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Former Perry High School standout Chubba Purdy will be taking a new path on his collegiate journey.
The Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the Seminoles program.
"I want to thank the Seminole fans and the Florida State community for all their support during my time at Florida State," Purdy tweeted. "After careful consideration and a discussion with my family I will be moving on towards new beginnings. With that said I will be entering the transfer portal. Thank you and God bless."
Despite being highly touted and a four-star coming out of Perry High School in Gilbert, Purdy struggled to find playing time in Tallahassee.
In 2021, the 6-foot-2, 215 pound Purdy played in only one game. He threw a perfect 5-for-5, 98 yards and two scores against UMass.
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Last season as a true freshman Purdy appeared in three games, including one start, where he finished with a total 219 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and 57 rushing yards. His start at North Carolina State was only the fifth time ever that a freshman quarterback began a game for FSU.
The Queen Creek native made his collegiate debut against Louisville, whom he was originally committed to before making a last-minute visit and flipping to Florida State.
Before signing with the Seminoles, Purdy was the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 6 overall prospect in Arizona, according to 247Sports.com's Composite Recruiting Rankings. In just two seasons, he became one of the Perry greats.
His older brother, Brock Purdy, also a Perry grad, is quarterback at Iowa State.
During his career as a Puma, Purdy ended with a total of 9,000 yards and 111 touchdowns. However, his senior year is when he caught the eyes of colleges around the country.
Purdy accounted for 4,423 offensive yards and had a combined 52 touchdowns in a season in which he led Perry to the quarterfinals round of the 6A state playoffs. His efforts awarded him the Arizona Offensive High School Player of the Year honors by the Arizona Cardinals.
His brother Brock also excelled at Perry and now the fourth-year starting quarterback for the Cyclones. He's led Iowa State to three straight winning seasons and possibly a fourth (5-3 this year). In 2020, the former three-star recruit was named First Team All-Big 12 and awarded PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP after defeating the Oregon Ducks at State Farm Stadium.
Purdy also led the Cyclones to their first Big 12 championship appearance against Spencer Rattler and the Oklahoma Sooners that same season.
Rattler secured Oklahoma's 14th conference title and a victory over Florida in the Sugar Bowl later that year.
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But Rattler, a former five-star recruit out of Phoenix Pinnacle High School, lost the starting quarterback job for the Sooners this season after having a slow start. Caleb Williams, another five-star recruit, now is the starter, which has led to speculation that Rattler, a preseason Heisman candidate, also will enter the transfer portal looking for a new college home.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Perry High QB Chubba Purdy leaving Florida State, entering transfer portal