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Grad transfer RB Gabriel Watson commits to Texas

Watson was one of the top Division II players in 2018 before missing most of the 2019 season due to injury.

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After Tom Herman decried the lack of depth following the team’s second scrimmage, Anwar Richardson reports that the Texas Longhorns have added graduate transfer Gabriel Watson on Wednesday.

With the Sioux Falls Cougars in 2018, Watson led Division II in five statistical categories including yards per game, yards per carry and rushing touchdowns. Watson was poised for another strong year in 2019, but suffered a hamstring injury in the opener against Concordia St. Paul.

According to Richardson, Watson is not set to join the team until Tuesday, the start of their fourth week of practice.

Watson becomes Texas’ fourth scholarship running back, joining Keaontay Ingram, Roschon Johnson and Bijan Robinson in the room.