Receiver Caden Leggett to go out via transfer portal


Caden Leggett, who joined Texas Tech program as a walk-on and won a scholarship as a backup receiver and special teams player, announced Sunday that he would have his name listed on the NCAA transfer portal.

Leggett caught five passes for 23 yards in three seasons. The Georgetown product starred in 25 games and was a regular on special teams, including a deep man on kickoff returns. He was in both depths for part of the 2020 season after injuries cleared the ranks at the inside receiver.

Leggett was in his sophomore year in 2020 and will remain so in 2021, with the NCAA not charging players one year of eligibility for the season disrupted by the pandemic.

Sunday was the third day in a row for a Tech player to announce his intention to transfer. Starting quarterback Alan Bowman and alternate offensive lineman Will Farrar made it Friday and Saturday. Bowman and Farrar both plan to graduate, which means they can play at another school right away.

Read more: Bowman at the start Tech as a graduate transfer

Many players across the country have entered their names on the transfer portal this offseason in hopes of being able to play immediately elsewhere after an NCAA committee introduced legislation in October that would allow transfers to no longer have. to spend a year in residence before playing. in a new school.

The NCAA Division I board was due to approve the measure at this month’s NCAA Convention, but tabled the vote. While the proposal can still pass and go into effect before the 2021 season, there is no firm date for when it will return for the vote.

Athletes in most NCAA sports already have the latitude to transfer without sitting a year, but not those in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and men’s ice hockey. Transfers in these sports must benefit from a case-by-case exemption for the year of abandonment.

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Since the end of the 2020 season, Tech has had 12 players announce transfer plans. Nine have started or spent time in both depths in their careers: Bowman, receivers KeSean Carter and Leggett, Farrar, defensive tackle Nick McCann, linebacker Xavier Benson, defensive backs Alex Hogan and Ja’Marcus Ingram and punter Cody Waddell.

McCann goes to the state of Texas, Carter and Hogan to Houston.

Receiver Kevin Terry, lineman CJ Zotz and goaltender Ryan Frank have also been transferred.

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Five starters have decided to forgo their remaining eligibility to train for the NFL Draft: wide receiver TJ Vasher, guard Jack Anderson, defensive end Eli Howard and defensive backs Zech McPhearson and Thomas Leggett.

Tight end Connor Killian joins the coaching staff as a student intern, and offensive lineman Zach Adams quits football, a Tech said the spokesperson.


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