Texas Football: 3 portal targets who could commit this week

A busy stretch for the Texas football coaching staff in the NCAA Transfer Portal will continue this week as multiple transfers are set to visit the Forty Acres through the weekend.

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Jabbar Muhammad, CB

One of the most hotly discussed portal targets for the Longhorns early this week is the former Washington Huskies and Oklahoma State Cowboys senior cornerback Jabbar Muhammad. The cousin of rising sophomore Texas cornerback Malik Muhammad, Jabbar is considering the Longhorns among his top schools since he officially transferred from UW late last week.

Texas and the Oregon Ducks went in-home with Muhammad quickly after he entered the transfer portal on Jan. 12. Oregon's staff was the first to go in-home with Muhammad in Dallas, TX, last week. Texas went in-home with him on the night of Jan. 12, just a few hours after he met with Oregon's staff.

Oregon emerged from the weekend as the presumed leader in this portal recruitment. The Ducks have aggressively pursued Muhammad on the NIL front and as an impact player at a position of need that played well for the Huskies in two wins over Oregon in 2023.

CJ Vogel of TFB Texas/On Texas Football reported on Jan. 16 that Muhammad is expected to visit the Longhorns on Jan. 17. If Sarkisian and staff can make a good impression on Muhammad during his visit to Texas this week, that will go a long way to counter the momentum Oregon has built in this portal recruitment.

Texas has made it clear that it wants Muhammad in the portal. And the Longhorns are prepared to compete on the NIL front and with their pitch during his visit get Muhammad in the mix early this offseason.