Camp, Level-Up Elite Camp and the Colorado Mesa Prospect Camp, Purdy may have saved his best for last at the All-Poly Camp held last month at Alta High School.
The well-respected All-Poly Camp, which annually attracts hundreds of the western region’s top prep football talent, is a full-pad, contact drill based camp designed to give coaches at the collegiate level an accurate assessment of a player’s potential. From the reports given to each prospect at the end of the camp, Purdy seems to be earning a few looks.
The 5’10”, 180 lb. cornerback was named to the Outstanding Defensive Back team, but almost certainly more important, the camp’s Varsity College Prospect List. While getting these acknowledgements is impressive, it doesn’t guarantee Purdy, or any prospect, for that matter, any college scholarship offers. The upcoming season will be the true test for any campers looking to play at the next level.
Work in the classroom is just as important, as well, and the senior currently carries a 3.98 GPA. With a solid injury-free season, Purdy may discover that an undersized cornerback who puts in the extra work has just as good a shot as anyone at playing football at the collegiate level.