Ex-Badgers DB Reggie Pearson transferring to Big 12 program
Former Wisconsin safety Reggie Pearson is headed to Texas Tech.
On Friday, Pearson announced via Twitter that he has decommitted from South Dakota (FCS program) and will instead head to Texas Tech to continue his college football career. He entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the 2020 season.
Pearson appeared didn’t see the field last season but did appear in 18 career games during the 2018 and 2019 campaigns. He’s credited with 65 tackles, 4 pass break-ups and 3 forced fumbles.
First I want to thank The University of South Dakota for everything but I will be decommitting from South Dakota. I am extremely blessed to be offered and now recommitting to The Texas Tech University.👆🏽#Gunsup Go Red Raiders💯✝️ pic.twitter.com/HXPMcNNgjf
— Reggie (@reggiepearson21) April 23, 2021
“First I want to thank the University of South Dakota for everything but I will be decommitting from South Dakota,” Pearson wrote on Twitter. “I am extremely blessed to be offered and now recommitting to the Texas Tech University. Go Red Raiders.”
Pearson played in four games in his first season at Wisconsin, retaining his redshirt status. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, the defensive back played in all 14 games during a 10-4 year for the Badgers. He recorded 60 tackles with 38 solo stops, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles.
At Texas Tech, Pearson will have three years of eligibility to use.