Purdue and Notre Dame have to wait until Carrolls season ends to get final word from senior Drue Tranquill on where he plans to play his college football.
On the plus side for all parties, that final commitment will come shortly after the Chargers wrap up postseason play.
Ive been praying about it for two or three months, since Notre Dame offered and I started checking them out, said Tranquill, who got an offer from the Irish just days after committing to Purdue. Its been an extremely difficult process, just dealing with the controversy. People saying go here, go there, and theres always some comments about how Im not handling it the right way.
The process should come to a close soon, though. Tranquill, who visited West Lafayette on Saturday, said he plans to make a decision as soon as possible after his season ends.
Tranquill, along with New Haven wide receiver Jordan Hogue, visited Purdue for its game against Ohio State. The visit was one of many for the do-it-all player from Carroll, who said this trip was more about developing the relationships hes established with the Boilermakers.
Ive seen everything I need to see, Tranquill said. I really like the commits down at Purdue. Those guys are awesome.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound safety and linebacker prospect could also be swayed by another recruit: his brother, Justin a running back prospect. Both Purdue and Notre Dame are recruiting him, and the Boilermakers might have a slight edge.
Justins got a lot better opportunity to play at Purdue, Drue Tranquill said of his brother, a 2015 prospect. Thats a big pro, being able to play with him maybe. Not to say he wont go to Notre Dame, but theyre pretty stacked at running back right now.
And theres still plenty left to sort out, whether the Chargers beat Carmel on Friday for the regional championship.
Its been a stressful process, Drue Tranquill said, but Im blessed to be able to go through it.