The Texas Tech Red Raiders’ backfield will lose a valuable short-yardage back in 2018, as Desmond Nisby has announced he will seek a transfer from the program.
Nisby announced his decision to leave Texas Tech on Twitter, and thanked the coaches for his time with the Red Raiders.
I would like to thank Coach Foster, Coach Juluke, and Coach Kingsbury and everyone involved in the Texas Tech athletic program for giving me an opportunity. After weighing all my options, I would like to announce that I will be transferring from Texas Tech for my senior season pic.twitter.com/av6O0Ox2x4
— Desmond Nisby (@dezzo_32) May 17, 2018
Rumors swirled earlier this month that Nisby might not be available for the Red Raiders in 2018.
Nisby was a bowling ball of a back, at a listed 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds. He scored a team-leading 7 touchdowns on 62 rushing attempts and tallied 273 yards on the ground. He was primarily used in short-yardage and goal-line situations in lieu of backs Tre King and Justin Stockton.
Coming out of Vallejo (Calif.) High School, Nisby wasn’t highly recruited. But he played two seasons at Diablo Valley Junior College and was a 3-star JUCO recruit in 247Sports’ rankings when he transferred to Texas Tech in 2017.
Stockton graduated this spring, meaning King will be the lone back of Texas Tech’s top-3 rushers who will return for the 2018 season.