Amid a busy few weeks for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program in the NCAA Transfer Portal, the most recent addition came earlier this week. Texas flipped the commitment of the former Wyoming Cowboys breakout redshirt freshman wide receiver Isaiah Neyor out of the transfer portal from the Tennessee Volunteers on Jan. 20. This was a big get for Texas that helps get some confidence brewing in the job that new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion can do for this team.
Neyor put his name in the transfer portal a few weeks back. He did originally seriously consider the Longhorns among some other top schools to nab his commitment. But it was the Vols that would snag the pledge of Neyor at first.
Texas football sees former Wyoming WR transfer Isaiah Neyor officially sign and enroll
Keeping his options open before ever signing his National Letter of Intent with Tennessee, competing schools like Texas and the Ole Miss Rebels made a big push for Neyor in the last week. He took visits with both Texas and Ole Miss earlier in the week before giving his pledge to the Longhorns a couple of days ago.
Texas was clearly seeking help at the wide receiver position out of the portal this offseason. And Neyor checks a lot of the boxes for what the Longhorns are seeking out in a wide receiver in 2022. He’s a sizable 6-foot-3 outside receiver that can also serve as a deep threat if opposing defenses ever sleep on his speed.
Moreover, it’s good to see that the Longhorns got Neyor signed and set to enroll, which was confirmed by multiple reports this weekend (including one from 247Sports). He is the fourth commitment out of the portal this offseason for the Longhorns to get signed and enrolled.
The other three are former Ohio State freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers, Ohio State redshirt freshman cornerback Ryan Watts, and Alabama junior tight end Jahleel Billingsley.
Texas is working with a limited number of scholarships at this point of the offseason. But adding Neyor is definitely a good, and necessary, use of one of the remaining scholarships for Sark and the Longhorns.