4 transfer targets visiting Texas this weekend

The first weekend of portal visits starts now for Texas basketball.
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With the dead period lifting for in-person visits on April 12, Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry are hitting the NCAA Transfer Portal hard this week. Texas has multiple portal visitors set to make official visits to Austin this weekend.

Who is visiting Texas basketball from the portal this weekend?

The transfer portal will be a big part of the roster construction for Terry and the Longhorns staff during the offseason. Texas has to replace multiple key departures due to exhausted eligibility this spring, including all-time great scoring guard Max Abmas and the 2023-24 Big 12 Most Improved Player, senior big man Dylan Disu.

Questions also remain whether the Longhorns will get either sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell or junior guard Tyrese Hunter back for the 2023-24 season. The only Longhorns players who were core parts of the rotation last that already announced their return for the 2024-25 campaign are sophomore guard Chendall Weaver and redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick.

If Terry and staff can effectively rebuild the roster via the transfer portal during the spring window, this team should be a contender for the SEC title in their first year competing in the conference in 2024-25.

Texas has the talent coming in via high school recruiting from the 2024 signing class that could elevate the potential of this rotation next season in the SEC. Five-stars Tre Johnson and Cam Scott are immediate impact talents who will add elite scoring punch and quality playmaking to the two-guard/wing rotation next season.

The portal is one of the final pieces to the puzzle for the Longhorns to put together a roster that can contend in the SEC and nationally next year.

Here are four portal targets visiting Texas after the dead period lifts this weekend.