Texas Football: 5 key seniors who could return to UT in 2024

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Isaiah Neyor, Texas football
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Isaiah Neyor, WR

Due to a variety of reasons, including a season-ending knee injury he suffered in preseason camp last year and a clogged depth chart at boundary receiver this fall, redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Neyor hasn’t had the impact he was anticipated to on the offense when Texas brought him in via the transfer portal.

Neyor was one of Texas’ most exciting additions at the time during the 2022 offseason via the transfer portal from the Wyoming Cowboys. He was brought to Texas with the idea that he could be a big-time boundary receiver while finding a natural connection in the passing game with starting quarterback Quinn Ewers.

The 6-foot-3 frame and explosiveness, and gifted physical tools made Neyor an ideal fit in Sark’s offense on the boundary.

But Neyor’s first season at Texas was cut short before it began last fall when he suffered a season-ending ACL tear during a fall scrimmage.

During the 2023 offseason, Neyor was on a great track with his recovery timeline coming back from the ACL tear. He participated in contact drills and multiple scrimmages during fall camp.

Despite the quick recovery during the offseason, Neyor hasn’t seen the field much this season. He hasn’t taken a single rep since the season opener against the Rice Owls on Sep. 2.

Due to the lack of playing time at Texas, there is a thought swirling this fall that Neyor could test the waters in the transfer portal this offseason to find more opportunities to play elsewhere. He would be a hot commodity at wideout in the portal, given what he showed he can do at Wyoming in 2021.

If Neyor does return to Texas in 2024, he will be a talented player in the competition for the starting job at boundary receiver with junior Adonai Mitchell, who is expected to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.

Texas could also use Neyor in a competition at a position like field receiver, with junior Xavier Worthy expected to enter the draft. It will be interesting to monitor what Neyor decides to do regarding decision time for the portal in the next few weeks or after spring ball.