Purdue thought it was getting some much-needed help on the offensive line through transfer, but it only lasted for a few days.
Saturday night, Colorado State offensive lineman T.J. Storment announced via Twitter that he will be decommitting from Purdue and will instead transfer to TCU. He initially gave his verbal pledge to the Boilermakers on Thursday.
“Sometimes God provides people with opportunities that cannot be passed up. Since the age of 8 I have dreamed of playing for Texas Christian University. Today that dream becomes a reality,” Storment wrote. “To my Purdue friends, I apologize for making a premature announcement. As a man of faith and integrity, there is nothing that bothers me more than letting people down. But at the end of the day, this was a business decision.”
— TJ Storment (@TJStorment72) January 11, 2020
Storment is a 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive lineman out of North Carolina. He will be a graduate transfer, and will be immediately eligible for the Horned Frogs in 2020.
Last season, Purdue’s offensive line struggled mightily and the Boilermakers’ run game suffered because of it. Purdue averaged a B1G worst 83.3 yards per game on the ground, which also ranked 126th nationally out of 130 FBS teams.
Storment would have been a great addition for Jeff Brohm and company, but the Boilers will have to look elsewhere if they want a transfer lineman.