Former Texas football EDGE Prince Dorbah transfers to Arizona State

Prince Dorbah, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Prince Dorbah, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

One of the first departures from the Texas football program entering the 2023 offseason via the NCAA Transfer Portal found a new home on Dec. 18. Former blue-chip recruit and redshirt sophomore edge rusher Prince Dorbah announced on social media early in the afternoon of Dec. 18 that he is committing to the Arizona State Sun Devils out of the transfer portal as part of the 2023 class.

Dorbah will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending three seasons playing for the Longhorns. In his three years playing for Texas, Dorbah registered 11 combined tackles, one tackle for loss, no missed tackles, no sacks, eight stops, and no quarterback pressures.

This fall, Dorbah got a career-high 68 defensive snaps over the course of five games with Texas. He took live-game reps on defense for the Longhorns in five of the first six games of the regular season. But then, his playing time essentially diminished in the second half of the regular season as Dorbah didn’t get a single defensive snap post-Week 6.

Moreover, a report from On3 says that Dorbah had a “successful trip” to Tempe to see Arizona State this weekend. That eventually led Dorbah to give his pledge out of the portal to new head coach Kenny Dillingham, defensive coordinator Brian Ward, and the Sun Devils.

Ex-Texas football EDGE Prince Dorbah commits to Arizona State out of the portal

Arizona State had a need at edge rusher after losing multiple outside linebackers/edge players to the transfer portal in the last couple of months.

Dorbah will help to replenish some of the depth at edge rusher for the Sun Devils as Dillingham and his staff are grabbing transfers from all over the country. Another former Longhorn that the fans on the Forty Acres will be familiar with, former UT/USC wide receiver Jake Smith, also committed to Arizona State out of the portal as part of the 2023 class.

Arizona State is now in the double-digits in terms of the number of portal players that Dillingham and his staff have already added entering the 2023 offseason.

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Dorbah is a former four-star recruit that signed with the Longhorns as part of the 2020 class out of Highland Park High School in Dallas. He held more than a dozen D1 offers coming out of high school from the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, Florida Gators, Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Texas.