Texas Football: How former Longhorn transfers are faring elsewhere

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Which former Texas football players are faring the best after leaving the program and putting their names in the NCAA Transfer Portal earlier this year?

A big weekend for the Texas football program was capped off by a win in the Big 12 opener over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. A usual thorn in the side of Texas, Oklahoma State wasn’t able to get the best of them this year.

How did the former Texas players that wound up hitting the NCAA Transfer Portal last offseason do through the end of Week 4 of the 2019 college football season?

Texas lost a number of players to the transfer portal last offseason, but a handful ended up returning to the Forty Acres. The most notable of the returning players that once entered the transfer portal is redshirt freshman backup quarterback Casey Thompson. With how thin Texas is at quarterback behind junior Sam Ehlinger, imagine if Thompson wasn’t back in the mix this year.

Moreover, Texas moving true freshman converted quarterback Roschon Johnson to running back shows what can happen when the coaching staff is able to retain some type of depth. But with the short-term outlook of younger college football players nowadays, keeping all the talent on the roster year in and year out just isn’t realistic.

Here’s a look into how the most prominent and notable former transfers from the Texas Longhorns football program are faring elsewhere in college football through the end of Week 4.