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Texas adds Notre Dame graduate transfer OLB Ovie Oghoufo

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Oghuofo joins a Longhorns defense needing to add depth on the edges.

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The Texas Longhorns added a piece to the defense on Tuesday with the addition of Notre Dame Fighting Irish graduate transfer outside linebacker Ovie Oghoufo.

At Notre Dame, Oghoufo saw the field sparingly over the last two seasons, with just 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 19 appearances over two seasons. He joined the Fighting Irish as a three-star outside linebacker from Farmington, Mich. Because of his status as a 2018 early enrolee, Oghoufo enters his fourth full offseason at the collegiate level.

Oghoufo comes to Texas with two years of eligibility and with the hopes of finding a place in Pete Kwiatkowski’s defense as an edge rusher. He joins the group looking to fill in the production of Joseph Ossai as the defense reloads with a new coaching staff, including LSU graduate transfer Ray Thornton.

Oghuofo will join an offseason program already in progress before Texas opens spring practice later in the semester.