Longhorn running backs considering transfer

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Kyle Porter Longhorns

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas running backs Kyle Porter and Tristian Houston will transfer from the program according to a report by 247 Sports.

Neither player leaving the Longhorns comes as a big surprise. Porter appeared in the first four games of 2018 but sat out the rest of the year to redshirt. Houston didn’t appear in a game in 2018.

Porter’s sophomore season was his most impactful year in Austin receiving the second most carries. In total, he rushed for 468 yards in three seasons.

With the potential departures of Porter and Houston, the Longhorns are thin at running back with four predicted contributors. Freshman Keontay Ingram will lead the group followed by sophomore Daniel Young, junior Kirk Johnson and incoming freshman Derrian Brown.

Sophomore Toneil Carter already announced his plans to transfer and is expected to enroll at Sam Houston State.

Both players are expected to graduate in May, so the graduate transfer option is available making both backs immediately eligible to play.

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