Texas Tech football reportedly hosting intriguing transfer from Big 12 rival

The Texas Tech football program is reportedly hosting Mikal Harrison-Pilot, an intriguing transfer receiver who played at Houston last season.
Jul 13, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the team logo on the helmet of the Texas Tech Red
Jul 13, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the team logo on the helmet of the Texas Tech Red / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Tech football team's roster is largely set for the 2024 season. However, when an opportunity arises to add more talent, Joey McGuire and Co. are certainly going to explore all options.

One name to watch is Houston transfer wide receiver Mikal Harrison-Pilot, who is reportedly visiting Texas Tech this week. In fact, Matt Zenitz of 247Sports is reporting that Harrison-Pilot may already be in Lubbock to check out what the Red Raiders have to offer.

On the surface, this might not seem like a major move. Harrison-Pilot saw little action as a true freshman for Houston in 2023.

He appeared in only four games (meaning he was able to redshirt) and he caught no passes nor accumulated any stats. What's more, of the 14 plays he logged, 12 came on special teams.

247Sports ranks him just the No. 491 overall transfer in the portal at this time. He's also ranked the No. 85 wide receiver in the portal.

However, this is a player who arrived at Houston with considerable expectations. Rated a 4-star prospect in the class of 2023, he was the No. 193 player in the nation and No. 35 player in Texas according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

As a high school prospect (from Temple, Texas) he had offers from Houston, Cal, TCU, Texas, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and a host of other programs.

This likely wouldn't be an instant-impact transfer but rather a player that Tech would like to invest in and see develop into a contributor down the line. However, when the opportunity arises to add a player with this Harrison-Pilot's physical talent, it is worth exploring and that appears to be exactly what the Red Raiders are doing.