Predicting Texas's next transfer commit after Jermayne Lole

Texas is well into double-digits with portal commitments in this class after landing Jermayne Lole on Thursday.
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Texas could be in the market again for a transfer punter after it brought in former Stanford Cardinal grad transfer Ryan Sanborn as a one-year rental to bolster special teams last year. Sanborn was one of the best punters in the Big 12, stabilizing a Texas punting game that was inconsistent at best in 2022.

There are a couple of punter options in the portal that the Longhorns could bring in to shore up the special teams unit entering the fall. Some of the names tossed around as possibilities for Texas to explore at punter, including Notre Dame Fighting Irish redshirt freshman Bryce McFerson, have already found new destinations via the portal this spring.

Among the punters with solid special teams experience in the FBS, one still available late this spring is former Eastern Michigan Eagles and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs senior Blake Ochsendorf. The grad transfer has one year of eligibility remaining.

Ochsendorf was one of the more efficient punters in the Conference-USA last season. He averaged 45.7 yards per punt, which led the C-USA and ranked in the top 20 nationally in the FBS. Ochsendorf also ranked top three in the C-USA in hangtime (3.98 seconds), net yards per punt (40.5), and longest punt (70 yards).

Per a post on his X account, Ochsendorf led the C-USA in punts of 50+ yards (17) and fair-caught punts (25).

As of the writing of this article on May 9, there isn't any confirmed contact that I know of between Texas and Ochsendorf. But if Texas wants to add a quality punter from the portal late this spring, research shows that Ochsendorf is one of the best available.

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