3 top transfer targets Texas can land in May

Texas still has a handful of potential transfer portal targets it can land to fill the remaining scholarship spots on the roster in May.
Jay'Vion Cole
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Jay'Vion Cole
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Jay'Vion Cole, CB

The portal visitor on campus as I'm writing this article for the Longhorns early this weekend is the former San Jose State Spartans sophomore transfer cornerback Jay'Vion Cole. The reigning PFF First-Team All-Mountain West cornerback Cole arrived for his multi-day official visit to Texas on May 2.

Cole is also scheduled to officially visit Auburn from May 7-9. Inside Texas' Justin Wells reported on May 3 (paid content) that Texas and Auburn are the only two schools Cole is currently planning visits to before he's ready to announce.

It sounds like the visit is going well so far since Cole arrived in Austin roughly 24 hours ago.

Texas is targeting Cole to help fill the absence in depth in the cornerback room following the departure of junior corner Terrance Brooks to the portal last week. Cole is a quality corner transfer who is probably Texas's best option to shore up the cornerback position (which struggled in the spring game) entering the SEC this coming season.

Cole was one of the 10 highest graded Group of Five cornerbacks last season. He ranked second in the Mountain West in pass breakups (10) and tied for sixth in interceptions (three). Cole's top-end speed also tops that of Brooks, which means the Longhorns could be getting better deep ball coverage at the position if they can land the San Jose State transfer late this spring.

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