Cornerback Zech McPhearson is one of several players who left the Penn State program this off-season. Now, McPhearson has a new home.
The former four-star recruit is Texas Tech-bound, he announced on Twitter Tuesday. McPhearson will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer and have two years of eligibility remaining.
After redshirting in 2016, McPhearson appeared in 24 games over the last two seasons for the Nittany Lions. For his career at PSU, McPhearson made 16 tackles, broke up three passes and recovered a fumble.
He also had the opportunity to play with his older brother Josh, a running back, during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
“New chapter #GunsUp,” McPhearson wrote on Twitter.
— Zech McPhearson (@ZMcphearson) April 16, 2019
According to KCBD.com, new Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells coached McPhearson’s older brother at New Mexico in 2010, which provided a natural connection for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech is coming off a 5-7 season under former head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders last made a bowl two seasons ago and last had a winning campaign in 2015.