RB Keyante Green steadfast to Purdue 

November, 25, 2012
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ESPN 300 running back Keyante Green (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy) was on his way to the airport after the conclusion of his official visit to Purdue when he found out Danny Hope had been fired as the head coach of the Boilermakers.

“When I heard he got fired, I was a little sad,” Green said. “I was on my official visit, and I had just got done talking to him that morning. He was telling me how they were about to be off, and he was going to send some of the coaches down to see me and watch me in the playoffs. So I was pretty excited for them to come down and see me. Then when I was just about to board the plane I heard he got fired. I was upset about that, because Coach Hope is one reason I committed to Purdue.”

The elusive tailback has 17 offers from major programs like Ohio State, Florida State and South Carolina, but the 5-foot-9, 190-pound senior plans to stick with Purdue despite the dismissal of Hope.