Texas softball senior shortstop Kaitlyn Slack will not return to the Texas Longhorns next year, Slack announced via her Instagram page this week, despite the NCAA possibly opting to provide an extra season of eligibility to spring athletes whose campaigns were cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak. Slack is currently one of six seniors on Texas’ roster.
More from the Austin American-Statesman’s report on Slack’s decision: “The daughter of a softball coach, Slack chose Texas over Alabama and Houston. The Liberty native then became a 139-time starter and consistent defensive presence for the Longhorns. As a senior, Slack was hitting .324 with a key homer in a 3-2 win over Utah on Feb. 14. Two years ago, Slack’s RBI single was the difference in a regional upending of Minnesota.”
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Former Longhorn great Colt McCoy has a new home as a backup with the New York Giants, where the veteran will help mentor second-season starter under center Daniel Jones.
#Giants have agreed to terms with QB Colt McCoy, source says. He stays in the NFC East.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2020
- Same goes for Texas ex and Pro Bowl safety Adrian Phillips, who signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.
A team source tells Yahoo Sports that Pro Bowl safety Adrian Phillips has agreed to a two-year deal with the #Patriots.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 19, 2020
- Texas football has offered 2022 safety Chace Biddle out of Garland. From Sports Illustrated: “[Biddle] is the No. 5 safety, No. 17 player in the state of Texas and No. 102 player overall according to 247Sports. Along with Texas he holds offers from SMU, Kansas and USC with the list almost certain to continue to rise over the next few weeks and months.”
- The Longhorns also offered 2022 athlete Jordan Hudson out Garland. From Sports Illustrated: “The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Hudson is the No. 19 wide receiver, No. 23 player in the state of Texas and No. 164 overall prospect in the 2022 class according to 247Sports. The Garland, Texas product already has offers from Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Arizona and Illinois State, though all those other schools are offering at wide receiver. Texas is the first to offer the dynamic speedster a scholarship to play cornerback.”
Blessed to Receive My 1st defensive back Offer from The University Of Texas I Wanna Thank The Longhorn Coaches For Making This Possible @TeamGrind @MikeRoach247 @TexasFootball @JayValai #HookEm pic.twitter.com/WZIilCeDsY— Jordan Hudson3️⃣ (@d1Jordan3) March 18, 2020