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Purvis reclassifies to Class of 2012

The five-star guard bucks the trend and speeds up the process

Updated: October 15, 2010, 1:30 PM ET
By Dave Telep | ESPN Recruiting

In this era, high school players often prolong their journey to college, many of them opting for an extra year of prep school before matriculating. Rodney Purvis, a 6-foot-3, five-star guard out of Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian, is bucking the trend. He's anxiously anticipating his move to college and on Friday, took a step to get himself back on track.

Purvis reclassified prior to high school and put himself in the Class of 2013, where he's widely considered one of the elite players ...

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