Former Texas DB Tyler Owens to transfer to Texas Tech

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Former Texas defensive back Tyler Owens has found a new home after entering the transfer portal in October.

The former four-star from the dreaded class of 2019, which has seen an absurd amount of attrition, was unable to ever truly crack the rotation. He mostly contributed on special teams, but did see one start during his time as a Longhorn.

He will be staying in-state, and even the same conference, as it was reported on Wednesday that he will transfer to Texas Tech. He will play for new head coach Joey McGuire who has hit the recruiting trail hard ever since taking the job as the Red Raiders new man in charge.

Owens at one point even flirted with the possibility of moving to linebacker in the offseason like DeMarvion Overshown, who was also once a defensive back. However, the move never came and for the third straight year he found himself buried on the depth chart.

As a Longhorn, Owens recorded 13 total tackles and one pass deflection. He will look to make an impression for McGuire this offseason in hopes of carving out a bigger role, and he will be immediately eligible due to the one-time transfer rule.