Purvis said that the new conference realignment, which will eventually bring Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC, factored in “heavily” to his decision.
“How could it not?” said Purvis, who added that he plans to sign during the NCAA’s early signing period in November. “I mean the ACC was already one of the top conferences in the country, but with Pitt and Syracuse I think it’s hands down the best basketball conference out there. That was really attractive to me because I want to play against the best.”
Quote from Purvis re: choosing NC State over UConn and Ohio State
I think this is an interesting upcoming subplot. Every coach is going to tell every recruit that the Big East is going to dissolve. It's going to be very interesting to see how it plays out for all these schools. I think some people are underestimating the hit these schools left behind are going to take.