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?
Tacario Davis
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Tacario Davis
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Tacario Davis

If there was a grand prize corner target in the portal for the Longhorns this spring, it would be the Arizona Wildcats junior Tacario Davis. The lengthy 6-foot-4 and 185-pound corner from Long Beach, CA, is by far the most proven player at the position with Power Five experience in the portal at this point of the spring window.

Davis entered the transfer portal back in January with the "do not contact" tag. He still went through spring ball with the new Arizona coaching staff to give them a chance before he took his talents elsewhere via the portal this offseason.

Recent buzz surrounding Davis has him leaning toward a return to Arizona for another season (per 247Sports). But that's not a done deal, and Texas will continue to keep an eye on what happens with Davis in the portal in the coming days and weeks.

From a physical perspective, Davis is exactly what Pete Kwiatkowski and Johnny Nansen want in a starting cornerback who can hold his own one-on-one in pass coverage. Davis has the length and speed to hang tough with most any wide receiver in one-on-one coverage in the Power Five. He also has the frame necessary to get the best of some of the lengthy and physical outside wideouts in the SEC.

Davis was one of the best cover corners in the Pac-12 last season. He had a career-high 15 pass breakups last season, ranking top five among Power Five cornerbacks.

If there is any possibility of Texas getting one of the 10 highest-graded cover corners in the Power Five last season with the type of length Davis brings, it is a no-brainer.