3 last-minute Texas CB transfer targets before portal closes

Who could Texas add from the portal at corner late in the spring transfer cycle?
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The two biggest positions of need for Texas football to address in the NCAA Transfer Portal before the spring 45-day window closes for upperclassmen on May 1 are defensive line and cornerback. There is also the possibility that Texas will take a starting punter from the transfer portal late this spring.

Texas football making a late-spring push for an impact transfer CB

Cornerback recruiting in the portal has come into focus for the Longhorns in the last week. The loss of junior cornerback Terrance Brooks to the transfer portal on April 23 opened the possibility of Texas adding an immediate impact DB to play field corner this upcoming season.

Regarding the status of portal recruiting at defensive tackle late this spring, the Longhorns are targeting three players of note. Texas's top priority of any portal target is former TCU Horned Frogs junior transfer defensive tackle Damonic Williams.

With Williams expected to announce in the next 48 hours, a heavy focus will remain on portal recruiting at defensive back at least through the end of this week.

Texas has a few scholarship spots remaining before it hits the limit of 85, so there is more than enough room to add another defensive tackle and a corner from the portal this spring.

Here are three last-minute transfer corners the Longhorns are considering in the spring portal window.

Jay'Vion Cole

The newest portal target at the cornerback position for the Longhorns late in the spring window is former San Jose State Spartans First-Team All-MWC sophomore, Jay'Vion Cole. Texas will host Cole for a visit starting on May 2.

Cole is also slated to visit the Auburn Tigers on May 6, and a trip to East Lansing to see the Michigan State Spartans is also a possibility over the coming days and weeks.

The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound corner from Oakland, CA, has been an extremely hot commodity since he entered the transfer portal roughly 24 hours ago. He's been offered and/or contacted by well over a dozen FBS schools since Monday afternoon.

It makes sense that Cole is getting this much interest in the portal. He was a tremendously improved corner year-over-year after transferring from FCS Cal Poly to San Jose State ahead of last season.

Cole has the type of speed and one-on-one coverage skills Texas likes at the field corner spot. Regarding his speed and ability to cover the deep ball in the secondary, Cole would be at least a bit of an upgrade over what the Longhorns had in Brooks at the field corner position in the last couple of years.