In 2017 Opelousas Catholic football leaned on a 6-foot-4-inch tight end, working the it’s way to a 7-3 record.
After a breakout sophomore season, Adam Purser continued playing a key role for Opelousas Catholic recording 17 catches for 276 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The numbers don’t boggle the mind, but as a tight end the role is much larger than that.
"I expected to get a lot more passes, but as the season came to it. It wasn’t all about the passes," he said. "It was about blowing open holes. Getting a pass when I could."
Purser was all-district and parish last season and his frame alone is enough for colleges to roll the dice. He has offers from Southern and Southeastern already, but could be in line for a big 2018 season, and even more attention from colleges across the south.
"We’re very mindful that there are certain guys that we gotta get a couple touches each game for us to be successful," said coach Thomas David.