This summer, the Texas Longhorns have had great success using the college football transfer site.
Following a 12-2 season that included a College Football Playoff appearance, the Texas Longhorns lost a plethora of excellent players to the NFL Draft.
Fortunately for them, their success and ongoing continuity on the coaching staff have allowed them to prosper in terms of acquiring talent through the transfer portal. In addition to signing Trey Moore, a highly sought-after pass rusher from UTSA, and two great wide receivers in Houston’s Matthew Golden and, most recently, Alabama’s Isaiah Bond.
However, they aren’t done yet; according to a social media post, the Longhorns are also adding much-needed depth at linebacker.
Former four-star linebacker Kendrick Blackshire has announced that he will be moving to Texas.
Unlike Bond, who placed his name into the transfer portal after Nick Saban retired, Blackshire was seeking for a new beginning before the head coach stepped down.
During his three seasons at Alabama, Blackshire spent the majority of his time on special teams, but he also played linebacker sometimes.
While the Longhorns did return David Gbenda and stellar five-star freshman Anthony Hill, Blackshire will have a great chance to compete for the starting job or at least see considerable playing time.
As a recruit, Blackshire was rated four stars and received approximately 30 offers. He selected Alabama over Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, and Georgia, among others.
Prior to Blackshire’s addition, Texas had the No. 2 overall class in the country, according to 247Sports, as well as the No. 28 transfer portal class.