Texas Football: Is Texas A&M WR Evan Stewart transfer portal bound?

Evan Stewart. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
Evan Stewart. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian are bound to address a positional need at wide receiver in the NCAA Transfer Portal this offseason. Among the names that Texas could pursue at wideout in the transfer portal this offseason is yet to be seen. But one name among big-time wide receivers in the Power Five that is rumored to potentially test the waters in the transfer portal soon is the standout Texas A&M Aggies sophomore wide receiver, Evan Stewart.

Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas reported earlier this week that Stewart is considering testing the waters in the transfer portal heading into the offseason after spending two years in College Station at Texas A&M.

And given the news that surfaced regarding Stewart’s playing status this weekend for Texas A&M’s game in Baton Rouge, this report from Hamilton looks to have some legs to it.

Matt Zenitz of 247Sports reported on the afternoon of Nov. 24 that Stewart didn’t travel with the team for Texas A&M’s rivalry week battle on the road in Baton Rouge against the No. 24 LSU Tigers on Nov. 25. Stewart reportedly won’t play in the Texas A&M-LSU game this weekend.

Texas among the schools reported to be in consideration for Stewart if he enters the portal

The school that is reportedly the favorite to get Stewart out of the portal this offseason if he transfers from Texas A&M is the Alabama Crimson Tide. But Texas was mentioned among the other schools to be considered for Stewart if he hits the portal. The rest of the schools include the Oregon Ducks, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Longhorns.

Stewart has close ties with Quinn Ewers and Johntay Cook II

Texas would be a logical landing spot for Stewart out of the transfer portal this offseason, assuming he tests the waters on the transfer market. He has previous ties to the coaching staff as Stewart was previously committed to Sark and the Longhorns in the 2022 class early in the 2021 offseason.

Stewart is also friends with redshirt sophomore Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers and true freshman wide receiver Johntay Cook II.

Ironically, Cook said a couple of years ago that he and Stewart would be “on the same team” in college.

Texas is also a spot where Stewart could make an immediate impact as a starting receiver. He fits Sark’s offensive scheme and could fill the void left by the expected departure of junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

The Longhorns are also expected to lose redshirt senior slot receiver Jordan Whittington and junior boundary receiver Adonai Mitchell to the NFL Draft this coming offseason.

Stewart could be one of many Texas A&M players expected to enter the transfer portal during this 30-day window where all of them can transfer due to the Nov. 12 firing of head coach Jimbo Fisher. We’ll see how many players and coaches stick around with Texas A&M expected to make an announcement for their head coach hiring in the not-too-distant future.

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