One of Texas State‘s deepest positions in 2011 and entering 2012 was tight end. With both junior Kyle Doll and senior Chase Harper returning, as well as junior David Lewis, the Bobcats were in a good position.
That depth took a hit Wednesday as Doll decided to transfer out of the program. Doll, as first reported by Bobcat Report, will head to East Carolina (where his dad is the specials teams coordinator/running backs coach). When Doll joins the Pirates, he’ll be with his third team in two years (Blinn College and Texas State).
Doll said on Twitter…
Hardest thing I’ve ever had to gonna miss this place and all the great people here!
Doll caught six passes for 97 yards in 2011. He reeled in one touchdown pass (of the 23-yard variety), which came against Stephen F. Austin.
If anything, Doll’s transfer opens up an opportunity for Lewis to step up. Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound bruiser from Kingsville, played sparingly in 2011 after a solid freshman season. In 2010, Lewis only caught one pass for 29 yards, but former head coach Brad Wright loved his ability to run block.
Texas State opens the 2012 season Sept. 1 at the University of Houston.