WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Mahamane Moussa plans on studying mechanical engineer at Purdue.
He also plans on playing football for the Boilermakers.
The Pike offensive lineman committed to Purdue this past Tuesday.
On Friday, Moussa visited Lafayette.
Moussa and the Red Devils faced Lafayette Jeff in a scrimmage.
Following the contest, Pike head coach Pat Echeverria had nothing but praise for his senior captain.
"In my opinion, they [Purdue] are getting the total package," Echeverria said.
Moussa picked Purdue over Boston College, Kansas, Memphis, Louisville and Wake Forest among others.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is the Boilermakers' latest commit from the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference. Moussa joins Warren Central graduate and current sophomore David Bell.
Moussa said the idea of playing with talent of that caliber is exciting.
"Now that I get to be on his team, block for his quarterback, that's special," Moussa said.
Moussa cited Purdue's academic prowess as one of the main reasons why he pledged.
"I am a mechanical guy," Moussa said. "I want to do mechanical engineering when I grow up."
But Moussa's dream is getting paid to play the game he loves.
"My ultimate goal is to get to the NFL and I believe they can get me there."
"In my opinion, they are getting the total package."
Pike head coach Pat Echeverria has high praise for #Purdue commit Mahamane Moussa.
Moussa adds to the list of signees from the MIC in Indianapolis: pic.twitter.com/IsnPwlDSND
— Dakota Simon (@DakotaSimonTV) August 15, 2020