Texas Football: 5 grand-prize portal targets for UT in early December

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Matthew Golden. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Matthew Golden, WR

Among the most intriguing wideouts to announce their intentions to enter the transfer portal this week is the former Houston Cougars sophomore standout Matthew Golden. The second-year Houston wideout had it reported on Dec. 7 that he intends to enter the transfer portal this offseason.

Golden isn’t officially in the portal yet.

But once he does officially enter the transfer portal, it would make sense for the Longhorns to pursue him, given the need at the position and how good of a fit he would be in Sark’s offense.

Golden is an elusive 6-foot and 190-pound wideout who poses a threat to opposing teams with his ability to make things happen on offense and special teams. He was one of the most dangerous skill weapons now-former head coach Dana Holgorsen, and the Cougars had in space in the receiving corps in the last two seasons.

He’s registered nearly 1,000 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Houston.

Golden is also a big-time threat in the return game. He returned two kicks for touchdowns for the Cougars this season, which led the FBS.

If Texas decides to pursue Golden once he officially enters the portal, he would theoretically be a nice fit either at slot or field receiver. Texas is expected to lose starters at both slot (Jordan Whittington) and field (Xavier Worthy) receiver to the NFL Draft next spring.

It would be an intriguing combination in theory for Texas to have a duo at field and slot receiver next year comprised of freshman Johntay Cook II and Golden.

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