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Texas Tech football: Arkansas DE reportedly transferring to Tech

Nov 14, 2020; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Nay'Quan Wright (6) is tackled by Arkansas Razorbacks defensive lineman Julius Coates (13) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Mandatory Credit: Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK

According to media reports out of his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, University of Arkansas defensive end Julius Coates is joining the Texas Tech football program for the 2021 football season. If true, this is a massive addition, both figuratively and literally.

The 6-foot-6 290-pound defensive end is certainly an imposing physical presence. But more importantly, he is coming off of a year in which he was an impact player in the SEC.