Predicting Texas's first transfer departure of the spring

Texas football is currently four players above the scholarship limit on the roster this spring camp.
Juan Davis, Texas football
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J'Mond Tapp, Texas football
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J'Mond Tapp, EDGE

A group of players to watch for the Longhorns who could enter the transfer portal during the spring window are always those third and fourth-year players who aren't getting clear paths to playing time on the depth chart at their respective positions.

One of those position groups with a lot of depth and talent in numbers among the scholarship players this spring is edge rusher. Texas has recruited and developed talent well at the EDGE position over the last 18 months or so, creating some major competition on the two-deep in camp this spring.

After the additions of true freshman early enrollees Colin Simmons and Zina Umeozulu along with UTSA redshirt junior transfer Trey Moore early this offseason, Texas goes 10 deep for scholarship players at EDGE. This is another group that has been pinpointed as one that could expect some level of attrition with the portal during the spring window.

Among that group of third and/or fourth-year players who don't have the clearest paths to playing time entering this upcoming season is probably just redshirt sophomore EDGE J'Mond Tapp. The former blue-chip recruit from Louisiana, Tapp is one of those talented EDGE players who is fighting to even get second and third-team reps at his position group this spring.

Since Texas potentially goes four-deep at buck and jack this spring at the EDGE position, a talented player getting edged out on the two-deep by some further-along underclassmen like Tapp could be in a tough spot after spring ball.