There's a recognizable face wheeling around Katy High School right now, as Texas Longhorns running back signee Kyle Porter recently underwent a "minor" surgery to repair damage down to his ankle during his senior season at the Houston-area powerhouse, according to the Austin-American Statesman.
In a rare interview, Porter acknowledged the surgery, but said that it should not impact the start of his Texas career:
If all goes as planned, Porter said, he'll soon get rid of the wheelchair and be available to run sprints on the Tigers' track team by the start of the postseason.
Set to enroll in Austin in June, the 2016 US Army All-American should be healed from the ankle injury that caused him to miss nearly four games and limited him most of his senior season.
Porter ran for nearly 5,000 yards and scored 75 touchdowns on the ground in his career at Katy despite sharing carries at times with Oklahoma signee Rodney Anderson. He's guy who can jump step, slide step, use his vision, hit the cutback, hit the open field and finish with good speed. Watch the first two plays on his senior highlights. That's real-deal stuff. With 40 catches in his career, Porter also understands how to contribute on third down. And he's tough after carrying the ball 643 times at Katy.
A consensus four-star prospect, Porter is the No. 272 prospect nationally, the No. 11 running back, and the No. 42 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He committed to the Longhorns on February 1 over the Horned Frogs and Razorbacks.