Purdue announced an addition to its defensive line Wednesday, as defensive tackle Calvin Smith has transferred to the school from New Mexico.
The 6-5, 280-pound sophomore appeared in all 12 games for the Lobos last season, recording 12 tackles and a sack. He will sit out the 2011 season and be eligible next year.
You might remember Smith from signing day in 2010, when he chose New Mexico ahead of several higher-profile programs, including Alabama. It was a major coup for ace recruiter Mike Locksley, but things didn't work out for Smith in Albuquerque.
According to a news release, Smith chose Purdue as his transfer destination over Nebraska, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Miami and Alabama. Some pretty impressive options there.
The Hialeah, Fla., native will join the large group of Floridians on Purdue's roster and enter a defensive tackle rotation led be Kawann Short and Bruce Gaston in 2012.