Texas A&M transfer receives word from NCAA on eligibility at Big 12 school
Tyree Wilson, a Texas A&M transfer to Texas Tech, has reportedly received word from the NCAA about his eligibility ahead of the Big 12 opener on Sept. 26 with Texas.
Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News reported the news that the 6-foot-6 and 280-pound defensive end was granted immediate eligibility. Wilson had 12 tackles, three for a loss, and 1.5 sacks in a backup role at A&M as redshirt freshman. Wilson quickly reacted to the news on Twitter below.
Texas Tech announced about three weeks ago that Wilson had arrived with its program. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
Wilson was recruited by former coach Kevin Sumlin and when coach Jimbo Fisher and defensive coordinator Mike Elko arrived, he was moved to the hybrid pass rusher/outside linebacker role.
After strongside DE Micheal Clemons was injured against Alabama, Wilson was moved to fill that void and was there the remainder of the season. But now there is an influx of recruits and newcomers for the spot Wilson planned to occupy such as Fadil Diggs, Donnell Harris and Braedon Mowry.
Coming out of high school, Wilson said he had offers from Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and TCU.
— T_WILSON (@tyreewilson77) September 16, 2020
We’ve got a BIG addition to the defensive line.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 24, 2020