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Texas LB Caleb Johnson Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

A Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Texas' football program received unfortunate news this week involving former three-star recruit Caleb Johnson. The Vista Murrieta product officially entered the NCAA transfer portal.

It's tough news for the defense as it prepares for a potential shootout with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. However, the JUCO linebacker never got the chance to make an impact on the field due to a shoulder injury.

Joe Cook of InsideTexas.com is reporting that Johnson entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday.

According to 247Sports, the news of Johnson entering the transfer portal comes as a shock to the coaching staff. On the flip side, it sounds like he didn't feel comfortable at Texas.

Johnson was a former No. 39 recruit from the JUCO level, per 247Sports.

Entering the transfer portal doesn't necessarily mean Johnson will leave the Longhorns. He's simply keeping all his options open after the first three games of the season.

Considering that Johnson hasn't seen the field yet in Austin, it wouldn't be surprising if he does pursue an opportunity elsewhere. Texas still has Jeffrey McCulloch and David Gbenda ahead of him on the depth chart.

We should find out in the near future if Johnson is going to remain with Texas or transfer to another program.