Texas Tech is likely losing one McLane, quarterback McLane Carter, who entered the transfer portal last month. But the Red Raiders will have another on their 2019 roster as the program announced Saturday that transfer wideout McLane Maddix has been granted immediate eligibility.
Mannix transferred in from Nevada in December, citing “personal family matters” as the impetus for the move from Reno to Lubbock. Whatever those reasons were, the NCAA found them sufficient to let him play in 2019.
That’s great news for Texas Tech. Mannix led the Wolf Pack with 875 yards and seven touchdowns on 50 receptions. His 17.50 yards per reception average was seventh nationally among all players with at least 50 grabs in 2018. The Red Raiders lost their top two pass catchers of a year ago. Antoine Wesley, owner of 88 grabs for 1,410 yards and nine touchdowns, declared for the NFL draft but was not selected, while senior Ja'Deion High caught 62 passes for 804 yards and four scores.