Bryce English transfers from K-State to North Texas to be closer to cancer-stricken dad

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A month after transferring to be closer to an ailing family member, Bryce English has found a new college football home closer to his actual home.

In the same press release that confirmed the expected, that quarterback Alec Morris had transferred in, North Texas also announced that English has officially been added to the Mean Green’s roster. The defensive lineman decided to leave Kansas State in mid-December after his father was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer.

Normally, English would be forced to sit out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. However, because of his father’s health, English will apply for, and very likely be granted, a hardship waiver that would give him immediate eligibility.

Counting 2016, if the waiver is granted, English would have four seasons of eligibility remaining.

English was a three-star member of KSU’s 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 30 tackle in the country and the No. 66 player at any position in the state of Texas. Only one player in K-State’s most recent class was rated higher than English — four-star defensive back Duke Shelley.

The new addition to the Mean Green took a redshirt as a true freshman.

As for Morris, it had previously been confirmed that he would be transferring to UNT. As he would be coming in as a grad transfer, he would be eligible to compete immediately for the starting job in Seth Littrell‘s first season as head coach. This upcoming season will be Morris’ final year of eligibility.

Another potential transfer addition at the position, DeVante Kincade, stated earlier this month that UNT is his top choice. However, the addition of the Ole Miss transfer, who would have to sit out 2016 before using his final season in 2017, remains a fluid situation.