Steve Sarkisian announced on Thursday that Texas wide receiver Jordan Whittington will return to the field against West Virginia.
Whittington had surgery after he suffered a broken clavicle against Oklahoma back in October.
Texas has missed the redshirt sophomore from Cuero in a major way. Since Whittington went down Texas has lost five straight games, and saw starting wide receiver Joshua Moore enter the transfer portal.
Having Whittington back in the mix should benefit both Xavier Worthy and the running backs. Adding a dangerous threat to the offense means some attention will be taken away from Worthy and opposing defenses will think twice about loading the box.
In five games, Whittington had 359 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He was to go-to guy for Texas in clutch situations, leading the team in third-down conversions before his injury.
Whittington will provide some much-needed help to the offense as the Horns look to end their five-game losing streak. Texas must beat both West Virginia and Kansas State to become eligible for a bowl game.