The 2021 recruiting class is beginning to see some of the top 50 members commit to their college of choice. Head Coach Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers have received a commitment from four-star power forward Caleb Furst. The soon to be high school senior decided to stay in-state to play basketball at the college level. He picked the Boilermakers over the Michigan State Spartans.
.@Rivals four-star Caleb Furst of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian has committed to #Purdue over Michigan State, Virginia, Ohio State, Indiana and many others. He’s the Boilermakers’ first (with an i) Class of 2021 commitment. pic.twitter.com/a0JsSOTCBY
— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) March 3, 2020
Furst is currently ranked as the 31st best prospect in the recruiting class of 2021. He is also ranked as the second-best recruit in the state of Indiana for the 2021 class. This is a great get for Painter and the Boilermakers. The power forward is listed at a solid six feet and eight inches paired with a 215-pound frame. He has the ability to finish through contact and seems to be a reliable mid-range shooter. This could be an ideal system to place the young forward in coming to college.
This is an early commitment for the forward, but one that will be very welcome for Purdue. This could help them build a solid class that would come into the school in two years. The good news about Furst is he’s talented and is not likely to be a “one and done” prospect. The team should get him for at least two or three years.
Proud to be Boilermaker pic.twitter.com/JqyungkWEW
— Caleb Furst (@calebfurst) March 3, 2020
Purdue always puts together competitive rosters and prospects like this go a long way in establishing that kind of play. This puts Purdue as the 6th ranked team in the 2021 recruiting class, but that will surely change. They’ll be happy to get the talent in two years’ time.