Our friends at Gold and Black Illustrated just announced via Twitter that we have gained another commit for 2018.
Tayvonn Kyle, out of Valdosta, Georgia, gave a verbal comittment to our Boilermakers this evening.
Kyle plays at a position of high need at wide receiver. I imagine the possibility of contributing from day one played a major role in his decision. Kyle joins highly touted wide receiver recruit Amad Anderson as a potential starter on the outside. Hell they both might if they can catch the ball clean. Not only does he join Anderson, Jordan Bonner is another 6’3” commit that will come in and compete from day one.
Brohm has addressed a huge issue now with these three commits. Wide Receiver play has been sporadic at best. With our best performance of the year coming from Jared Sparks last weekend, a kid who was recruited to come to Purdue and play Quarterback, but with the lack of playmakers he has been forced to help with catching the ball.
With Gregory Phillips and Anthony Mahoungou both leaving at the end of the season, the returning outside receivers would primarily be Jared Sparks, walk-on Jarrett Burgess, underwhelming JuCo transfer Isaac Zico and then Terry Wright who has been up and down all year. Not only was depth vital for 2018, but competition was a must as well.
The 6’, 170 pound receiver has a plethora of offers. These include: Cincinnati, Illinois, IU (Eat it), West Virginia, Wake Forest and Maryland. He runs a 4.4 forty yard dash and brings athleticism to the receiver position. Take a look at his highlights.
Welcome aboard, Tayvonn. Boiler Up!