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  04/07/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Covering more than 1,200 miles, all on the road from Oregon to Arizona, gives a man plenty of time to think. Time to hear recruiting pitches. Time to ask questions. Time to choose where to take the next turn on the road. All those hours are welcome if you're a high-profile player in college football's NCAA transfer portal. That's where Tyler Shough found himself in mid-February: in the portal, on the road, hearing his cell phone buzz. Something about Matt Wells and Sonny Cumbie, the research Shough had done on the Texas Tech coaches and the Red Raiders' roster, persuaded him more than anything else. "It was a long process," Shough said this past week.

"That was when I was driving back from Oregon to Arizona, a 21-hour car ride. I was pretty much on the phone that entire time. It really came down to...the opportunity to come in and compete, a coaching staff I had a good relationship with and a good supporting cast around me. "It obviously wasn't an easy decision, because there were a lot of schools that had that offer (extended), but Texas Tech was the best opportunity and overall team that I wanted to be a part of and wanted to grow in. So I'm definitely happy with it and excited to get better." Shough, who started all seven games Oregon played last year during his sophomore season, joined his new team two weeks ago. The Red Raiders have had nine of the allotted 15 sessions of spring practice, Shough having arrived in time to take part in the past seven. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound junior finished degree requirements at Oregon in March. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  04/01/21 - Myles PriceFr/2024, Texas Tech, 5-09, 175 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  The closest comparison to Myles Price could be former Texas Tech great Jakeem Grant. When Grant graduated from Tech in 2015, he checked in at 5-7, 168 pounds. Price currently stands three inches taller and seven pounds larger. However, the analogy goes beyond size, as Price proved to be an all-purpose threat in his true freshman campaign. In 2020, the freshman was one of two players to reach 300 receiving yards for the Red Raiders, which he did on 28 catches. But, it is not just his receiving abilities that makes him a threat. Twelve carries for 124 rushing yards gave him a team-high 10.3 yards per attempt. The slot receiver finished fourth on the team in all-purpose yards and first among freshmen. The threat of Price stems from his elusiveness and a sub-4.6 40-yard dash time, which could open a door to more playing time in the fall. A 70-yard rushing touchdown against Kansas showcased his speed, as the burst showed reminisce of Grant's "Little People, Big World" touchdown against Texas in 2015. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#999 WR) Fr/2024 WR Myles PriceTexas Tech
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  Tony Bradford lining up alongside Jaylon Hutchings was a standard feature of the Texas Tech defensive line last season. Come the 2021 football season, they could become more of a tag team - as in, one comes in, one goes out, be it from one series to the next or within a series. Hutchings, the 6-foot, 300-pound junior from Forney, has started 20 games at nose tackle. Bradford, the 6-1, 290-pound junior from Galena Park North Shore, started eight games last season - it would've been all 10 if not for injury - at defensive tackle. But defensive coordinator Keith Patterson has both his short, stout cornerstones playing nose tackle through the first five sessions of spring practice and liking what he sees. "It's really strange," Patterson said Friday. "When you move somebody from over the tackle and move them down over the nose, it's amazing how much quicker and explosive they look. "If you put them out there in a four- or five-technique (against an offensive tackle), he just looks like a guy. You move him down into a zero (technique) nose, and all of a sudden he just looks athletic. He's explosive. He's coming off and he's pounding you in the face, pounding you in the face." - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

(DS#999 DT) So/2023 DT Tony Bradford Jr.Texas Tech
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  03/27/21 - Marquis WatersrSr/2022, Texas Tech, 6-0, 200 (DS#95 SS) + More +

