One of the highest-rated members of Purdue’s 2013 recruiting class has abruptly decided to not honor his National Letter of Intent, the player’s high school coach told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
Kyle Lindsay, the coach at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers High School, confirmed that, instead of playing for the Boilermakers, TyVel Jemison has opted for Grand Valley State. Lindsay seemed confused and unsure of why his former player made such a decision.
“In all honesty, I’m not sure why the decision was made by Tyvel,” Lindsay said via text. “As of a month ago, he was committed and excited to go attend Purdue.”
The loss of Jemison is a significant blow to the Boilermakers.
The cornerback was one of the highest-rated recruits in Darrell Hazell‘s first Purdue class, rating behind only quarterback Danny Etling according to Rivals.com‘s rankings. He was a three-star member of this year’s class, listed as the No. 52 corner in the country and the No. 10 player in the state of Indiana.