Report: Former Houston QB Bram Kohlhausen joining Texas as a walk on

Erich Schlegel

The Horns apparently will not pursue a graduate transfer like soon-to-be former Trojan Max Wittek.

The question of whether the Texas Longhorns would add another quarterback to the roster for 2014 received an unexpected answer on Tuesday morning with a report from the Los Angeles Daily News that former Houston Cougars quarterback Bram Kohlhausen will walk on at Texas.

Kohlhausen should have two years of eligibility remaining assuming that he does indeed end up at Texas, which is apparently still up in the air:

The 6'2, 193-pound Kohlhausen was rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals out of Houston Lamar in 2011, having chosen the Cougars over an offer from Utah. A pocket passer in high school, Kohlahusen was known for his arm strength and accuracy that was perhaps aided by his baseball background.

Kohlhausen attempted nine passes for Houston in 2012, completing four of them for 31 yards and throwing two interceptions.

Things didn't work out as a Cougar, however, as Kohlhausen was sitting at third on the depth chart before the 2013 season after starting fall camp in the pole position, prompting him to transfer to Los Angeles Harbor College.

Unfortunately for the Lamar product, things didn't work out much better in California, as his season was cut short after only three games by an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. As a result, he wasn't left with any scholarship options following the season.

The Horns are buying pretty low on a quarterback who otherwise probably would have had several FCS offers on the table if he had been healthy for a full season at Los Angeles Harbor College, but this move really amounts to providing some extra insurance in case of multiple injuries and serious ineffectiveness on the part of David Ash and Tyrone Swoopes.

So if there were any worries about the impact that adding a graduate transfer quarterback like Max Wittek might have had on the future of Tyrone Swoopes at Texas, that concern can be set aside at this point, as Kohlhausen is unlikely to seriously compete for the back-up job.

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