Wide receiver Tyrin Smith re-enters the transfer portal after brief stint with Texas A&M
Texas A&M received news on Friday afternoon that former UTEP wide receiver Tyrin Smith, who transferred into the program in late January, will officially re-enter the portal after unspecific circumstances have warranted yet another change of scenery for the versatile speedster.
Standing at 5’ 7” and 170 pounds, Smith recorded 71 catches for 1039 yards and 7 TDs during the 2022 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining once he finds a new home. So, is this a surprising revelation for the Maroon and White? Not at all.
During the first press conference in the midst of spring football in mid-March, head coach Jimbo Fisher noted that Smith was not participating in practice, and was still questioning if he made the right choice to leave UTEP with a chance to return.
Texas A&M WR Tyrin Smith has officially entered the transfer portal, per a source. He transferred in from UTEP this semester but did not go through spring ball with the team as he had changed his mind @247SportsPortal https://t.co/v3wN5IzFYD
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) April 28, 2023
The most likely reason for his departure remains the return of senior do-it-all wide receiver receiver Ainias Smith, who will retake a majority of snaps in the slot, Tyrin Smith’s primary position. with another roster spot now open, multiple receiver options such as former USC WR Gary Bryant Jr. remain potential solid options before the portal officially closes on April 30.
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