2 Texas RBs who entered the transfer portal today

Texas lost two running backs to the transfer portal within the span of a few hours on April 22.
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Ky Woods

The first Texas running back who entered the transfer portal on April 22 was walk-on junior Ky Woods. The 5-foot-9 and 187-pound third-year back from League City, TX, announced on social media on April 22 that he is entering the transfer portal after spending the last two seasons playing for the Longhorns.

Woods including the following message after announcing he plans to enter the transfer portal on Monday.

"I want to thank god for the opportunity and blessing for these last 2 years at the University of Texas-Austin. I would like to thanks Coach Sark and the UT athletic/football staff for your support. Coach Choice, thank you for encouraging, educating and being a man of your faith. For lessons learned I am forever grateful.

To my teammates/brothers much love for the bonds we have created and memories we shared.

Thank you family and friends for your unwavering support. After careful conversations and consideration, I have decided to enter the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility. "

Woods said in this post that he has three years of eligibility remaining.

While Woods played running back at Texas, he mostly trained with the special teams unit for live-game action in the last two years.

The former three-star recruit from League City (TX) Clear Springs High School appeared in three games for the Longhorns on the special teams unit last season. He took a half-dozen snaps in kick coverage for Texas in 2023 on special teams.

Woods saw action in the season-opening win at DKR last fall over the Rice Owls. He also took a few special teams snaps on kick coverage in Big 12 play, in wins last season over the BYU Cougars and Texas Tech Red Raiders at home.

Texas added Woods as part of the preferred walk-on program in the 2022 class. He ranked as the No. 1,826 prospect nationally in the 2022 class in the On3 Industry Ranking, No. 129 running back, and No. 263 from Texas.

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