Former Notre Dame player headed to Texas Tech

Former Notre Dame defensive player Kolin Hill, just over a week after opting to seek a transfer, has found his new home in Texas Tech. Hill announced his commitment on his personal Twitter page.

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— Kolin Hill (@KolinHill43) August 15, 2015

A former three-star recruit out of Texas’ Samuel Clemens High School, near San Antonio, Hill can play both defensive end and linebacker and posted seven tackles (2.5 for a loss) and two sacks in nine games for the Fighting Irish last season. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out the upcoming season.

His addition to the Red Raiders’ roster will be a welcome one, as Texas Tech ranked 124th in the nation in total defense last season and ninth in the ten-team Big 12 Conference. Throw in the fact that the team has seven seniors on defense for the 2015 season, and adding a player as versatile as Hill will help ease the blow for the 2016 campaign. Hill can also look forward to playing in his home state, an idea that is bound to make any player on the collegiate or professional levels happy.

Once he suits up in Lubbock, head coach Kliff Kingsbury should look forward to having a much improved overall team.

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