Texas Tech senior exterior linebacker Tyree Wilson, a former West Rusk standout and one of many high defensive gamers within the nation, introduced Sunday his intentions to forego his last season of eligibility and enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
Wilson, an All-American candidate, will miss Texas Tech’s regular-season finale towards Oklahoma this Saturday in addition to its bowl look on account of a season-ending foot damage he suffered within the Nov. 12 victory over Kansas. He will probably be considered one of a number of Crimson Raiders acknowledged previous to kickoff towards the Sooners as Texas Tech celebrates its senior class.
“Tyree Wilson is a deserving All-America candidate and top-of-the-line gamers within the nation who will solely excel on the subsequent stage,” head coach Joey McGuire mentioned. “Our complete program is in full help of Tyree as he begins his restoration. Tyree totally embodies ‘The Model,’ and can flourish within the NFL the place we totally count on he will probably be a first-round choice. Tyree is a good teammate and captain who will characterize Texas Tech proudly as he takes this subsequent step in his profession.”
In a letter on his private Twitter account, Wilson thanked Texas Tech followers for “welcoming me into your loved ones three years in the past. I grew to become a person in Lubbock and can all the time contemplate this neighborhood my second dwelling. Taking part in for the Scarlet and Black is particular, and I’ve liked each minute of observe, conferences, exercises and gamedays with my teammates and coaches.”
Up till his damage, Wilson was simply among the many high defensive gamers within the nation as he had totaled profession highs with 61 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and seven.0 sacks.
He at the moment ranks as considered one of 9 gamers within the FBS and considered one of solely three in a power-five convention to register a minimum of 60 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks up to now this season. He was considered one of solely two power-five gamers to take action up till his damage.
Even after leaving the Kansas recreation early, Wilson led all power-five gamers with quarterback pressures in response to Professional Soccer Focus heading into final weekend’s tilt with Iowa State.
Moreover, Wilson was the FBS chief for tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (5.0) towards opponents ranked within the high 25 of the Nov. 13 Related Press ballot (8.5). He was additionally the power-five chief with 9.0 tackles for loss in true highway video games regardless of typically seeing double groups all through convention play.
Wilson stays the Massive 12 chief for whole tackles for loss and sacks per recreation (0.70) and ranks second total for whole sacks following this previous weekend. He’ll shut his Crimson Raider profession, sadly, a half sack shy of reaching the highest 10 all-time with 15.5 profession sacks in practically three full seasons.
Kickoff between Texas Tech and Oklahoma is slated for six:30 p.m. Saturday with protection offered on FOX Sports activities 1 and the Texas Tech Sports activities Community. Followers are inspired to reach early as Texas Tech will acknowledge its senior class previous to kickoff.