Among all the candidates with their names in the transfer portal this off-season, former Oregon Ducks five-star running back recruit Taj Griffin has to be one of the most appealing prospects. Thanks to some looming injury issues from this past season, Griffin has one more year left for his collegiate career and is bound to leave Eugene, OR.
The downside to Griffin is that he only has one year of eligibility left. In terms of bringing in a transfer prospect that could make an instant impact for an up-tempo offense that relies heavily on the ground game, like Texas football under Herman, Griffin could make about as big of an impact of all.
Very few times will a program like Texas football get the opportunity to haul in a transfer at a position of need that averages just shy of 6.5 yards per carry in his career. A running back like Griffin is very capable of assuming a big role, if he can stay healthy at his next landing spot.
What Griffin could bring for the Horns is an electric playmaking ability that would add a huge home run threat alongside the likes of rising sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram and senior wideout Devin Duvernay. Griffin is a very versatile running back that also averages 13.6 yards per catch and has four career receiving touchdowns.