Texas Football: How former Longhorn transfers are faring elsewhere

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Of the three running backs that left the Texas football program last offseason, the least notable is the senior who landed with Southwestern Oklahoma State. Senior running back Tristian Houston wasn’t the most highly touted at his position to hit the transfer portal during the offseason.

But it wound up with Houston taking his one year of remaining eligibility and heading off to a program that’s not even in Division 1. Southwestern Oklahoma State carries a record of 2-1 heading into the “Paul Sharp Cup” against Ouachita Baptist University this weekend.

On the season so far, Houston has just shy of 100 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He has yet to make much of an impact in the receiving game, though. With Houston getting more and more equated with the offense as time moves along, his role could grow larger and larger.

Houston is one of three graduate transfers that are a part of the SWOSU football roster in 2019. They could be one of the better teams in their division, partly thanks to the experience that Houston brings to the table at the skill positions.