Texas freshman LB S'Maje Burrell enters transfer portal

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Roughly 24 hours after Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian announced that redshirt freshman linebacker S'Maje Burrell had been indefinitely suspended from the program, he announced his intentions to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. Horns247 was among the many outlets to report on April 10 that Burrell was no longer part of the program.

Second-year Texas football LB S'Maje Burrell leaves program, enters transfer portal

"We’re aware of the situation involving S’Maje Burrell and have suspended him indefinitely from all team activities for conduct detrimental to the program."

After the news of Burrell's departure from the program, he announced on his X account on April 11 that he plans to enter the transfer portal.

Burrell included thanked Texas and the coaching staff and said he has four years of eligibility remaining in his post on social media on Thursday afternoon.

This is the departure from the program that the Longhorns had so far this spring. Texas entered spring ball four players over the scholarship limit of 85. Burrell's departure brings the Longhorns down to three players over the scholarship limit late in spring camp.

Burrell was in his second year at Texas. He didn't play any snaps in live-game action during his true freshman campaign last season.

The 6-foot and 220-pound Burrell is a native of Fort Worth, TX, and attended North Crowley High School. He was Texas's fourth highest-rated linebacker signee in the Longhorns 2022 class in the On3 Industry Ranking and fifth-highest-rated linebacker in the 247Sports Composite.

Burrell committed to Texas in the spring of 2022 over offers from multiple Power Five programs including the Baylor Bears, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Florida Gators, Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State Buckeyes, and TCU Horned Frogs.

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