Texas Tech defensive lineman Delvon Simmons has been given permission to speak to other schools, a source said Sunday, clearing the way for him to transfer out of the program.
Simmons is a 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior who was listed first team at defensive tackle on the depth chart Tech released after spring practice.
Simmons came to Tech as a top national signee from McKeesport, Penn. He played in all 13 games last season and was credited with 27 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. He broke up two passes and had one quarterback pressure.