Defensive back Bralyn Lux could push for a starting job
Normally, fans pay close attention to players who transfer in from big-name programs. However, Texas Tech football fans would be wise to get to know the name of Fresno State transfer Bralyn Lux because he’s opened some eyes since arriving on the South Plains.
In fact, he’s played so well that it would not be a shock to see him earn a starting spot at corner. Part of that is because incumbent starter, Malik Dunlap missed most of the offseason with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
Though Dunlap is on track to be ready for the season opener, his time away from the field has given Lux enough first-team reps to enter the conversation for the starting job. Regardless of who lines up opposite Rayshad Williams, though, expect Lux to be a huge factor on the Red Raider defense.
At 5-foot-11, he’s not nearly as big as Williams or Dunlap, both of whom are 6-foot-3. But he is experienced and that makes him crafty enough to be able to match up with most receivers.
With the Bulldogs, the San Jose, California native saw action in 27 games making 85 tackles with two career interceptions and 15 career pass defenses. That’s the type of experience that is huge to have in the secondary where teams often need multiple corners each week.
Perhaps Lux’s origin as a walk-on at Fresno State helped put a chip on his shoulder. Whatever the reason, he’s earned high praise from the coaching staff for his physicality and work ethic and we should expect him to make plays for the Red Raiders this fall. Even if he isn’t a transfer from a major program, he appears to be more than ready to help his new team compete for a Big 12 title.