Another transfer wide receiver is set to visit Texas football following the conclusion of the 2023 season. Texas hosted the former Liberty Flames breakout redshirt junior wide receiver CJ Daniels on a visit to Austin last weekend.
The next reported transfer target set to visit Texas is the former Oregon State Beavers' speedy redshirt junior wide receiver Silas Bolden. Greg Biggins of 247Sports reported on Jan. 8 that Texas is one of the four schools Bolden scheduled visits to see early this week.
Texas football reportedly hosting Oregon State transfer WR Silas Bolden on a visit next weekend
Biggins will reportedly visit Texas this coming weekend. He's also scheduled to visit the Arizona Wildcats (Jan. 19), Washington Huskies (Jan. 20), and USC Trojans (Jan. 27).
This comes after Bolden reportedly talked with the coaching staffs for these four schools in the last few days.
The Texas offer was announced by Bolden on his Twitter/X account on Jan. 7. Texas officially offered Bolden a few days after his name appeared in the transfer portal (on Jan. 2).
Bolden doesn't have a firm decision timeline yet
Bolden told Horns247 that he doesn't have a timeframe in mind yet for when he wants to commit and enroll at his next school after entering the transfer portal early this offseason.
"Right now, I don’t have a timeframe in mind for making my decision. I’m just going to the visits and then see how it goes. So just playing it by ear right now."
He wants to find a school where he can make an immediate impact and fit the scheme naturally. Bolden is also looking to bolster his NFL Draft stock at his next school. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
Texas still looking for its next starting slot receiver
Bolden is one of the wideout transfers head coach Steve Sarkisian and staff are evaluating to be the next starter out of the slot. Texas lost starting redshirt senior slot receiver Jordan Whittington, along with its other two starters in the receiving corps to the 2024 NFL Draft.
The 5-foot-8 and 155-pound slot receiver is among the most elusive slot receivers who have entered the portal since the December window opened on Dec. 4 with proven Power Five experience. Bolden had a career year for the Beavers in 2023, registering a career-best 54 catches for nearly 750 receiving yards and five touchdown catches.
Bolden also displayed his versatility with two rushing touchdowns and nearly 100 rushing yards for the Beavers this season.
Bolden can also impact the special teams unit for the Longhorns. He was a dangerous weapon in the return game for the Beavers in the last couple of seasons. He averaged over 25 career yards per kick return and even took a punt return back for a touchdown this season.