Texas Football: 10 portal targets on the Longhorns Christmas wish list

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Tre Harris, WR

Texas was able to help the receiver depth situation heading into the 2023 offseason by flipping the highly touted four-star St. John Bosco wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr. from the Louisville Cardinals on the second signing day (Dec. 22). But Texas still needs more help both in terms of depth and talent in the wide receiver room heading into the offseason.

The portal is going to be the focal point for wide receiver recruiting that can make an immediate impact in the next couple of months. And a name to watch at the position out of the portal is the former Louisiana Tech Bulldogs breakout redshirt sophomore wide receiver Tre Harris.

Harris was productive for Louisiana Tech in his first full season as a starter, reeling in nearly 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 65 catches.

The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound Harris could be a quality boundary receiver that adds depth for the Longhorns as redshirt sophomore Isaiah Neyor works his way back from a season-ending knee injury he suffered in fall camp.

*UPDATE: Earlier this week, Harris committed to Ole Miss out of the portal.

Kevin Coleman, WR

A portal wide receiver that Longhorns fans are going to be familiar with is the former five-star recruit and Jackson State freshman Kevin Coleman. The former Texas recruiting target in the 2022 class is one of the more talented wide receivers that are available in the portal.

Coleman had a pretty solid freshman campaign at Jackson State, posting 33 catches for 475 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. Despite the promising freshman campaign, Coleman decided to test the portal after Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders left to take the job with the Colorado Buffaloes earlier this month.

It does look like Colorado is the presumed favorite to nab Coleman out of the portal given that he could follow Sanders to Boulder. But Coleman has reiterated on social media that his recruitment out of the portal is open.

If Coleman’s recruitment is actually open, he is a good fit that Sark and WR coach Brennan Marion should consider as a portal option.

I like Coleman as a natural fit in this offense that could play out of the slot or at the x-spot. He’s got a versatile route tree and is an excellent athlete in space. Coleman would be a long-term upside player that get a spot on the two-deep at wideout right away next year.