In a move that came as a little bit of a shock to these who closely observe Texas Tech football recruiting, on Wednesday the Red Raiders saw their leading transfer defensive again goal, Allie Environmentally friendly, dedicate to Missouri right after becoming a significant Purple Raider lean for quite a few weeks.
A 6-foot-3, 210-pound corner who has one particular calendar year of eligibility remaining right after participating in 4 years at Tulsa, Inexperienced is believed to be a probably NFL Draft decide following spring. He would have been a walk-in starter for the Crimson Raiders who have introduced in a handful of transfers to retool the secondary this offseason.
In his vocation, he has racked up 116 tackles and 10 move defenses with a single profession interception to his credit history. Now, he will be doing fight with receivers in the SEC with the Tigers where his previous situation mentor at Tulsa is now utilized.
The good thing is, the Purple Raiders continue being in sound condition at the placement of cornerback. And that is thanks to the transfer portal.
Senior Adrian Frye, who fairly generally drew the process of examining the opposition’s greatest receiver in 2020, has been a Pink Raider for his entire job but most of the other defensive backs that he will be enjoying beside are new to the method.
Malik Dunlap has arrived from N.C. Point out. There he was credited with 41 tackles and 13 go breakups. He has 10 job commences to his credit history and while he skipped spring apply with an injury, he will nearly unquestionably be a variable in the Purple Raider defensive backfield this fall.
6-foot-2, 190-pound Rayshad Williams did take part in spring ball and was amazing. Prior to transferring to Tech from UCLA, he created 22 starts and racked up 42 tackles.
That duo offers Tech two physical and massive corners to guy the side of the field reverse of Fields. Or, the two may perhaps get started at the outdoors corner positions permitting fields to play in the slot.
In addition to cornerback, the Red Raiders included two safeties who will enjoy pivotal roles for the 2021 staff. Marquis “Muddy” Waters comes to the Hub Town from Duke where by he begun 35 video games and amassed 234 tackles. He will virtually undoubtedly begin subsequent to Eric Monroe (a 2020 transfer) to give Tech a pair of reliable seniors at the security place.
Also, Wisconsin transfer Reggie Pearson will be in the fold for actively playing time this tumble. He has 65 profession tackles and four move defenses to his credit in spite of taking part in only one particular year for the Badgers.
Continue to, introducing a participant of Green’s skills would have been a key coup for Matt Wells and Co. Which is due to the fact, in the entire world of the Large 12, no crew can have way too quite a few quality parts in the secondary.
Previous 12 months, the Purple Raiders were being just No. 101 in the country from the go as they authorized an normal of 258.5 yards per game by the air. When that variety is far from stellar, it was an improvement more than 2019 when the Red Raiders concluded the 12 months 128th against the move by surrendering 307.8 yards per sport.
This year’s defense is banking on the transfer portal to check out to provide the secondary up to par. But although there is motive to believe that the pieces defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will have to get the job done with are excellent ample to hold their individual, Tech would have been in even better shape had Allie Environmentally friendly determined to be a part of the software.