The Texas Longhorns have hosted two graduate transfer offensive linemen over the last two weeks — Calvin Anderson and Casey Tucker — and continue to evaluate players at the position.
The latest graduate transfer to surface on the radar of new co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herb Hand is Kevin Feder of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Hand recently followed Feder on Twitter following the 6’9, 302-pounder’s announcement on January 11 that he will transfer in May after graduating. Unlike most graduate transfers, however, Feder will have two seasons of eligibility, which increases his appeal.
Feder, for his part, seems to be doing his due diligence in assessing his options, as well — he’s followed a host of assistants and support staff, including coaches from Arkansas and Pitt.
A consensus three-star prospect from Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, Feder was slowed by foot issues through his first two seasons at Ohio State. During the 2017 season, he appeared in one game and looked buried on the talented depth chart of the Buckeyes.
Beyond having an extra season of eligibility compared to Anderson and Tucker, Feder is much less of a sure thing as a plug-and-play player given his injury history and lack of experience.
This one is still in the early stages, but if Tom Herman hears good things about Feder’s potential from Urban Meyer, there’s a chance that the Longhorns choose to seriously target the New Jersey native.