Breaking News: Another Texas Longhorn Top CB Star Confirm He Wants To Leave

Terrance Brooks, a CB from Texas, will use the NCAA transfer portal.
For the first time this offseason, the Longhorns lose badly against the portal.

After the Orange-White game on Saturday, head coach Steve Sarkisian had exit meetings. On Tuesday, Terrance Brooks, a cornerback for the Texas Longhorns, declared his intention to use the NCAA transfer portal.

Brooks is still eligible for two seasons.

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Brooks—a unanimous four-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting class—was rated as the 83rd best player in the country and the 10th best cornerback. A top Texas target for the duration of the cycle after Sarkisian’s arrival in Austin, Brooks chose Ohio State in the summer of 2021 following the Buckeyes’ intense recruitment campaign. In less than two weeks, Brooks received an offer from Ohio State, visited Columbus for an official visit, and made his commitment. After a disastrous 5-7 first season under Sarkisian, the Longhorns persisted in their pursuit of the 6’0, 209-pound player, and were able to flip him on Early Signing Day in a major coup.

Before establishing himself as a full-time starter in 2023 and tallying 20 tackles (13 solo), three interceptions, and six pass breakups in his nine games as a rookie, Brooks started three of those nine games.


According to PFF, Brooks graded out as a below-average defender in coverage despite the big plays. Brooks had above-average grades in victories over Texas Tech and BYU, but he was subpar in a number of other games, such as the College Football Playoffs Sugar Bowl loss to Washington, where he gave up two catches for 101 yards. Throughout the season, Brooks gave up 352 yards on 20 receptions and two scores.

During the Orange-White game, Brooks’ most famous play was when he seemed to break the coverage on wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr. during Arch Manning’s 75-yard touchdown pass.

Hence, despite Brooks’s projection as the starting boundary cornerback this season, his impact plays in 2023, and his certainty as a tackler, he struggled in coverage, possibly partly because of his subpar speed.

Texas chased former Washington cornerback Jabbar Muhammad during the winter transfer window; Muhammad signed with Oregon, indicating that the coaching thought it would be perfect to enhance the boundary position.

It is now necessary to add a player of at least starting caliber, if not proven depth.

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