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Texas Longhorns OL Denzel Okafor Withdraws Name from NCAA Transfer Portal

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Tech

Senior offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has withdrawn his name from the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to Inside Texas. Anwar Richardson first reported the news.

Okafor entered the portal back on March 25. Okafor’s status is “withdrawn” as of this morning. Okafor joins linebacker Juwan Mitchell as the second Longhorn this spring to have entered and withdrawn his name from the portal.


When in the portal, an athlete who is in the portal can be listed as active, matriculated, withdrawn. Active means the athlete is still in the portal and weighing options. Matriculated means the athlete has moved on to another school. Withdrawn means he is no longer officially considering transfer.

Okafor has appeared in 39 games during his Texas career and started five. Okafor last started for the Longhorns in November in the road loss to Iowa State. But Okafor is one of the leading candidates to fill two openings on the offensive line in 2020. The three returning starters on the Texas offensive line include left tackle Samuel Cosmi, offensive guard Junior Angilau as well as Derek Kerstetter, who started at right tackle last season but is expected to move to center, replacing Zach Shackelford.

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