Notre Dame’s loss will now be Texas Tech’s gain. That si the hope for the Red Raiders of the Big 12 at least. Kolin Hill, a defensive player capable of playing defensive end and linebacker who previously decided to transfer from Notre Dame earlier this month, has announced he will be heading to Texas Tech.
In a post to his Twitter account, Hill says leaving the Irish was a personal choice and he has decided to move to Texas Tech. Hill’s departure from Notre Dame was confirmed by the university on August 6, at which time he had returned to his home state of Texas to begin the sudden search for a new football home. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Hill be forced to sit out the 2015 season before becoming eligible to play once again in 2016 for Texas Tech.
Hill’s addition to the Texas Tech defense will be welcomed by Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders ranked ninth in the 10-team Big 12 in total defense last season, a clear suggestion there is room across the field to improve. Adding a player with the possible versatility Hill can provide is good for Kingsbury’s defense moving forward. Having extra body on a defense that enters 2015 with as many as seven senior starters will help pad any potential blow graduation bring the defense as well.
— Kolin Hill (@KolinHill43) August 15, 2015