Texas DT Jordan Elliott Announces He Will Transfer

It appears the Texas Longhorns will lose a former highly-touted recruit. Sophomore DT Jordan Elliott will transfer from Texas, according to a post on his snapchat captured by Inside Texas writer Justin Wells. 

The move to leave Texas, as Elliott implies, is driven by the coaches who recruited Elliott no longer being at Texas. Both head coach Charlie Strong and defensive line coach Brick Haley are gone. 

Elliott was expected to compete for playing time for Texas this year. He didn't play much last year, in part because of an MCL injury, recording eight tackles and 1.5 TFLs. 

Elliott was a heavily-recruited prospect. He was the No. 115 overall recruit and an Army All-American out of Texas. The loss of the former four-star recruit leaves Texas a bit thin up front. Four other defensive tackles from the 2016 class, Gerald Wilbon, Chris Daniels, Marcel Southall and D’Andre Christmas, will now be counted on to step up. 

The schools Elliott is interested in are not yet known. 

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