Via A-J Media’s Don Williams reports that safety Payton Hendrix has decided to transfer as a graduate transfer at the end of the summer. This is understandable as Hendrix just couldn’t find a spot in the secondary and was seemingly passed up by newcomers Justus Nelson and Vaughnte Dorsey.
Texas Tech did receive some additional transfers coming into the program.
- I mentioned the other day in The Morning Stake that Washington Husky safety Trevor Walker (6-1/185) has decided to graduate transfer into the program.
- Defensive tackle Jesse Brown (6-0/285) from Texas A&M is transferring in. Brown played his freshman year at Navarro JC and then played last year as a sophomore getting 6 tackles in 5 games.
- Running back Tre King is transferring in from Hutchinson C.C. and he’s a good looking running back that was hurt for most of last year, but the first part of the year he was pretty good, averaging 4 yards a carry and 74 yards a game to go along with 5 touchdowns.
- The most impressive of the transfers is Xavier Castille (5-11/200) from SMU and he played as a true freshman, catching 23 passes for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as 40 catches for 423 yards as a sophomore. This is a pretty good catch for Texas Tech and I liked him coming out of high school.
I would guess that Castille has to sit out a year, while Brown would most likely sit out a year as well. King and Walker should be available immediately. I don’t know how much playing time Walker will actually receive because the safety spot tends to be a bit crowded and if I had to place bets, I’d guess that if King flashes, he’ll get some burn.