With the Georgie Bulldogs winning the National championship last night the college football off-season is in full swing. That means big time players are hitting the portal and the Texas Longhorns are looking to hit the transfer portal to benefit off of those elite players.
Drew Sanders has entered the transfer portal less then 24 hours after losing the National Championship game to Georgia. Sanders is a former 5-star Athlete out of Denton-Ryan HS in Denton, Texas. This is a guy Sark and staff will most likely prioritize in the portal. Sanders played LB/Edge in his short stint at Alabama and was injured for a period during the 2021 season. Adding an elite, long, and athletic edge to this defense is just what the doctor ordered if you’re Sark.
This next guy I would say is a bit more of a stretch. However, if I was Sark I would definitely “kick the tires” to see if Billingsley actually has interest, which I think he would, having already played in Sark’s offense. Jahleel Billingsley is a former 4-star TE out of Phillips Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Billingsley recorded 17 receptions for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2021 for the Crimson Tide. Adding an experienced TE to the offense could help Ewers immensely.
Sanders is a guy you can blame Tom Herman for missing on but having a second chance to lure him back to Austin is something this staff can’t take for granted. We desperately need a stud pass rusher, and we currently don’t have one on campus. Justice Finkley and J’mond Tapp will help with that when they arrive on campus in a few days but adding another guy to that group like Sanders would be incredible for this defensive line group.
I don’t think Billingsley is as big of a need as Drew Sanders, but he is definitely somebody this staff will want. Like I said before adding an experienced TE is priceless is for a young QB in Ewers. I expect Sark and the Texas Longhorns to hit the transfer portal pretty hard this off-season and adding either Sanders or Billingsley would be a great start.
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