5 transfer players that Texas Longhorn fans should be most excited about in 2024

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While Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns have had some pretty big misses during the summer recruiting window, Sark prepared his team for its future in the SEC during the spring transfer portal.

The Horns are heading into one of the most competitive conferences in the nation but the team is filled to the brim with stars at nearly every position, many being elite transfer athletes.

As Texas fans get ready for a new conference, a new season, and a new roster, which transfer should the Horns be most excited to have on their team in 2024?

. Wide receiver from Houston Cougars. . 467. Matthew Golden. gold. . Matthew Golden. 5. player

Matthew Golden is coming to Austin from right down the road. He started his collegiate career with two seasons for the Houston Cougars where Golden became a standout receiver.

With 8 total touchdowns on 725 all-purpose yards last season, Golden could be a threat both as a receiver and a return specialist on Texas' roster.

. . Amari Niblack. Amari Niblack. niblack. . 4. 467. Tight end from Alabama Crimson Tide. player

Amari Niblack had an incredibly productive sophomore season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. With 327 yards and 4 touchdowns as a tight end, Niblack is hard to slow down once he gets his feet under him.

If quarterback Quinn Ewers and the Horns capitalize on Niblack's 16.4 yards per catch, he will be unstoppable for Texas.

. Edge from UTSA Roadrunners. . Trey Moore. 3. Trey Moore. player. moore. . 467

  • Junior, four-star transfer
  • 6'3, 235 pounds
  • 2023: 30 tackles, 14 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception

While Trey Moore doesn't have any collegiate experience at the Power-5 (now Power-4) conference level, his dominance at UTSA should translate well to the 'big leagues.'

As a redshirt sophomore in 2023, Moore had an incredible 30 tackles and 14 sacks, alongside a forced fumble and an interception. If he can repeat those numbers for Texas in 2024, he will be an elite addition to watch for the Horns.

mukuba. Andrew Mukuba. . . 2. player. . Safety from Clemson Tigers. Andrew Mukuba. 467

  • Senior, four-star transfer
  • 6'0, 195 pounds
  • 2023: 42 tackles, 6 pass deflections, 1 fumble recovery

A homegrown transfer, Andrew Mukuba was a high school prospect that the Texas Longhorns completely whiffed during his recruitment.

Raised in Austin, Mukuba started his career with the Clemson Tigers. While his stats might not seem like huge numbers, it's because quarterbacks are afraid to throw in his direction.

1. . Wide receiver from Alabama Crimson Tide. . Isaiah Bond. 467. bond. . Isaiah Bond. player

One of the biggest transfer portal snags in the country much less for the Texas Longhorns, wideout Isaiah Bond is expected to be a star for the Longhorns.

Over two years for the Crimson Tide, Bond averaged 13.4 yards per catch and earned 5 career receiving touchdowns. His smooth stride and top-end speed are nearly unmatched in college ball.

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