Bonney to Texas Tech after transfer from Big 12 rival Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added graduate transfer John Bonney to its roster hours after Big 12 Conference rival Texas announced the defensive back’s intention to leave the Longhorns.

Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury announced Bonney’s addition in a release Tuesday night.

Bonney, who played in all 37 Texas games the past three seasons and started 15 of them, will have one season of eligibility remaining. He can play immediately for the Red Raiders, who open their season Sept. 1 against Ole Miss in Houston.

Bonney had 87 career tackles for Texas. His career high in a game was nine against Texas Tech as a redshirt freshman in 2015.

Texas plays at Texas Tech on Nov. 10.