  Tech signed no defensive back recruits over the winter, but has since added one walk-on and three transfers. Two of the transfers (Rayshad Williams and Malik Dunlap) are waiting for a waiver approval by the NCAA, but the Waters comes in with immediate eligibility after having already graduated. Waters spent four years at Duke - three as a primary starter at safety. During his time with the Blue Devils, the veteran gained plenty of experience on his way to filling up the stat sheet. His first game in the scarlet and black will be his 50th of his career as a collegiate athlete and his first snap will be his 2,870th. In the previous 49 games, he became a crucial part of the Blue Devils' plan to stop the run as he accumulated 234 tackles, 13 for loss, a sack and seven quarterback pressures. In addition, Waters contributed to the fifth-best pass defense in the ACC in 2020 by adding seven pass deflections, to give him 21 for his career. The safety also finished his time in Durham with three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#95 SS) rSr/2022 SS Marquis WatersTexas Tech
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  03/25/21 - Dalton RigdonJr/2022, Texas Tech, 5-11, 170 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  The buzz surrounding the potential of Dalton Rigdon became palpable after the 2019 season. As a sophomore, Rigdon was a true breakout performer, leading all inside receivers on the team with 34 catches, 486 yards, and five touchdowns. As a result, the player who reeled in just 29 yards in the year prior was awarded with a surprise scholarship by head coach Matt Wells. The numbers from 2019 could have been even higher, but the wideout suffered an injury against TCU that sidelined him for the remaining 2.5 games of the season. Rigdon came into the 2020 campaign with confidence but he once again struggled to stay healthy. This time, it was the ribs that gave the Perryton native problems. After starting at the slot receiver position for the season opener, Rigdon suffered the injury a few weeks later which caused him to miss all but one game in the month of October. When he returned, the speedy pass-catcher saw limited action in two games in November, pulling in three catches for 24 yards. In all, Rigdon started two games in 2020 after doing so ten times in 2019. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#999 WR) Jr/2022 WR Dalton RigdonTexas Tech
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  03/24/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Texas Tech announced Monday that former Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough has arrived on campus and will be in uniform with the Red Raiders when they resume spring practice on Tuesday. Shough announced on Feb. 12 that he was having his name put into the NCAA transfer portal and committed to Tech on Feb. 22, but still had to earn a degree at Oregon to leave as a graduate transfer. He completed coursework this month with dual undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and political science, Tech's announcement said. Tech had its first two spring workouts last week and has 13 of the allotted 15 remaining. When former Tech starter Alan Bowman departed as a transfer, it left the Red Raiders with four-game starter Henry Colombi and a cast of talented but inexperienced candidates at quarterback.

Shough, a nationally sought recruit three years ago, started all seven games Oregon played last season. "We're excited to add a quarterback with Tyler's ability and experience to our quarterback room," Red Raiders coach Matt Wells said in Tech's announcement. "I'm looking forward to watching all of our quarterbacks compete this spring under coach (Sonny) Cumbie, and Tyler will only help in making that position better." - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  03/14/21 - Adam BeckJr/2022, Texas Tech, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Texas Tech defensive back Adam Beck announced Friday he plans to graduate this summer and transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. Beck, 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, played both safety and linebacker for the Red Raiders the past two years after arriving as a transfer from Minnesota. In 20 games with Tech, he was credited with 61 tackles, 6 1/2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks. He also had two pass breakups and a caused fumble. The Richmond George Ranch graduate was a junior in 2020, but like all players, does not lose that season of eligibility because of the NCAA's giving players a free year during the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

(DS#999 SS) Jr/2022 SS Adam BeckTexas Tech
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  02/24/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  A crowded but largely unproven Texas Tech quarterback room just gained a transfer with starting experience. Tyler Shough, who started all seven games for Pac-12 champion Oregon last season and led the Pac-12 in passer rating, announced Monday on social media that he's transferring to Tech. He had been viewed as the top quarterback in the transfer portal after announcing his decision to exit Oregon earlier this month. Shough has three remaining seasons of eligibility, rare for a grad transfer. Blessed with good size (6-5, 221 pounds), Shough was ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Arizona in the Class of 2018. He redshirted as a freshman, backed up future NFL first-round pick Justin Herbert in 2019 and won the starting job last season. Shough completed 63.5% of his passes for 1,559 yards. He had 13 touchdown passes and six interceptions and also ran for 271 yards and two touchdowns. But Oregon also used Anthony Brown at quarterback late in the season, and Shough sat for a long stretch in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Iowa State. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  02/22/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Former Oregon starting quarterback Tyler Shough is transferring to Texas Tech. There is a chance Tyler Shough could play against the Ducks if the former Oregon starting quarterback exhausts his collegiate eligibility. Shough, who entered the NCAA transfer portal Feb. 12 as a graduate transfer, announced Monday that he is headed to Texas Tech. After completing completing 63.5% of his passes for 1,559 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2020, Shough still will be classified as a redshirt sophomore in 2021 with the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic. Oregon is scheduled to play Texas Tech on Sept. 9, 2023, in Lubbock, Texas, when Shough could be a sixth-year senior. - Register Guard

