3 new transfer targets Texas has scouted this week

Texas has some late-spring cycle transfer portal targets they're contacting with this window closing in a few days.
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Late in the spring NCAA Transfer Portal 45-day window, Texas football has made it known which positions they're prioritizing. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian are looking to add at least one more impact defensive tackle to shore up the depth along the front seven entering the SEC this upcoming season.

Late-spring transfer targets emerging for Texas football

The Longhorns are also potentially looking to add a big-time cornerback transfer to replace some of the depth lost with recent portal departures in the last week or so. Texas lost two experienced upperclassmen defensive backs to the portal in the last week, junior cornerback Terrance Brooks and junior nickel Austin Jordan.

There is also the chance that the Longhorns hold tight with the current group of corners they have on campus post-spring ball. Texas coaches have echoed a sentiment of confidence regarding the personnel they have in the cornerback room late this spring.

Here's a look at three new transfer targets the Longhorns have kicked the tires on in the last week.

Derrick Harmon, DT

Hands down, Texas's top priority among transfer defensive tackles this spring is the former TCU Horned Frogs junior defensive lineman Damonic Williams. Texas hosted Williams for a multi-day official visit last week, which was a successful trip that "checked all the boxes" for the two-time All-Big 12 Honorable Mention defensive lineman.

If something doesn't work out for the Longhorns to get Williams from the portal during the spring window, two other former Michigan State Spartans transfer defensive tackles could be the top targets for the defensive staff.

On Texas Football's Gerry Hamilton reported on April 26 (premium content) that the Longhorns have contacted former Michigan State junior transfer defensive tackle Derrick Harmon. The big 6-foot-5 and 330-pound defensive tackle is someone the Longhorns are monitoring, depending on what happens with Williams' possible midweek announcement upcoming in the next few days.

Harmon spent three seasons at Michigan State before entering the portal during the spring transfer window this offseason. He started 15 of the over two dozen games he played at Michigan State since 2021.

He registered over 70 combined tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, 37 quarterback pressures, two batted balls, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in his career at Michigan State.

Harmon has the size to give the Longhorns decent reps over the ball in the SEC this upcoming season, which is a dire need the staff has pinpointed during the spring portal window.