Former Texas Tech quarterback Philip Bliddy announced Sunday that he will transfer to Indiana after two years of playing.
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA. Coach Tom Allen says Indiana needs to shore up its defensive line in the offseason, and Sunday's transfer news will help with that.
Texas Tech linebacker Philip Bliddy announced on Twitter that he is transferring to Indiana after two years of playing.
Blidy is a 6-foot-3, 295-pound linebacker who plays tackle and defensive end. Made an instant impression at Texas Tech, appearing in 10 substitute games as a freshman.
As a sophomore in 2021, Bliddy had a career-high six tackles against Oklahoma State. Two touchdown passes from Blidis helped Texas Tech beat Mississippi State 34-7 in the 2021 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Bloody dominated the start of the 2022 season with three tackles and two sacks in Texas Tech's first-ever 63-10 victory over Murray State. He played in 12 games for Texas Tech this season, making 18 tackles, including three against No. 1. 25 Houston and No. 7 Oklahoma State. Blidy entered the transfer window after the regular season and did not go with the team to the TaxAct Texas Bowl against Ole Miss.
Bliddy attended Portales High School in eastern New Mexico, about 100 miles from the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock, Texas. He was the first player since Portales to play for an FBS program since 2000. At Portales, Bliddy was a two-time first-team all-state selection and was named the New Mexico State Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Bliddy helped Portales to a state title as a freshman and starred in basketball and track.
ESPN, a three-star, is said to have Bleed as the No. 2 player from New Mexico. Decided to attend Texas Tech over offers from Kansas, Utah, UCLA, New Mexico, New Mexico State, SMU, Tulsa and UTEP.
Blidy joins an Indiana defensive line group that lost DeMarcus Elliott and James Head Jr. from the list of 2022 J. H. Tevis, Sia Piottota, LeDarius Cox, Beau Robbins and Patrick Lucas Jr. they return as key players on the defensive line from last year.
Indiana also added Andre Carter from Western Michigan, Lanell Carr from West Virginia and Marcus Burris Jr. from Texas A&M. 2022 running back Nick James, a four-star prospect from IMG Academy, and top-500 recruit Vincent Snead from Winter Park, Fla., could also make an impact in 2023.
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