(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  02/22/21 - Riko JeffersrSr/2022, Texas Tech, 6-1, 235 (DS#27 ILB) + More +

  In December, Riko Jeffers announced his decision to return to Lubbock for one more season. Last year, five of Texas Tech's top eight tacklers belonged to the linebacking unit. After Jeffers' decision, all five return in 2021. The experience of Jeffers, Krishon Merriweather, Colin Schooler, Jacob Morgenstern and Brandon Bouyer-Randle, combined with the addition of transfer Jesiah Pierre, should allow the unit to have a successful season. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#27 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Riko JeffersTexas Tech
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  02/12/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough has announced he is entering the transfer portal with three years of eligibility remaining. Shough started all seven games for the Ducks this season as a redshirt sophomore, passing for 1,559 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was intercepted six times. Oregon finished 4-3 overall and won the Pac-12 title with a 31-24 victory over USC in the championship game. The Ducks fell 34-17 to Iowa State in the Fiesta Bowl. Shough is the eighth scholarship player at Oregon who has announced a decision to transfer. - AP College Football

(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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  01/25/21 - Caden LeggettrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-1, 200 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Caden Leggett, who joined the Texas Tech program as a walk-on and earned a scholarship as a backup wide receiver and special-teams player, announced Sunday he will have his name put into the NCAA transfer portal. Leggett caught five passes for 23 yards over three seasons. The Georgetown product played in 25 games and was a regular on special teams, including a deep man on kickoff returns. He was in the two-deep for part of the 2020 season after injuries thinned the ranks at inside receiver. Leggett was a sophomore in 2020 and will remain so in 2021 with the NCAA not charging players a year of eligibility for the pandemic-disrupted season. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

(DS#999 WR) rSo/2023 WR Caden LeggettTexas Tech
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  Rayshad Williams on Friday became the second veteran UCLA defensive back to enter the transfer portal, joining Elijah Gates after Gates had said earlier in the week that he would leave as a graduate transfer. Williams, a redshirt sophomore, announced his decision to leave the Bruins on Twitter while thanking coaches and saying he intended to find a new football home for the 2021 season. Williams and Gates were once part-time starters whose roles shrank last season, when they both were exclusively reserves. But Gates tied fellow defensive backs Stephan Blaylock and Jay Shaw for the team lead with two interceptions in 2020, including one against Arizona that led to a sideline celebration with coach Chip Kelly. - Los Angeles Times

(DS#999 CB) rSo/2023 CB Rayshad WilliamsTexas Tech
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  01/16/21 - T.J. StormentrSr/2022, Texas Tech, 6-6, 325 (DS#50 OT) + More +

  TCU left tackle T.J. Storment has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, a source said on Friday. Storment, who spent one season with the program as a graduate transfer out of Colorado State, started the final seven games at left tackle. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Storment emerged as one of TCU's top offensive lineman as the season progressed and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press and was voted honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches. It's unclear where Storment may land. It will be his fifth school as he takes advantage of the NCAA freezing eligibility in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#50 OT) rSr/2022 OT T.J. StormentTexas Tech
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  01/13/21 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Texas Tech, 6-5, 221 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Oregon dropped out of the polls to end the 2020 season. The Ducks (4-3) fell from No. 25 with 126 points in the final AP poll of the regular season to 21 points in what would be No. 29 in the final AP poll of the 2020 season and from No. 26 (115 points) to No. 27 (36 points) in the coaches poll following their 34-17 loss to Iowa State in the Fiesta Bowl. It's the second time in three years Oregon will finish the season unranked in the AP poll. - The Oregonian

(DS#9 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
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