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Time for the next team in our series examining one player on each Big 12 school who will enter 2012 with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth.
In other words, they're coming in under the radar. Click here for more players under the radar.
Next up: the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Under the radar: Linebacker Terrance Bullitt
Bullitt, an All-Name teamer among All-Name teamers, played strong safety last season in Chad Glasgow's 4-2-5, but did so close to the line of scrimmage.
Now, he's moving to linebacker, and it's a great move that fits exactly what's needed for Big 12 defenses. Bullitt has good size, and is putting some weight on his 206-pound frame. Texas Tech's defense struggled last season, but Bullitt showed a penchant to make big plays, and he just may be the most talented player on the Red Raiders' defense this year.
He made 56 tackles (fourth-most on the team) and made 9.5 tackles for loss, 11th most in the Big 12.. He broke up four passes, forced a fumble and also blocked a kick. He earned just honorable mention from the coaches on last year's All-Big 12 team, and didn't receive any recognition from the media, but that may change in 2012. Tech's defense under Art Kaufman this year needs playmakers to emerge.
Bullitt, a versatile, experienced defender with two years of experience on the field, fits the bill as the most likely to become one of the league's breakout playmakers.
Time for the next team in our series examining one player on each Big 12 school who will enter 2012 with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth.In other words, they're coming in under the radar.