Purnell is a 5’9, 170lbs prospect with elite speed, as he has been clocked as fast as 4.48 in the 40 yard dash. He is begin utilized as a running back in the Lions offense but has very good hands. Purnell is being recruited as an Athlete right now but could easily make an immediate impact on special teams and possibly as a slot wide receiver in the Panthers offense.
Charles may remind college football fans in the southeast of former Ole Miss RB Dexter McLuster because of his speed and versatility. He chose Georgia State over offers from Kentucky and Arkansas State.
Purnell is the 14th commit for this cycle and 10th prospect from the state of Georgia. Georgia State is expected to sign 20-22 players next February.