With the number of names from Texas football growing in the NCAA Transfer Portal, where could running back Tristian Houston land next?
The NCAA Transfer Portal continued to work its magic against the cause of the Texas football program on Jan. 23. At a time when it seemed like Texas football was finally making some headway in player retention, the NCAA Transfer Portal struck again to hurt the depth at the running back position.
The player that put his name on the transfer market with intentions to leave the Texas football program this time is the junior running back Tristian Houston. On the same day that Houston had his transfer intentions from the Texas football program announced, fellow junior running back Kyle Porter also had his name officially put in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
A report of the transfer intentions dropping from Houston and Porter both came from a tweet from Inside Texas on Jan. 23. The Twitter timeline for Inside Texas, among other media outlets for this program, stayed busy so far this off-season publishing the transfer announcements that are becoming so frequent from the Forty Acres.
Moreover, the transfer intentions from Houston are more surprising than those of Porter. Since the midway point of Big 12 play during the 2018 season, it was figured that Porter would take a redshirt and intend to transfer this off-season. Those reports came way back in the fall of 2018.
However, Houston was expected to at least provide some depth at running back next year. The depth is really declining in the backfield for Texas football for 2019 with Houston, Porter, and sophomore Toneil Carter all transferring.
Here’s a look at the three potential transfer destinations for the potential former Texas Longhorns junior running back Tristian Houston on the open market this off-season.