The early portion of the 2024 offseason has seen Texas football reap the rewards of the NCAA Transfer Portal with multiple key additions at positions of need on both sides of the ball. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian have added four highly touted portal commitments since the December transfer window opened on Dec. 4.
Among the four portal additions for the Longhorns, the latest is the former Alabama Crimson Tide sophomore standout wide receiver Isaiah Bond. Bond committed to Texas amid his official visit last weekend (specifically on Jan. 14).
Texas football looking at another busy and fruitful week in the portal
Texas's three other portal commitments in this transfer cycle are former Houston Cougars sophomore wide receiver Matthew Golden, UTSA Roadrunners redshirt sophomore edge rusher Trey Moore, and junior safety Andrew Mukuba.
It will continue to be a busy week with portal recruiting for the Longhorns following a big visit weekend on the Forty Acres. Sarkisian and staff hosted three key portal targets for visits to Austin last weekend. Bond was one of the three portal visitors for Texas over the weekend.
The other two, former Alabama junior linebacker Kendrick Blackshire and Oregon State Beavers redshirt junior slot receiver Silas Bolden, also have Texas high on their lists following their successful visits to Texas on Jan. 13 and 14.
Here are three portal targets for the Longhorns who could commit to Texas this week.
Kendrick Blackshire, LB
Texas's top linebacker target in the portal visited the Longhorns and the Ole Miss Rebels last week. Blackshire made the trip to Oxford, MS, just before the visit to Austin on Jan. 13 and 14.
The Longhorns made a good impression on Blackshire during his visit to Texas last weekend. He hasn't really spoken to anyone in the media since the visit, but most indications from various report in this portal recruitment point to Texas sitting in a good spot for Blackshire.
Texas and Ole Miss are the two schools to watch in this portal recruitment. We're expecting a decision from Blackshire very shortly, especially since classes at UT began on Jan. 16.
If Blackshire is leaning toward Ole Miss, he would have a bit more time to announce since classes in Oxford begin on Jan. 22.