JOSHUA MOORE, WR: RETURNING
It wasn’t a video bundle as intensive as different Longhorns rolled out to announce their return for subsequent season, however Moore’s “To be continued” Twitter post on Jan. 7 confirmed the draft-eligible sophomore shall be again in 2021. After serving a suspension from sport motion for all the 2019, Moore returned with a bang and led Texas in receptions (30), yards receiving (472) and receiving touchdowns (9) in 2020.
AYODELE ADEOYE, LB: NOT RETURNING
Adeoye entered the switch portal on Jan. 8 after season-ending shoulder surgical procedure restricted him to solely two video games in his third season with the Longhorns. Earlier than foot and shoulder accidents derailed a 2020 season he entered because the No. 2 MIKE linebacker on the depth chart behind Mitchell, Adeoye was coming off of a 2019 season the place he recorded 45 tackles, three tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two move breakups and one interception in 13 video games (10 begins).
KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB: NOT RETURNING
At the least that is the way in which issues look proper now on condition that Ingram’s title appeared within the switch portal on Jan. 14 and introduced his switch to USC on Jan. 26. An ankle harm early within the group’s Oct. 31 win over Oklahoma State ended Ingram’s season, a marketing campaign the place he recorded career-low marks for speeding makes an attempt (53), speeding yards (250), yards per speeding try (4.7), speeding touchdowns (one), yards from scrimmage (353) and complete touchdowns (two). Ingram departs this system with 1,811 yards speeding in his profession (5.3 yards per try), 11 speeding touchdowns, 67 receptions, 515 yards receiving and 6 receiving touchdowns.
JALEN GREEN, CB/S: NOT RETURNING
Studies surfaced on Friday, Jan. 15 that Inexperienced was headed to the switch portal and whereas a number of sources instructed Horns247 that Inexperienced was nonetheless weighing his choices, the previous 247Sports five-star prospect from the 2018 recruiting cycle appeared within the portal on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 19 and introduced on Jan. 23 that he’s going to finish his college career at Mississippi State. Inexperienced performed in 30 video games and logged eight starters over three seasons with the Longhorns, recording 46 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception and 7 move breakups alongside the way in which.
JACOBY JONES, DE: RETURNING
Jones was anticipated to return to the group in 2021 and the previous four-star junior school prospect made it official on Jan. 19 that he could be returning for one more season, profiting from the eligibility freeze by the NCAA. Jones performed in 9 of 10 video games on the Texas schedule in 2020, recording 29 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one quarterback hurry and one move breakup.
REESE MOORE, OL: NOT RETURNING
Knee surgical procedures prevented Moore from making a dent within the offensive line combine within the 2019 and 2020 seasons. After enjoying in a single sport over three seasons, Moore entered the switch portal on Jan. 21 as a graduate switch, making him eligible instantly at Abilene Christian after he signed with the Wildcats in February.
DEREK KERSTETTER, OL: RETURNING
Kerstetter did not make an announcement that he was returning for a fifth season in this system, however his look in the team’s March 22 injury report released ahead of spring practice confirmed that he’ll rehab the ankle he injured late within the 2020 season and provides it a go in 2021. Kerstetter has performed in 46 video games for the Longhorns and made 37 begins in his profession.
GABRIEL WATSON, RB: RETURNING
Just like Kerstetter’s state of affairs, there was by no means an announcement made about Watson’s standing for the 2021 season, however he returned to Texas for winter conditioning and spring observe. The graduate switch from Division II Sioux Falls performed in solely three video games for the Longhorns final season. A full offseason in a Energy 5 program might assist him discover the shape he confirmed in 2018 when led the nation in speeding yards per sport (177.9) and speeding touchdowns (26).