Breaking News: Top Talented Texas Longhorns DL enters the NCAA transfer portal

Texas defensive back Zac Swanson logs onto the NCAA transfer website
Throughout his two seasons with the Longhorns, the Arizona native had three appearances in games.

On Saturday, before the Orange-White match at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, word leaked out that redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Zac Swanson of the Texas Longhorns had filed the NCAA transfer portal.

After playing in three games over the course of two seasons, the 6’4, 282-pound player, who was on the White team roster for the final spring scrimmage, is leaving for the Forty Acres.

Swanson, a consensus four-star prospect out of Phoenix, Arizona’s Brophy College Prep, was ranked No. 374 overall and No. 48 among defensive linemen in the 247Sports Composite for the 2022 recruiting class. Early in 2021, Swanson received an offer from the Longhorns. A little over two months later, he committed to Texas over a total of fifteen offers, including those from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and Utah.

Swanson participated in the season-opening victory over Louisiana-Monroe while redshirting in 2022. He made a lone tackle against the Warhawks. Later, he played in 17 total snaps against UTSA. Swanson, however, only saw one snap of action in the 2023 season’s first game against Rice.

Not only did Swanson fail to generate any excitement during a crucial third spring, but he also faced more competition from the transfer portal in the form of former Arizona defensive tackle Tia Savea. Additionally, the Longhorns could add two more transfers to the position in the form of former Bruins standout Jay Toia and another former Wildcat, Bill Norton, who will both be present on the Forty Acres for Saturday’s Orange-White game.

Since the start of the spring transfer window, Swanson is the fourth player from Texas to use the site. With his departure, the Longhorns’ autumn scholarship total drops to 84.

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