Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Purdue adds tight end Carlos Carvajal
By ESPN.com staff
Purdue entered the offseason with significant depth concerns at two positions: defensive end and tight end.
While the Boilers likely will have a tough time replacing All-American Ryan Kerrigan at defensive end, they've been proactive about addressing the tight end spot. After adding junior college tight end Sterling Carter in December, Purdue announced Tuesday it has signed Carlos Carvajal, a high school tight end from, you guessed it, Florida.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Carvajal, ranked as the nation's No. 28 tight end by ESPN Recruiting, will join the program this summer.
"Carlos is an excellent prospect at a position we need to add some depth," Purdue coach Danny Hope said in a prepared statement. "He brings athleticism and height, and has the potential to be a great complement to Gabe Holmes, Sterling Carter and all of our tight ends."
Holmes exited the spring as Purdue's top tight end, but Carter also will be in the mix. The Boilers lose top tight end Kyle Adams, the team's leading receiver last fall, along with Jeff Lindsay.
This move along with Carter's signing underscores how much Purdue values the tight end position in its offense.