A common theme on this list is the need for the transfer prospect to stay healthy at their next destination. Among the biggest reasons why some players like the former Ole Miss Rebels standout running back Eric Swinney leave their current program is because looming injury issues didn’t allow them to make the progress they were looking for.
Ole Miss is set at running back for a while with the incoming five-star 2019 signee Jerrion Ealy on his way to Oxford. The running back depth chart for Ole Miss will also feature the former JUCO transfer breakthrough Scottie Phillips for the 2019 campaign. Swinney didn’t have much room left in the Ole Miss backfield thanks to some past injuries.
However, the issue with bringing Swinney into the running back mix for Texas football is the same as some other transfer candidates at the position this off-season. It’s difficult to put faith in an injury-risk graduate transfer that only has one year of eligibility left. Swinney could get injured early in the coming season and Texas would be in just as bad of a situation in the backfield as before it landed him.
Swinney does have enough experience from Ole Miss to help this young Texas backfield develop. He has nearly 300 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns all while averaging well over four yards per carry. If Swinney could stay healthy for this coming season, his versatility and somewhat proven experience could be a valuable asset for the Texas backfield.