Texas football: 3 more elite transfers Longhorns should nab after Quinn Ewers

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Quinn Ewers, Oklahoma football

Quinn Ewers, Ohio State Buckeyes. (The Columbus Dispatch)

By adding Quinn Ewers via the transfer portal, the Texas football program could be on its way towards being … back?!

After landing former five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers, the Texas football program needs to take advantage of its big commitment and keep hitting the transfer portal hard.

Though it is not exactly NFL free agency, it is the closest thing college football has to it at this time. What we have seen in the earliest years of the transfer portal era is there is no better way to turn a lackluster roster over than hitting on one player after another in the portal. If you need proof, look at how well coaches like Chip Kelly and Mel Tucker have done with this recruiting tactic.

With Ewers making his way to Austin for spring classes, here are three other high-profile players in the transfer portal Steve Sarkisian and his coaching staff should be in hot pursuit of during this cycle.

Texas football: 3 high-profile transfers to add after landing Quinn Ewers

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Eli Ricks
CB LSU Tigers

Eli Ricks is an extreme dark horse, but he could leave DBU for the other DBU

Admittedly, it is not very likely that Texas ends up landing former LSU cornerback Eli Ricks, but the Longhorns have to try. While Texas did recruit him out of high school, the Rancho Cucamonga, California native heard Baton Rouge’s calling. After hitting the transfer portal in late November, the three teams with the best shot of landing him are Alabama, Georgia and USC. What about Texas?

The good news for Texas is Ricks is no longer a candidate to go to Ohio State after many players in the Buckeyes defensive back room threatened to enter the portal if he signed with them. Given that many members of Sarkisian’s coaching staff used to work at Alabama, maybe Texas can be an extreme dark horse candidate to land his commitment? At worst, he will be seeing playing time.

Adding Ricks to the Texas defense would be awesome, but these two other high-profile transfers are more likely to end up going to Austin this offseason instead of him.

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