3 new portal entrants Texas could target this week

It's been over 24 hours since the spring 45-day transfer portal window opened on April 16.
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While the pool of impact defensive tackles available in the transfer portal this spring isn't very deep, there are multiple options for the Longhorns to kick the tires on this week.

One of the recent portal entrants among the proven FBS transfer defensive tackles is former Kent State Golden Flashes senior CJ West. The big 6-foot-2 and 330-pound West will surely be one of the best transfer defensive tackles you see in the portal during the spring window.

West announced on his X account on April 16 that he entered the transfer portal.

A three-year starter at Kent State, West was a standout for the Golden Flashes defensive line as a Third-Team All-MAC selection during his senior campaign last season. West registered nearly 20 tackles for loss, 110 combined tackles, seven sacks, 60 quarterback pressures, one batted ball, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in four years at Kent State.

Last season, West was the highest-graded defensive tackle in the MAC.

West played roughly half of his defensive snaps as a true nose tackle. Texas needs to add a proven defensive tackle who can play over the ball at zero tech.

Since entering the portal roughly 24 hours ago, West has received offers from the Texas A&M Aggies, Arkansas Razorbacks, Kansas State Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, and Miami Hurricanes, among others.

West currently ranks as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the On3 transfer rankings among the uncommitted transfers this spring.