On the same day Texas Tech added a ton of inexperienced football players, at least at the collegiate level, the Red Raiders also added some experience on the offensive side of the ball.
On his personal Twitter account, McLane Mannix announced that he is “transferring back home and playing football for Texas Tech University.” Mannix played his high school football in Midland, Tex., before initially signing with Nevada, from which he announced his transfer earlier this month.
It’s believed the wide receiver will have to sit out the 2019 season. He would then have two seasons of eligibility he can use beginning in 2020.
However, he did cite “personal family matters” in leaving the Wolf Pack, so he and Tech could potentially pursue a waiver that would allow him to play immediately this coming.
Through the regular season this year, Mannix led the Wolf Pack in receiving yards (875), yards per catch (17.5) and receiving touchdowns (seven). His 50 receptions were second on the team to Kaleb Fossum‘s 69.
Last year, Mannix was a Freshman All-American after totaling 778 yards and six touchdowns on 57 catches.