Big news for the football team today. Defensive tackle Calvin Smith is tranferring into the program. A four-star recruit who originally went to New Mexico, Smith will have three years of eligibility left. He does have to sit out this year, however.
This is a big time get for Danny Hope and company. There are not many four-star players who choose to come to Purdue, and Smith looks like a good one. Defensive line depth is always an area of concern with us, and Smith could potentially move to defensive end if needed. I happened to look at a couple of highlight packages, and Smith shows tremendous speed getting off the ball and getting into the backfield.
Smith is a product of Hialeah High School, the same school that 2012 recruit Andy Garcia and prep-school bound Carlos Carvajal come from. Based on the highlights of these players, Hialeah is a good school to get a pipeline from. I expect big things from Smith when he is eligible to play. A year in the program will work wonders for him, as he will be able to add size and speed. This a good day for Purdue's football program and I am excited to watch Calvin finish his career as a Boilermaker
Here is a link to Smith's highlights from high school: http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Calvin-Smith-Highlights-1-50331