Texas Tech Running Back in Transfer Portal Will Go Back Home
Former Texas Tech running back Ta'Zhawn Henry announced he was entering the transfer portal back in March. When he entered the portal, I wrote, "The talented running back will be a great addition to any backfield, especially one near his hometown of Houston. Plenty of AAC schools will be calling, but don't be surprised if Henry shows back up in a Power 5 backfield soon."
Now, after a few months of waiting, Henry announced he is indeed heading to his hometown school of the University of Houston, as announced on Henry's own Twitter account.
Henry played his first two seasons as a Red Raider, gaining 681 yards and 11 touchdowns in his true freshman and sophomore campaigns. He averaged 4.25 yards per carry and would have been part of a two-headed backfield with SaRodorick Thompson this season for Texas Tech.
His best game as a Red Raider came against these Houston Cougars during his freshman season. Henry accumulated 111 yards and four touchdowns in the win in Lubbock.
Now, the Texas Tech backfield is very thin behind Thompson, with only Jax Welch and Chux Nwabuko listed on the roster. Freshmen Tajh Brooks will also join the team in the fall. Texas Tech currently doesn't have a running back in the 2021 recruiting class either, but have several targets and will need to lock in one if not two in the upcoming class.
Matt Wells might be looking for another grad transfer in 2020 as well with the depth issues heading into the immediate season.