LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells announced Wednesday the signing of graduate transfer Evan Rambo, who inked an athletic scholarship agreement to join the Red Raiders for the 2019 season.
Rambo, the third graduate transfer to sign with Tech this week, will arrive on campus after earning his degree in legal studies from Cal-Berkeley. He will have two years of eligibility remaining provided the NCAA grants him an extension of his five-year clock.
Rambo will add a veteran presence to Tech's linebacker corps as he played in 27 career games at Cal, totaling 34 tackles, including four that went for a loss. He recorded a pair of sacks to go along with an interception and a pass breakup during that time.
Rambo has overcome a pair of injuries that cut his 2016 sophomore season to just four games and held him out of the entire 2017 campaign. He returned this past season to record his best season at Cal, notching 16 tackles and both of his career sacks in his first season as a linebacker. He previously spent the first three years of his college career at safety.
Rambo, a Los Angeles native, appeared in 11 games as a true freshman in 2015 as a backup safety and on special teams where he played under Tech associate head coach and special teams coordinator Mark Tommerdahl, who was part of the Cal staff that recruited Rambo to Berkeley.
Rambo signed with Cal out of La Salle High School in Los Angeles where he was a consensus three-star prospect. Rambo was a two-way player throughout his prep career, recording 36 tackles and two interceptions as a senior to go along with 155 all-purpose yards on offense. He previously played quarterback for Verbum Dei High School his sophomore and junior years.
Rambo will be one of several new additions to the Red Raider roster when summer workouts begin in June. Tech will open the 2019 season three months later when the Red Raiders host Montana State on Aug. 31 inside Jones AT&T Stadium.