Texas football got its fourth addition via the NCAA Transfer Portal in the 2023 class this offseason by landing a commitment from the former Georgia Bulldogs standout sophomore wide receiver AD Mitchell. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian landed a commitment from Mitchell out of the portal on Jan. 20 in the midst of a visit to Austin.
Mitchell joins the former Wake Forest Demon Deacons redshirt sophomore cornerback Gavin Holmes, Arkansas Razorbacks redshirt junior safety Jalen Catalon, and Stanford Cardinal senior punter Ryan Sanborn as the portal additions for Sark and the Longhorns in the 2023 class.
Landing Mitchell out of the portal also helps to fill a positional need for the Longhorns at wideout. Texas was looking to add one or two portal wideouts this offseason in the 2023 class. Getting Mitchell will take a lot of the pressure away for this coaching staff in terms of having to find a portal wideout after the conclusion of spring ball.
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According to the 247Sports Team Composite Transfer Rankings, Texas’ 2023 transfer class ranks at No. 32 in the nation and in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. But considering how Texas only has four portal commits in the 2023 class at the moment, ranking in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 isn’t all that bad. Texas has the fewest portal commits of any Big 12 team as of Jan. 21.
With all of this in mind, here’s a look at a prediction of the next transfer pickup for the Longhorns after landing Mitchell on Jan. 20.