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.
Damonic Williams
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Damonic Williams
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Damonic Williams, DL

A recent transfer defensive tackle that the Longhorns are familiar with is former TCU Horned Frogs junior Damonic Williams. Rivals reported that Williams' name officially showed up in the transfer portal on April 17.

Williams is a no-brainer for Texas to at least reach out to and gauge his interest in checking out the Longhorns in the portal this spring. Any time you can get a proven two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention defensive tackle to campus for a visit (especially with how big Texas's positional need is at DL this offseason), you pull the trigger.

247Sports college football analyst Carl Reed Jr. reported on his X account on April 17 that Texas and the Oklahoma Sooners are considered the "early leaders" in Williams' portal recruitment.

Williams will reportedly take an official visit next week to see head coach Brent Venables and the Sooners in Norman, OK.

In the last two seasons, Williams was the defensive line anchor at nose tackle for the Horned Frogs. The 6-foot-2 and 320-pound Williams started every game he played since 2022 for TCU, registering 60 combined tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, 30 quarterback pressures, and 28 defensive stops.

Williams has proven to be able to handle heavy snap counts without sacrificing effort and productivity along the interior defensive line. He's one of only a handful of Big 12 defensive tackles with over 1,000 defensive snaps since 2022.

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