Texas Christian has officially lost Tipa Galea’i from the depth chart.
The 6-foot-5, 236-pound defensive end has decided that he is better off continuing his football playing career in a Utah State Aggies uniform.
Galea’i has not yet graduated from school, and as such will be forced to sit out the entirety of the 2017 football season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements. He announced his decision on social media.
— Tipa Galea'i (@TipaGaleai_) July 4, 2017
Galea’i originally committed to TCU as a three-star weak side defensive end out of high school in Texas. He was considered the 43rd best prospect at his position when TCU recruited him, and has played well in limited action at TCU.
Galea’i, whose older brother Salanoa Galea’i also attended Utah State, will have two years of eligibility left after he sits out the required season. It seems as if the likeliest reason for his transfer is a desire for increased playing time.
In his first two years on campus, Galea’i appeared in 17 games, racking up a total of nine sacks in that time.
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