Texas Football: 2 transfer targets visiting UT this weekend

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Jamaree Caldwell, DL

The other portal visitor expected to make it to Texas this weekend was the former Houston redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jamaree Caldwell.

Bobby Burton reported on his Twitter/X account on Jan. 6 that Caldwell was "expected" to make a visit to Texas this weekend. On3's Gerry Hamilton also confirmed the interest between Texas and Caldwell and the possibility of him making a visit to Austin this week.

Caldwell also reportedly visiting Eugene to see head coach Dan Lanning and the Ducks this week.

Defensive tackle is the biggest positional need that the Longhorns have yet to address via the transfer portal regarding landing an actual commitment since the December window opened more than a month ago.

Texas and DL coach Bo Davis already lost two of the best defensive tackles in the nation to the NFL Draft early this offseason. Davis and the Longhorns are looking to add quality depth to an already potent DL rotation this offseason.

Caldwell was among the top-performing defensive tackles in the Big 12 this season. He ranked among the 10 highest-graded interior defensive linemen in the Big 12 and as the second-highest-graded run defender, only behind redshirt senior Texas defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat.

The 6-foot-1 and 325-pound Caldwell would hypothetically be an immediate impact defensive tackle if he ended up in a Longhorns' uniform in 2024. He is a top-notch interior run stopper and a productive pass rusher up the middle.

Caldwell ranked second on the team for Houston and led all Big 12 defensive tackles in sacks (6.5) this season.

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