Texas Football: Predicting Longhorns next transfer after Jalen Catalon

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Charles Wright, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Charles Wright, QB

Another holdover from a Herman-era recruiting class is the former three-star quarterback prospect from Austin High in Austin, TX, redshirt sophomore Charles Wright.

Texas originally pursued Wright’s commitment while he was pledged to head coach Matt Campbell and the Iowa State Cyclones after a de-commitment from Alabama’s current starting quarterback and former four-star dual-threat QB recruit Jalen Milroe. Milroe de-committed from Texas’s 2021 class after the Longhorns landed a commitment at the time from five-star Southlake quarterback Quinn Ewers in the 2022 class.

We all know what transpired thereafter. Ewers eventually wound up back at Texas with Wright in the same quarterback room in 2022.

Since Ewers arrived at Texas last season, live-game snaps have been sparse for Wright. He did get limited snaps during his freshman and sophomore campaigns in the prior two seasons. Wright took 16 offensive snaps over three games in 2021 and 2022.

But he hasn’t taken a single live-game snap for the Longhorns this fall. He’s the only scholarship quarterback who doesn’t have any live-game reps on offense under his belt this season.

In the last year, Wright’s playing time and significant practice reps at quarterback have greatly reduced. And that trend probably won’t change anytime soon with the line of quarterback talent Texas has committed in the next two recruiting classes.

If Wright wants to see more live-game action and compete for a starting job in college, he’ll probably need to look elsewhere via the transfer portal.