Isaiah Neyor commits to Texas: Former Wyoming star WR shuns Tennessee in transfer to Longhorns

Texas landed a big transfer portal commitment on Thursday in former Wyoming wide receiver Isaiah Neyor. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from Fort Worth, Texas, chose the Longhorns in a Twitter announcement after initially committing to Tennessee in the offseason. 

A two-star recruit in the 2019 class, the former Cowboy hauled in 44 passes for 878 yards and a Mountain West-leading 12 touchdowns in a breakout effort in 2021. He was ranked as the No. 33 overall player in the transfer portal, according to 247Sports.

Neyor, who was also considering Ole Miss, committed to the Longhorns one day after visiting the program. He’ll join a receiving corps led by rising sophomore Xavier Worthy, who had 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. 

Here’s what Neyor’s commitment means for the Longhorns, Volunteers and the rest of college football. 

Texas is upgrading its offense

Texas’ offense finished seventh in the Big 12 in passing offense at 225.4 yards per game, and coach Steve Sarkisian made a quarterback switch from Hudson Card to Casey Thompson following a 40-21 loss to Arkansas in Week 2. Sarkisian then lured former No. 1 overall prospect Quinn Ewers from Ohio State to Austin following the season to compete for the top spot on the depth chart, while Thompson transferred to Nebraska. 

Clearly, Sark is trying to create a culture of competition that permeates through the locker room during the offseason in the hopes of building something similar to what he had as the offensive coordinator at Alabama. He’s doing this across the board, too, adding former Crimson Tide tight end Jahleel Billingsley over the weekend. 

Sarkisian knows that his offense needs a face lift and has made a concerted effort to hit the portal hard in an attempt…

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