The NCAA Transfer Portal is starting to get stocked up from former players out of the Texas football program, now including OT Denzel Okafor.
The latest name out of the Texas football program to hit the NCAA Transfer Portal is offensive tackle Denzel Okafor. While the to-be redshirt senior lineman wasn’t projected to be a starter for Texas, he was a key cog in the depth if injuries were to start piling up or poor play came about.
Okafor reportedly (Matt Zenitz of AL.com on Twitter) put his name into the transfer portal on March 25. He is the second Texas rising senior offensive linemen and former four-star recruit to put his name into the transfer portal this offseason. The other is JP Urquidez, who is also without a landing spot out of the portal at the moment.
Texas is starting to run thinner in depth along the offensive line since two of their more experienced projected backups are now in the transfer portal. But that is just how the trend goes nowadays with the transfer portal essentially becoming college football and basketball’s version of free agency each and every offseason.
There is yet to be a name from the transfer portal that Texas pursued along the offensive line. If they do pull someone out of the transfer portal to fill a depth need in the trenches, it would be the third straight offseason in which head coach Tom Herman and offensive line coach Herb Hand made such a move.
Last offseason, Texas landed former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets senior offensive guard Parker Braun out of the portal. Two years ago, it was former Rice Owls offensive tackle Calvin Anderson that was the temporary fix out of the portal.
Here’s a look into the three best potential landing spots for the to-be redshirt senior offensive tackle out of the Texas Longhorns football program Denzel Okafor in the NCAA Transfer Portal.