Penn State transfer signs with Tech to bolster secondary

Penn State transfer signs with Tech to bolster secondary
Zach McPhearson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Zech McPhearson has signed an athletic scholarship agreement with Texas Tech and will transfer from Penn State University after he receives a degree in labor and employment relations in May.

McPhearson will have two years of eligibility left because he earned his bachelor’s degree in three years, according to a Texas Tech Athletics news release. He was a regular in the secondary and special teams for Penn State and appeared in 24 games, totaling 16 tackles, three pass deflections and a fumble recovery.

McPhearson primarily played cornerback and signed with Penn State in 2016 as a four-year prospect from Riversdale Baptist School in Maryland. He is originally from Columbia, Maryland and is the youngest of seven brothers, all of which played college football or professional baseball.

Tech football’s coach, Matt Wells, coached his brother Emmanuel McPhearson in 2010 as the wide receivers coach at the University of New Mexico.

McPhearson is the second defensive back to sign with Tech within a week, following Dequanteous Watts’ commitment to Tech. This makes four defensive backs Wells has signed to Tech.

More background on McPhearson can be found here.

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