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Football picks up graduate-transfer from Utah

Armand Shyne will fight for the starting position in his last year

The Oakland, California native Armand Shyne will play out his final year of eligibility as a graduate-transfer for the Red Raiders. Shyne was unranked coming out of highschool and committed to the Utah Utes over schools such as Arizona State, Utah State, and Hawaii. Armand’s time with Utah has had its highs and lows; missing the entire 2017 season with an injury but having a stellar 2018 season in the absence of Utah star Zack Moss.

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Utah’s stacked roster in the RB position might have had some influence on Shyne’s decision to transfer, and there is plenty of opportunity at Texas Tech in the wake of Da’Leon Ward’s suspension. Currently, the leader of the pack for the Red Raiders is Ta’Zhawn Henry but if Shyne comes in with the same tenacity he had in the 2018 season (512 yards and 5 TDs on 120 carries) then he and Henry will be grinding it out for the starting position. Armand Shyne is immediately eligible to play and Coach Wells no doubt is ready to get another talented running back into the rotation. Welcome to the family, Armand!