After being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated, Marcus Davis has decided to transfer from the University of Texas. He had been suspended since his arrest.
The Longhorns aren't suffering from a lack of depth at defensive back and will lose only Deon Beasley, who did not play much this season. However, Earl Thomas could turn pro and both Browns will graduate after next season, along with the possibility that Aaron Williams could leave early. The loss of Davis will likely be felt the most when Williams leaves, as Davis was the likely candidate to replace AW at the nickel back position, crucial to the Texas defense as they face spread offenses every week. The Longhorns will now have to find a new replacement for Williams.
Davis' transfer is helpful in that it opens up a scholarship, potential letting the Longhorns add another player to the 2010 class, with the two main possibilities being Dallas Episcopal defensive end/defensive tackle Eric Humphrey or Lancaster's Tyler Stephenson, a talented and speedy corner committed to Baylor who recently called Duane Akina expressing his interest in the Texas program.
In other news, sophomore defensive end Russell Carter is ineligible for the game after bombing a final. Carter was not expected to play in the national championship game.