It has already been a rough off season for Kliff and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Coach Kingsbury has already seen former blue chip recruit Breiden Fehoko decide take his talents to Baton Rouge instead to play with LSU. Then, not even 24 hours after Patrick Mahomes was picked 10th overall in the NFL draft, leading receiver Jonathan Giles shocked everyone with his decision to transfer. And now, another receiver has announced his decision to transfer. On Thursday afternoon, WR Tony Brown announced on Twitter that he will also be transferring to another school.
— Tony B. (@tonydbrown8) May 11, 2017
Tony Brown, a former 3-star member of the 2015 class, had offers from schools such as Colorado, UCLA, and Washington State before committing to Texas Tech. He played all 13 games as a freshman and in 11 games last season as a sophomore, and even started in two. Between his 2015 and 2016 seasons he only managed 27 catches for 378 yards and 1 TD, but that production was expected to pick up this year.
If Brown decides to transfer to another Division I program he will have to sit out a year, but since he has not used his redshirt he would not lose any eligibility.
What was once explained with a shoulder shrug and a “it happens” is now totally inexplicable and I’m sure Red Raider Nation will be looking to Coach Kingsbury for answers. For those of you counting at home, this is the 4th player (RB Corey Dauphine, DT Breiden Fehoko, WR Jonathan Giles, and WR Tony Brown) to announce a transfer since the end of last season.