Juice Wells, WR
*Update: Multiple reports have indicated that Wells will not visit Texas this weekend. He is reportedly a possibility to visit Texas next weekend, but that is not a certainty at the moment.
Texas has multiple spots to fill in the receiving corps from the 2024 class via high school and portal recruiting.
In the last 24 hours, Texas has lost two key boundary receivers to the portal: redshirt sophomore Casey Cain and redshirt junior Isaiah Neyor. Texas is also expected to lose three starting wideouts to the NFL Draft next spring.
The other portal visitor is potentially someone who could fill one of those spots in the receiving corps is the former South Carolina Gamecocks senior wide receiver Antwane “Juice” Wells Jr. On3 reported on Dec. 8 that Wells is expected to visit Ole Miss and Texas this coming weekend.
No specific dates were mentioned in the report regarding which campus Wells is expected to appear on first. But this is a significant development as Texas was considered one of the top schools interested in Wells when his name first appeared in the transfer portal a few days ago.
Wells is among the early-December window portal priorities at a position of need at wide receiver for Sark, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns. Before suffering an injury early in the season that limited him for the rest of the campaign after just three games played, Wells looked like one of the rising stars among SEC wideouts.
He broke onto the scene as South Carolina’s leading receiver last season, registering over 900 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns. Wells was one of the most productive wideouts in the SEC last season.
Wells also has a relationship with former Texas linebacker and FCS All-American Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey, as the two were teammates at James Madison before each transferred to Power Five schools in the last couple of years.
Other top wideout targets to watch for the Longhorns in the portal this month are the former Purdue Boilermakers redshirt sophomore Deion Burks, Texas Tech Red Raiders redshirt sophomore Jerand Bradley, and Houston Cougars sophomore Matthew Golden.