Texas football got more bad news on the transfer market, with the announcement of the departure of skilled running back Toneil Carter.
It was figured that the Texas football program would have some work to do at the running back position during the 2019 off-season, with how many pieces it could lose at the position. It doesn’t help the situation in the backfield that the 2019 Texas football recruiting class only has one commit at running back so far, in four-star Georgia native Derrian Brown.
However, what has happened on the running back depth chart for Texas football over the course of the regular season, up until Dec. 15, is something that is going to tremendously hurt the depth for 2019. We have known for a while, though, that junior running back Kyle Porter was bound to take a redshirt this season and transfer elsewhere next year.
Porter didn’t play much of a role in the Texas football backfield this fall as he had one carry and three receptions for 12 total yards and one touchdown. His role with the Horns fell in line more with his pass blocking ability and sideline support than what he could do for this team’s ground game. That was the case for Porter ever since the latter portion of the 2017 regular season.
The other transfer that could hurt Texas football for the next few years came from second-year running back Toneil Carter. Although, Carter didn’t have a single carry in 2018. His transfer news was first released by Brian Davis of the Austin-American Statesman.
The transfers of Porter and Carter leaves the Texas Longhorns with two running backs with considerable experience right now to return to the Forty Acres in 2019. Here’s a look at where Toneil Carter could land after transferring from the Texas football program.