It didn’t take long for the Texas football team to benefit from the portal.
Two days after the NCAA transfer portal officially opened, junior Minnesota defensive lineman DeAngelo “Trill” Carter announced on social media that he’ll join the Longhorns. A 6-foot-2, 300-pound tackle from Lee County, Ga., he has two years of eligibility remaining after starting 24 games over the past two seasons.
Carter earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition in 2022 after collecting 19 tackles, two tackles for a loss and 1½ sacks.
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According to Carter, he’s welcoming the heat that comes with playing for the Longhorns — literally.
“Great atmosphere, great environment and warm weather,” Carter told Inside Texas. “Tired of playing in Big Ten. Too cold. I think I can really help in Austin.”
Carter should immediately help the rotation in the interior of the defensive line while adding even more experience to a veteran position. Byron Murphy II, a 6-foot-1, 300-pound junior, has played in 25 career games and looks poised for a breakout season while 6-4, 355-pound senior T’Vondre Sweat returns as one of Texas’ most experienced players with 48 career games.
Alfred Collins, a 6-4, 315-pound senior, also should see action on the inside after amassing 60 tackles in 34 games over his previous three seasons. Vernon Broughton, a 6-4, 300-pound junior, has played in 24 games over the past two years.
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The spring transfer notification window has been moved from May 1-15 to April 15-30 in order to align more closely with spring football, so players have until the end of the month to announce any decision to leave their current school. Players can select a new school at any time.
Texas has had three players announce their decision to enter the portal: freshman receiver Brenen Thompson, freshman edge rusher Derrick Brown and freshman linebacker Trevell Johnson.
Last week, Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said the transfer portal “is part of the college landscape now.”
“I like building our program from the foundation, from the ground up,” he said. “And I think that not only is that physical development, I think that’s cultural development. I think that’s getting guys buying into who we are, what we do, and why we do it.
“But sometimes, things come up to where, for a variety of reasons, there’s a specific position where you maybe have some attrition. So you’re trying to create some depth and some opportunity there to be the best team that you can have. So we’re very specific when we go into the portal.”
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