Ryan Walters stood in front of the “Cradle of Quarterbacks” exhibit in Purdue’s football facility on Sunday. Standing next to him was offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.

The first-year Purdue head coach and the man he recently hired to run the Boilermakers offense were filming a video. Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock” played in the background as both shook their heads with a clear look of satisfaction. It was a veiled teaser about what was coming the following day.

Purdue landed its quarterback of the future.

Four-star Marcos Davila of Midland (Texas) Legacy announced his pledge to Purdue the day he returned from a three-day visit, completely bought in on being the first hand-picked quarterback by Walters and Harrell to start off this new era of Purdue football. The video was the perfect tease, paying homage to the Boilermaker greats while looking forward to what’s to come next.

“If I am being honest, going into the visit we didn’t think I was going to commit,” Davila told The Athletic. “It just really, really fit me best.”

Fit best? This is a prospect from Midland, Texas. Deep in the heart, oil country, rabid high school football fan bases, the whole thing. Davila plays at Legacy. The school was formerly named Midland Lee after Robert E. Lee, but the district changed the name in May 2021. That high school may ring a bell because its rival is Odessa (Texas) Permian, which was depicted in the movie “Friday Night Lights.”