Saturday has morphed into Announcement Day on the Rice graduate transfer front.
Earlier today, offensive tackle Calvin Anderson announced via Twitter that he has decided to transfer to Texas. A couple of hours later, Anderson’s former Rice teammate, Preston Gordon, took to the same social media website to announce that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Texas Tech.
Like Anderson, Gordon will be eligible to use his final season of collegiate eligibility immediately as he will be headed to Lubbock as a graduate of his previous university.
In addition to a trip to Tech early on in the transfer process, the defensive tackle had also visited Kansas. Alabama had shown interest as well, as did Syracuse, TCU, Tulane and UConn.
The last three seasons, Gordon started 28 games for the Owls, including all 12 in 2017. In 2016, Gordon tied for the team lead in sacks with 3.5, while his 6.5 tackles for loss led all interior linemen on the squad. This past season, he was third on the team in tackles for loss with 4.5.