After two seasons with the Texas Longhorns, sophomore wide receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps is going to transfer, as first reported by The Football Brainiacs.
Hemphill-Mapps came to Austin as a 3-star recruit out of Manvel, Texas. He was considered a top 60 wide receiver in the Class of 2016 and chose Texas over offers from Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma and several others. He redshirted his first year before stepping on the field this past fall. He played in all 13 games and earned three starts against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
He produced well for his first season, with 37 catches, the fifth-most by a freshman receiver in school history, and third on the team, along with 431 receiving yards. He also spent the season as a punt returner, including a 91-yard punt return for a score in the season-opening loss to Maryland.
But it wasn’t all roses for Hemphill-Mapps, who dealt with a couple of issues during the season. He was suspended for the first half of the San Jose State game for a violation of team rules and then suffered a knee injury against Oklahoma State, which limited his use over the next couple of games. In the Texas Bowl against Missouri, Hemphill-Mapps only caught one pass for two yards and had two carries for -7 yards.
Texas still returns its top two receivers in Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey, but Humphrey was suspended for the Texas Bowl. Also, there’s John Burt and Jerrod Heard, who both saw some decent run, coming back in 2018.
The Longhorns have a pair of four-star wide receivers coming to campus in Brennan Eagles (Houston, TX) and Alvonte Woodard (Houston, TX).