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Texas Transfer RB Savion Red Commits to Nevada


Former Texas Longhorns running back Savion Red has transferred to the Nevada Wolfpack, joining new head coach Jeff Choate, who previously served as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for Steve Sarkisian at Texas.

Red, a 5’10, 240-pounder, left the Texas program after spring practice with two years of eligibility remaining. A three-star prospect from Grand Prairie, Red was ranked as the No. 1,414 player nationally and the No. 107 athlete in the 2022 recruiting class by 247Sports Composite rankings. He switched his commitment from SMU to Texas in late 2021 and signed on Early Signing Day over offers from Kansas and Mississippi Valley State.

In high school, Red played multiple positions—quarterback, running back, and wide receiver—earning District 8-6A MVP honors in 2021. He passed for 857 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 1,367 yards and 20 touchdowns, caught 10 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, and contributed on special teams.


At Texas, Red started as a wide receiver, catching six passes for 34 yards in nine games as a freshman. He transitioned to running back in the spring due to increased depth at the wide receiver position. He became the fifth-string running back until a late-season injury to Jonathon Brooks elevated him on the depth chart. Red also played as a Wildcat quarterback, converting short-yardage plays and scoring a touchdown against Houston. He finished the season with 30 carries for 131 yards, including a career-high performance against Texas Tech.

This spring, Red’s weight increased to 240 pounds, prompting head coach Steve Sarkisian to suggest he trim down. Additionally, competition at running back intensified with the emergence of sophomore Tre Wisner and the arrival of highly-touted recruits Jerrick Gibson and Christian Clark.

Red was one of 10 Texas players to enter the transfer portal during the spring, with only edge Kris Ross and linebacker S’Maje Burrell yet to commit to a new team.

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