3 priority DT transfer targets Texas can land this week

Two transfer defensive tackle targets for Texas have already arrived for their visits to Austin this weekend.
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Things are moving fast for Texas football at a key position of need in the NCAA Transfer Portal since the spring 45-day window opened for underclassmen on April 16. Texas is looking to add at least one impact defensive tackle via the transfer portal during the spring window.

Texas football pushing for multiple transfer defensive tackle targets in the spring window

There is also the possibility that head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns staff look to upgrade the special teams unit with a transfer punter in the portal this spring.

While the portal can help the Longhorns shore up positions of need on the depth chart on each side of the ball, it is still a two way street. The Longhorns have lost a handful of players to the portal that they probably didn't want to depart the program but had to due to the 85-player scholarship limit.

Texas is already set to host multiple portal defensive tackle visitors on campus over the next week or so. The first portal visitor will be on campus this weekend to see the Longhorns in the spring game at DKR on April 20.

Here are three transfer defensive tackles the Longhorns could land in the next week or 10 days.

Bill Norton

One of two portal visitors for the Longhorns during the spring game this weekend who have already arrived on campus in Austin is former Arizona Wildcats senior transfer defensive tackle Bill Norton. The 6-foot-6 and 325-pound grad transfer Norton was the first portal defensive lineman who scheduled a visit to Texas this week.

Norton arrived in Austin on the night of April 18 for his multi-day official visit to Texas this weekend. Texas is heavily prioritizing Norton's portal recruitment as he could fill that need to get a proven defensive lineman who can play zero tech in the SEC this upcoming season.

Last season, Norton played for new Texas co-DC/LB coach Johnny Nansen at Arizona when he was the Wildcats' defensive coordinator. Norton is a proven multi-year starter who played one season at Arizona after spending four years with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Nansen already brought one grad transfer defensive tackle, senior Tia Savea, to Texas from Arizona this offseason.