The Texas backfield did get a huge boost to the backfield by hauling in Watson, but an additional weapon would always help. That’s where not only Terence Williams, but also former Clemson Tigers running back C.J. Fuller could come into play. As someone who’s competed for, and won, a National Championship with Clemson, Fuller brings a ton of valuable experience for the Horns.
Fuller was expected to be able to step up in the absence of former Clemson star running back Wayne Gallman last season, but that didn’t work out so well. Instead, Clemson fans got to see the rise of a potential future star in the speedy Travis Etienne. Now, Etienne is among the Heisman favorites out of the ACC.
However, Fuller showed flashes of brilliance in recent years, especially when he’s able to averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry. Fuller was trending upward at the end of the 2016 season, when he rushed for more than 200 yards and averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
He also showed some versatility during the 2016 campaign with two receiving touchdowns. Texas does have a versatile rusher now in Watson, but Fuller showed more potential as an every down running back than his counterpart at Cal. If Texas could land either Fuller or Williams, it would be a huge boost. Although, bringing in two grad transfer running backs is unlikely.