While the Texas Longhorns have benefited greatly from the Baylor Bears losing star talents over the last few months, they will be losing one of their own in the near future. On Monday, 2015 four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome announced he would be seeking a transfer out of Texas.
He didn’t give a specific reason for his decision in his announcement, but he did say that it would be necessary for his career to continue it elsewhere. He played a minimal role for the Longhorns during his true freshman season.
Ryan Newsome, who was the No. 27 receiver in the country and the No. 32 player in the state of Texas in 2015, caught just four passes for 23 yards last year. He will have three years of eligibility left starting in 2017, if he decides to stay at the FBS level.
Losing Newsome could be a blessing in disguise for the Longhorns as it was believed they could have been at their 85 scholarship limit or possibly even over after taking on the four Baylor players this summer. Newsome’s departure will free up at least one scholarship for the team, according to the Austin American-Statesman.