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Texas Tech lands Minnesota transfer Adam Beck

The former Red Raider football commit announced his intention to transfer after redshirting in his lone year at Minnesota

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As many of the new additions to the Red Raider football team get settled in on campus, another player announced his intentions to transfer to Lubbock.

Defensive Back Adam Beck announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he would be transferring from Minnesota to Texas Tech. Beck redshirted this past season for the Golden Gophers as a Freshman. Beck cited wanting to be closer to home as a driving factor for his transfer. As per NCAA transfer rules, Beck will sit out the 2018 season and have three years to play three seasons. He will be eligible to play in 2019 as a redshirt sophomore.

Beck graduated from George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas in 2017. As a junior, Beck won the 2015 Texas High School 5A State Championship with George Ranch. Adam committed to Texas Tech on June 11th, 2016, however after visiting Minnesota on January 20th, 2017 he decided to decommit from Texas Tech a day later, and subsequently committed to the Golden Gophers a day after decommitting. Beck was rated as a three star recruit by the 247 Composite Ratings, and was ranked as the 85th best CB in the class of 2017.

Beck gives the Red Raiders a much needed addition to their 2019 defensive backfield, as defensive backs Jah’Shawn Johnson, Vaughnte Dorsey, and Octavious Morgan will all be playing their final season in Lubbock this year. Texas Tech currently does not have any cornerbacks or safeties committed for the 2019 class, and had no scholarship recruits from the 2018 class at either position. Beck’s ability to play both safety and corner could help what could be a potentially thin area moving forward. He could potentially perform a hybrid nickle corner-safety role, similar to what Justus Parker did in 2017, however there is also the option of placing Beck on the outside to pair up with Damarcus Fields and Desmon Smith.

Beck’s addition could prove crucial to the continued improvement of the Red Raider defense under David Gibbs. How do you see Beck’s addition? Comment your thoughts below!