Delvon Simmons is a 6-foot-5, 286-pound defensive tackle who ranked among the nation's top recruits in the 2011 class.
Now, he's officially an eligible piece of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Simmons, a native of McKeesport, Pa., originally signed with North Carolina, but had a change of heart and decided to head to West Texas to play for Tommy Tuberville.
He began practicing on Aug. 6, but was cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Wednesday.
"He’s a Red Raider a hundred percent now,” Tuberville told reporters after a scrimmage Wednesday. “I think the pressure’s off him. He’s going to be a heck of a football player. I think he even practiced better today knowing he was going to be here for sure.”
Tuberville said he noticed a
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