Texas Football: 3 seniors who will ‘likely’ return to UT in 2024

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Isaiah Neyor, Texas football
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Isaiah Neyor, WR

On offense, the position group expected to have the heaviest roster attrition for the Longhorns is wide receiver. Texas is expected to lose all three starting receivers on this year’s squad, including junior boundary receiver Adonai Mitchell, redshirt senior slot receiver Jordan Whittington, and junior field receiver Xavier Worthy.

If Texas loses the starter trio of Worthy, Mitchell, and Whittington to the NFL Draft next spring, that would open up all three spots in the receiving corps for new faces to step up.

Texas can fill those likely opening starting spots in the receiving corps next year with expected returning players, such as true freshmen Johntay Cook II and DeAndre Moore Jr. It is also likely that Sark, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns look to the portal for at least one immediate impact starting receiver this offseason.

But the most experienced option the Longhorns have to insert in a starting role next season is redshirt junior wide receiver and former Wyoming transfer Isaiah Neyor. With Texas set to lose starting boundary receiver Mitchell, Neyor could be the logical choice to be the next starter on the outside.

Neyor was originally brought to Texas via the transfer portal two offseasons ago as a big-time threat, starting at boundary receiver. He found instant chemistry in the passing game with redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers in camp, leading to plenty of hype for what Neyor could do in this offense in the passing game heading into the 2022 season.

Unfortunately, we all know what happened next when Neyor suffered a season-ending knee injury in preseason camp.

However, with Neyor having the last 15 months or so to get back in top physical shape and rehab the knee injury, he could be primed and ready to get back to his old ways as an explosive vertical threat on the boundary for Texas entering the 2024 season.

It sounds like Texas would love to have Neyor back for the 2024 season. Given the opportunity he has to win the starting job at boundary receiver in this offense that performed so well with Mitchell showing out at an All-Big 12 level this fall, Neyor could find it appealing to return to the 40 for another year (per Horns247).