Texas DB John Bonney chooses to become a Red Raider

Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) gets pushed out of bounds by Texas Longhorns cornerback John Bonney (24) at Memorial Stadium.Gary Rohman-USA TODAY Sports

What does a Horn coming to Texas Tech tell us about the new world of college sports?

I'm not sure what to make of this John Bonney transfer to Texas Tech.

Bonney, a defensive back who started 15 games and played in 37 over the last three seasons at Texas, becomes a truly unique player in leaving the 40 Acres to become a Red Raider. I think the biggest indication by the move is that we're entering a brave new world of student athletes' freedom to choose their school and program from year to year.

Interesting that Bonney, who played mostly cornerback for the Horns after being a heavily recruited safety out of Houston Lamar, announced his transfer just days following Octavious Morgan's injury in Saturday's scrimmage. Is this the college version of NFL free agency taking effect?

The other big question is how much can Bonney contribute? As mentioned a few days ago in this Texas Tech Maven article, the Red Raiders have a wealth of experience at defensive back. But there's no such thing as too much depth (until you have so many heavily-recruited players on your roster that they start transferring within conference in August).