Texas Tech landed a solid graduate transfer commitment this offseason from Preston Gordon.
The former Rice defensive tackle transferred after four seasons with the Owls.
Gordon will be immediately eligible for the Red Raiders.
The #806D just got bigger up front.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) June 5, 2018
Gordon, who redshirted in 2014, accumulated 87 tackles, 7 sacks (45 yards) and 17.5 tackles for loss (69 yards) in three years at Rice.
The 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive tackle started all 12 games last season for Rice. He was one of the team’s most consistent and well-balanced contributors on defense.
Gordon garnered interest from Alabama, Syracuse, TCU and Kansas this spring. He ultimately decided on Texas Tech, and he has arrived on campus in Lubbock, Texas, for the summer.
Preston Gordon college statistics
|Year||Games||Solo||Asst.||Tackles||Sacks (Yds)||TFL (Yds)|
|2015||12||16||6||22||2.5 (13)||6.5 (25)|
|2016||11||19||12||31||3.5 (25)||6.5 (25)|
|2017||12||18||16||34||1 (7)||4.5 (12)|
|Total||35||53||34||87||7 (45)||17.5 (69)|