Jabbar Muhammad, CB
Another highly-regarded PAC-12 transfer that the Longhorns are targeting in the portal early this offseason is former Washington senior cornerback Jabbar Muhammad. Texas went in-home with Muhammad on Jan. 13.
Texas was the second school to go in-home with Muhammad in Dallas, TX, on Jan. 13, with the first being the Oregon Ducks.
Oregon is considered the leader in this portal recruitment coming out of the weekend. But Texas still has a legitimate shot with Muhammad with a critical next few days coming up in his portal recruitment.
Texas is scheduled to host Muhammad for a visit later this upcoming week. If Texas makes it to that visit without Muhammad committing to Oregon first, that gives Sark and staff a legitimate shot to counter the momentum the Ducks have built.
There are multiple reasons why the Longhorns are appealing to Muhammad for the final year of his collegiate eligibility. First, Texas is much closer to home than Oregon for the Dallas, TX. native. UT is just a couple of hours down I-35 from where Muhammad played his high school football at DeSoto in the DFW Metroplex.
Secondly, Jabbar's cousin, freshman cornerback Malik Muhammad, plays for the Longhorns.
The potential of Jabbar and Malik to start opposite of each other at corner in Texas's first year in the SEC is an appealing pitch for the Longhorns in this portal recruitment.