Texas DB Tyler Owens enters NCAA transfer portal

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Texas is starting to experience some midseason roster changes, as junior defensive back Tyler Owens has decided to enter his name into the transfer portal.

The move was reported by Inside Texas on Friday. Owens has not had quite the impact as a Longhorn that he or the fan base were expecting. The former four-star prospect out of Plano, Texas has accumulated 13 total tackles and one start in his three seasons in Austin.

Owens has made a total of 27 appearances throughout his collegiate career, and was unable to crack a spot in the rotation this season. He saw limited action in five games making a couple tackles.

When he first committed, he was known for his elite speed. However, he was unable to find the field due to the safety spot being quite full. During this past offseason, he teased Twitter hinting that he may make the switch to linebacker like DeMarvion Overhsown did, but that never seemed to come to fruition.

Coming out of high school, Owens held 15 offers from schools such as Baylor, Houston, Nebraska, and UCLA. There are currently no predictions as to where he may continue his playing career at this point.

Players can choose to withdraw their name from the transfer portal, but for someone like Owens who does have immense potential and has rather found himself buried on the depth chart, that likely won’t happen.