Texas Tech announces the signing of Ty Buchanan

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire reinforced the long-term depth of his offensive line Tuesday with the signing of USC transfer Ty Buchanan to an athletic scholarship.

Buchanan returns to Texas State with four full seasons remaining with the Red Raiders after previously starting the 2021 campaign at USC as a redshirt. Under the one-time NCAA transfer rule enacted in recent years, he is immediately eligible to play for Texas Tech this season.

“We are thrilled that Ty has decided to return to the great state of Texas to continue his collegiate career as a Red Raider,” said McGuire. “Ty is extremely talented and with his length and size in the tackle position will immediately help us go forward. Our staff went wild when he called us that he was going to be a Red Raider.”

Buchanan, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, signed with USC as one of the top offensive linemen in the state after a stellar prep career at Calallen High School. Following his senior season in 2020, he received a series of honors and earned first-team All-State team awards while being selected by Division I as the District 15-4A Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and an All-South Texas selection of first teams was awarded Corpus Christi caller times.

Buchanan, also a first-team All-District selection as a junior, was among Texas’ top recruits for the 2021 class as he was ranked 66th in the state by Rivals. He was awarded three stars by both Rivals and 247Sports, and was ranked the #35 offensive tackle in the country in the two publications. The 6-6, 290-pound offensive lineman also competed in discus for the Calallen athletics program.

With his signing, Texas Tech has strengthened its offensive line since McGuire’s hiring last November, as the Red Raiders added three more transfers Michael Shanhan (UT-Martin), Cade Briggs (New Mexico) and Cole Spencer (Western Kentucky) in recent months, all of whom will qualify for the 2022 season.

Buchanan will arrive at Texas Tech in late May in time for summer training ahead of the 2022 football season.

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