Predicting Texas's next transfer commit after Jay'Vion Cole

Texas is still in the market for a defensive tackle in the portal late this spring.
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Texas football landed its second commitment from the NCAA Transfer Portal since spring ball concluded on April 20. On May 5, former San Jose State Spartans sophomore transfer cornerback Jay'Vion Cole committed to Texas over the Auburn Tigers.

Texas football probably not done adding players in the portal this offseason

Cole announced his commitment to the Longhorns just 24 hours after his multi-day official visit to Texas concluded on May 4. He was supposed to take an official visit to Auburn starting May 7. But he committed to Texas a couple of days before that visit was scheduled to begin early next week.

Texas added valuable depth and proven experience to the cornerback room after the late-spring departure of junior corner Terrance Brooks to the transfer portal last week.

After landing Cole, the Longhorns still have a few remaining scholarship spots before they hit the roster limit of 85. Texas can use those remaining scholarship spots to address needs at defensive tackle, special teams, and potentially linebacker after the portal window closed on May 2.

Here's a prediction of the next transfer to commit to the Longhorns after Cole on May 5.

Jay'viar Suggs, DL

If Texas addresses any remaining positional need late this spring in the transfer portal, it should be at defensive tackle. Texas whiffed on its latest defensive tackle portal recruitment since the conclusion of spring ball, with Damonic Williams committing to Oklahoma earlier this week.

Defensive tackle is a premium position in the transfer portal. And there aren't many quality defensive tackles available at this point of the offseason.

Texas is looking for someone who can play over the football while also adding depth and versatility to the interior defensive line rotation. A candidate that could check some of those boxes for the iDL rotation for this upcoming season from the portal late this spring is former Division II Grand Valley State transfer Jay'viar Suggs.

The 6-foot-3 and 285-pound sophomore defensive tackle Suggs has already received interest from the likes of the Michigan Wolverines, Florida State Seminoles, Arkansas Razorbacks, and Oklahoma, among many other P5 schools.

Suggs played most of his snaps as a 2i and three-technique at defensive tackle for Grand Valley State. Since 2022, he's registered over 40 combined tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and eight sacks.