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Longhorns Land Linebacker Transfer Devin Richardson from New Mexico State

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The Texas Longhorns beefed up their linebackers unit on Sunday with the addition of Devin Richardson from New Mexico State.

The former-three star prospect signed out of the 2018 recruiting class and still has three years of eligibility remaining.

Richardson announced the news on his Twitter page.

 

Coming out of high school, Richardson, how went to Klein High School, chose the Aggies over New Mexico, Southern and Utah. Richardson redshirted in the 2018 season and burst onto the scene in 2019 with 69 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Richardson only played one game in 2020 and had 8 tackles.

The Longhorns have been looking to the transfer portal for linebackers all offseason and also landed former five-star prospect from Alabama, Ben Davis, a few weeks ago. So new head coach Steve Sarkisian knows this is a unit that needs more depth and quality to compete at a high level heading into the 2021 season.

The Longhorns wrapped up spring football on Saturday and now its full steam ahead to the 2021 season. Texas opens up the season Saturday, September 4th against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

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