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Texas Football Could Reportedly Lose Multiple 4-Star QBs To Transfer

An interior view of the Texas Longhorns football stadium.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view before a game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas football could have some upcoming concerns regarding its quarterback depth chart, depending on how this offseason plays out.

Last week, four-star quarterback Cameron Rising entered his name in the NCAA's transfer portal. Rising might not definitely leave UT, but this shows he is at least considering the option.

Then, a report from 247Sports' Chip Brown indicated that another Texas quarterback, former four-star Casey Thompson, was considering a transfer as well.

Both have different concerns about their potential fits and futures at Texas.

According to sources, Rising, a pro-style passer, is concerned about the structure of the Texas offense and current quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s 143 rushing attempts, while Thompson, who served as Texas' scout-team quarterback, is concerned about where he fits into the pecking order at quarterback.

Sam Ehlinger established himself as the Longhorns' clear-cut starter at QB this season. Shane Buechele, who was the team's starter in 2016 and for half of 2017, could return in 2019 but also might consider a graduate transfer.

Buechele redshirted this season, appearing in only two games. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

If Texas loses Buechele, Rising and Thompson to transfer, that would leave Ehlinger and incoming freshman Roschon Johnson as the only quarterbacks on the roster for next season.