As the 3-pointers kept falling for Carmel senior-to-be Ryan Cline this summer, the college interest kept building.

The 6-foot-5 guard could have waited out the July evaluation period to see which other programs would offer a scholarship. But Cline decided Sunday night that none of them could top one offer already on the table.

Cline became the first commitment in Purdue's 2015 recruiting class on Monday morning when he verbally accepted the scholarship offered during his April 18 visit.

"The thing that really got me excited about Purdue was, my visit went great," Cline said. "It was by far one of my favorite visits. The coaches were all down to earth great guys. They'll do anything to win and that's exactly what I want. My playing style really fits into the way Purdue plays."

Cline averaged 16.9 points and shot 43 percent from 3-point range as a Carmel junior. He led the Greyhounds to a 21-2 record and earned a spot on the IndyStar Indiana Junior All-Star team "Core Six." As a sophomore, Cline helped Carmel repeat as Class 4A state champion.

Cline chose Purdue over offers from Ball State, Belmont, Lipscomb, Northern Kentucky, South Alabama and UNC-Wilmington. He had visited Indiana, and programs such as Creighton and Xavier were also picking up interest.

Cline averaged 16.9 points and shot 43 percent from 3-point range. He led the Greyhounds to a 21-2 record and earned a spot on the IndyStar Indiana Junior All-Star team "Core Six." As a sophomore, Cline helped Carmel repeat as Class 4A state champion.

Cline chose Purdue over offers from Belmont, Lipscomb, Northern Kentucky and South Alabama.