Jaden Alexis, WR
Similar to the situation that Omeire found himself in heading into the 2023 offseason, there could be another Texas wide receiver that looks for a change of scenery due to some injury issues he faced in the last couple of years.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver and former four-star recruit Jaden Alexis is a talented player that just ran into some unfortunate knee injuries that held him back since he arrived on campus during the 2021 offseason.
Alexis was the highest-rated wide receiver signee in the Longhorns 2021 class, which was also Sark’s first as the Texas head coach.
But Alexis’ true freshman campaign ended before it really could start as he suffered a season-ending knee injury. And the recovery process was pretty slow for him in 2022 from what we heard throughout the offseason.
Alexis played in just one game in the last two seasons, taking just a few offensive snaps in Texas’ season-opening win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Sep. 3. He wasn’t targeted a single time in live-game action, though.
Moreover, given the number of wideouts that Sark and the Longhorns brought in via the recruiting trail and the transfer portal in the last two offseasons, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see at least four or five new faces on campus in the WR room in 2023.
Alexis would find it difficult to ever work his way onto the two-deep WR depth chart in the next few years. And it would be nice to see him tap into the abundance of talent and speed he brings to the table at a destination that would give him a more clear path to immediate playing time in 2023.