LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added transfer Tyree Wilson to its roster, and the former Texas A&M defensive end is applying for an NCAA waiver in hopes of being eligible to play this season.

Red Raiders coach Matt Wells announced the addition of Wilson on Monday, the start of the fall semester at the Big 12 school. Wilson began practicing with Texas Tech on Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Wilson played 12 games as a redshirt freshman for Texas A&M last season, when he had 12 tackles. He entered the transfer portal last spring.

If the NCAA grants a waiver for immediate eligibility after transferring, Wilson would have three seasons remaining with the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech is scheduled to open its season at home Sept. 12 against Houston Baptist.

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