All Big 12 performer Travon Blanchard announced via his attorney that Blanchard is transferring to Texas A&M Commerce.
On his Twitter account, Blanchard confirmed he’s walking on to the Texas A&M-Commerce football team and said, “I would like to thank all the Baylor coaches I’ve had, along with the support staff and administration, for all they did for me the past four years. I would also like to personally thank all the fans of Baylor nation for their fantastic and unwavering support during my time here.”
Blanchard was arrested July 18 based on a Fort Bend County assault warrant, and was booked into McLennan County Jail on a class A misdemeanor assault charge.
The arrest stemmed from a Feb. 4 incident in which Blanchard was accused of assaulting a woman, the reports indicate the alleged assaultive behavior spanned multiple incidents. The woman filed for a protective order later that month, and Baylor suspended Blanchard from the football team pending the results of investigations into the incident.
Blanchard started the last two seasons for the Bears, making second-team all-Big 12 in 2016 after collecting 73 tackles, 1½ sacks and an interception. During his sophomore year in 2015, Blanchard finished with 83 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.
A&M Commerce is a Division II program playing in the Lone Star Conference.