5. Can Texas add depth in the backfield?
The announcement of the eventual transfer of sophomore running back Toneil Carter from the Horns is really going to thin out the depth in the backfield next year. While Carter didn’t have a huge role in the offense this year, to say the very least, he looked to have a shot at gaining a decent workload back like he had as a true freshman.
Since Carter is set to make his way out of the Forty Acres during the 2019 off-season, this 2019 Texas football recruiting class is going to have to pick up the pace in his absence. And, Carter is not the only player on this roster that is set to transfer during the off-season. Junior running back Kyle Porter is also set to transfer, and take a redshirt, before the start of the 2019 campaign.
This leaves the 2019 Texas football recruiting class with the task of pursuing really any talented running back it can get its hands on before or during the Early Signing Period. Four-star Buford, GA, rusher Derrian Brown is the only prospect committed as the position in this class for the Horns so far.
The real question for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class is what running back it can haul in for the Early Signing Period. The ultimate goal will be to land at least one of the standout IMG Academy running backs the Horns are targeting. Five-star top rated Trey Sanders would be a fantastic add, but four-star Noah Cain might be more realistic.