Texas Football: Predicting UT's next portal commit after big transfer haul

Texas football landed two more portal commitments on Jan. 16 to bring their total up to six early this offseason. Steve Sarkisian and staff are still targeting tight end, defensive back, and defensive line transfers to upgrade the roster in 2024.

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Jabbar Muhammad, CB

The next big-time portal target who is visiting Texas this week is the former Washington Huskies and Oklahoma State Cowboys senior transfer cornerback Jabbar Muhammad. Multiple reports (including from On3's Gerry Hamilton) confirm that Muhammad is scheduled to visit Texas on Jan. 16.

Muhammad is reportedly set to visit Texas this afternoon. He is also scheduled to visit Tuscaloosa to see his former head coach, Kalen DeBoer, and the Crimson Tide on Jan. 18.

The other school to watch in this portal recruitment is the Oregon Ducks. Texas and Oregon went in-home with Muhammad after he officially put his name in the transfer portal late last week. But a visit date has not been set for Muhammad to go to Oregon yet.

Texas must make a big impression on Muhammad during his visit to Austin on Jan. 16. The Ducks reportedly hold the pole position in this portal recruitment. Getting Muhammad on campus gives the Longhorns' staff a chance to swing momentum in their favor.

Texas has the proximity advantage here, as Muhammad is a native of Dallas, TX, and he went to DeSoto High School in South Dallas. His cousin, rising sophomore cornerback Malik Muhammad, also plays for the Longhorns.

This portal recruitment will likely come down to whether Texas can close the gap on Oregon's lead with Muhammad during his visit this afternoon. Alabama still has a shot here, especially if Muhammad makes it to Tuscaloosa in a couple of days. But it appears the Tide sit in third place right now behind Oregon and Texas for Muhammad.

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