Former Texas RB Savion Red transfers to Nevada

The versatile running back from Grand Prairie, TX, in the DFW Metroplex joins Jeff Choate and Nevada entering the 2024 campaign.
Savion Red, Texas football
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Former Texas football sophomore running back Savion Red has transferred to the Nevada Wolfpack, a move confirmed by Inside Texas' Joe Cook on June 20. Red joins multiple former Texas players who transferred to Nevada this offseason, joining new head coach Jeff Choate.

Ex-Texas football RB Savion Red commits to Nevada and Jeff Choate

Choate, the former Texas co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, left Austin for the head coaching job at Nevada early this offseason.

Red joins senior safety Kitan Crawford and former walk-on running back Ky Woods among the former Longhorns who linked up with Choate at Nevada via the transfer portal this offseason. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Red entered the transfer portal after spring football for Texas a couple of months ago.

After training at wide receiver during his first year at Texas, Red converted to running back to take advantage of his versatility and add depth to the RB room entering the 2023 season.

The third-year running back from the DFW Metroplex saw action in 21 games for the Longhorns over the last two seasons. Red contributed on offense and special teams for the Longhorns the last two years.

On special teams, Red returned a handful of kicks last season while contributing to the kick return unit as a blocker as well as the coverage units.

In 2023, Red registered 131 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown on 30 carries. He was often utilized in short-yardage and goal line situations in the "Redcat formation", picking up multiple first downs as the ball-carrier last season.

Most of the action Red saw over his nine games played during his true freshman campaign in 2022 came late in games. He registered six catches for 34 receiving yards and no touchdowns in 2022.

Red was a late-cycle flip for the Longhorns in the 2022 class. The three-star recruit from Grand Prairie (TX) High School in DFW was originally committed to the SMU Mustangs before the Longhorns offered him a few weeks before signing day late in the 2022 cycle.

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