Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Indiana WR McLaurin names leader
By Jared Shanker
There is no question as to who leads for Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis/Cathedral).
The junior receiver visited Purdue on Tuesday, and the Boilermakers rolled out the red carpet.
As soon as McLaurin arrived, he met with first-year coach Darrell Hazell and thanked him for being the first to offer. McLaurin and Hazell chatted for a bit, focusing on the blueprint Hazell has for the underachieving Big Ten program.
“I got to ask him some good questions on how he envisions the program moving forward,” McLaurin said. “I liked how everyone has a clean slate, and he doesn’t care what happened last season or who played. It’s about earning your spot every day.”
McLaurin stood on the sideline for the Boilermakers’ spring practice and watched receivers coach Kevin Sherman. He got a feel for how Sherman tutored the receivers.
“I got to see firsthand how all the coaches coached,” McLaurin said. “I ended with watching film of the practice with the receivers. It was a great overall visit.”
An in-state target, the staff made McLaurin feel like he is a priority for Purdue based on how he would project in the new offense Hazell is running.
Purdue has McLaurin at the top of its board, and now McLaurin has Purdue in the same position.
“They are my No. 1 as of now,” McLaurin said.
He will visit Ohio on Saturday. Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Illinois and Northwestern are all showing new interest.