With all the looming positional needs, it seems like the Texas football program is bound to at least one prospect from the transfer portal this off-season.
The newly instituted NCAA Transfer Portal brought some interesting and unforeseen aspects with it for the Texas football program this off-season. Texas football already got to see some of the impact that the NCAA Transfer Portal can have on both sides of the ball in terms of players coming in and out of the program.
What most programs in the nation experienced with the NCAA Transfer Portal so far is that there are a ton of pros and cons with its installment in college football’s off-season. It is also a factor during the off-season that can blindside a coaching staff with the transfer intentions of a key player that could be a big part of a program’s planned future.
As it pertains to Texas football this off-season, a handful of recognizable names from the 2018 roster put their names in the portal. The Texas football quarterback and running back rooms saw a huge hit to the depth at the end of the 2018 campaign. Quarterbacks that were lost from Texas football includes freshman Cameron Rising and junior Shane Buechele. Fellow Texas freshman quarterback Casey Thompson also put his name in the portal but ultimately decided to return to the program.
However, it’s time for the Horns to move past some of the bigger transfer intentions from its big name players and find some depth to replace the notable departures. Whether those departures be from players running out of eligibility or hitting the transfer market doesn’t matter.
Here’s a look at the 10 best prospects for the Texas Longhorns football to explore so far in the NCAA Transfer Portal during the 2019 off-season.