Texas A&M transfer arrives in Lubbock with three years of eligibility remaining
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells announced the addition of Texas A&M transfer Tyree Wilson to the Red Raider football program Monday to start the fall semester.
Wilson, who will apply for an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility, began practicing with the Red Raiders this past Friday, giving Wells and his staff another large presence across the defensive line ahead of the 2020 season. Wilson arrives in Lubbock as only a sophomore after playing one season with the Aggies.
The 6-foot-6, 280 pound defensive lineman saw action in 12 games for the Aggies in 2019, notching 12 tackles as only a redshirt freshman. He was credited with 3.0 tackles for a loss, including 1.5 sacks, while also adding a quarterback hurry as a reserve along the defensive line.
Wilson signed with the Aggies as one of the top prospects in Texas as the New London native ranked among the state’s top 75 players in the 2018 class by both 247Sports and Rivals. He was listed as the No. 16 weak-side defensive end in the country by 247Sports and the No. 32 overall prospect in the Lone Star State after a successful three-year career at West Rusk High School.
Wilson totaled 249 career tackles during his prep career, including an impressive 60 that went for a loss. He was tabbed the District 9-3A Defensive MVP as a senior as well as a second team All-State honoree by the Associated Press after recording 126 tackles, 38 tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries for the Raiders.
For Wells and his staff, Wilson becomes the sixth impact transfer to join the Red Raiders ahead of the 2020 season, joining the likes of junior running back Chadarius Townsend (Alabama), junior linebacker Brandon Bouyer-Randle (Michigan State), senior offensive lineman Josh Burger (Wofford), senior defensive back Eric Monroe (LSU) and senior linebacker Jacob Morgenstern (Duke).
Texas Tech kicks off the 2020 season on Sept. 12 when the Red Raiders host Houston Baptist inside Jones AT&T Stadium.