Nevada transfer, McLane Mannix, was granted immediate eligibility and will participate as part of the 2019 season.
Mannix, a native of nearby Midland, Texas, returned to West Texas in January as a transfer from the University of Nevada where he earned Freshman All-America honors in 2017 and was arguably one of the top wide receivers in the Mountain West Conference.
During his two seasons in Reno, Mannix hauled in 107 passes for 1,653 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns as an inside receiver in the Wolf Pack’s spread offense. Over that span, Mannix ranked sixth for receiving yards nationally among wide receivers who were in their first two years of eligibility.
Mannix joins three other transfers as part of the football program who are all immediately eligible as graduate transfers. Penn State cornerback Zech McPhearson has two years of eligibility, while Cal linebacker Evan Rambo has at least one year of eligibility, possibly two, so long as the NCAA grants a 5th year of eligibility. Utah running back Armond Shyne will have one year of eligibility.
Texas Tech has lost quarterback McLane Carter, offensive lineman Giovannit Pancotti, linebacker Ja’Quay Pough, and defensive lineman Joe Wallace (it’s been reported, but not official by Wallace or Texas Tech) have all announced their intent to transfer.
Ed. Note: I had originally forgotten Wallace’s supposed transfer and have updated this post to include him.