Texas Football: 2 Longhorns defensive backs enter the transfer portal

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The first NCAA Transfer Portal window of this cycle for underclassmen opened on Dec. 4, and two players from the Texas football program entered on the first day of it this week. It took a while for Texas to see anyone enter the transfer portal, but it did lose two defensive backs late in the day on Dec. 4.

Granted, the losses for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns in the transfer portal weren’t nearly as impactful as some of the other notable Big 12 programs. For example, the Oklahoma Sooners lost senior starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel and breakout running back Tawee Walker to the transfer portal this week.

Two Texas football defensive backs encompass the portal entrants for the Longhorns on Dec. 4

The Kansas State Wildcats also lost their starting quarterback, among many other key players on the two-deep to the transfer portal on Dec. 4. Senior quarterback Will Howard entered the portal on Nov. 27. Head coach Chris Klieman and the Wildcats also lost running back Treshaun Ward and cornerback Will Lee III to the portal early this week.

And that’s just the beginning of what’s to come in the transfer portal, as chaos will likely continue to ensue this month. But it feels like the Longhorns are in a pretty good spot when it comes to roster management heading into the offseason.

Since Sark and the Longhorns made the College Football Playoff semifinal game against the No. 2 Washington Huskies in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, most portal entrants from Texas probably won’t come about until after the new year.

However, here are the two Texas defensive backs who entered the transfer portal on Dec. 4.