4 big-time transfers that have interest in Texas football in December

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Dominic Lovett Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Dominic Lovett, WR

Among the wideouts that caught the eye of a lot of Longhorns fans in the last couple of weeks in the portal is the standout Mizzou Tigers sophomore wide receiver Dominic Lovett.

It was a bit surprising to see Lovett surface in the transfer portal before the official start of the offseason given his breakout regular season for the Tigers. Lovett was one of the most productive wide receivers in the SEC this season, posting more than 850 receiving yards and three touchdown catches.

Lovett finished up the regular season in third in the SEC in terms of receiving yards and sixth in receptions (56).

Moreover, since entering the portal earlier this week, Lovett had a ton of interest come his way. But it sounds like Texas is one of the programs that present a very viable fit and overall destination for Lovett.

If the Longhorns are bound to lose someone like sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy to the portal this coming offseason, it’s hard to find a better replacement at the moment than Lovett. The 5-foot-10 and 190-pound second-year wideout is a great option to play either out of the slot or in the x spot.

Lovett is a proven depth threat, after reeling in nearly 500 yards and two scores on deep balls during the regular season. That phase of his game would be able to replace a lot of what Sark looked for out of Worthy in terms of his contributions to the offense.

And Lovett was the highest-graded slot receiver in the SEC during the regular season, so he’s more than capable of replacing redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington if he decides to leave for the 2023 NFL Draft.