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Texas OL/TE Andrej Karic enters NCAA transfer portal

The redshirt sophomore primarily served as a blocking tight end in 2022.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Texas at Baylor Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas Longhorns redshirt sophomore offensive lineman/tight end Andrej Karic announced his intention to enter the NCAA transfer portal last Tuesday.

With the transfer portal opening on Monday, Karic’s name was in it.

The 6’5, 306-pounder from Southlake Carroll was a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 364 player nationally and the No. 26 offensive tackle in the 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Karic committed to Texas in July of 2019 over 20 other offers, including Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, and TCU.

As a true freshman, Karic appeared in three games, including a start against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, filling in for injured starter Derek Kerstetter. In 2021, Karic remained a regular in the offensive line rotation, playing in 11 games and starting at right tackle in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma. After competing for the starting left tackle job this season, Karic lost that role to freshman Kelvin Banks and served as a blocking tight end in heavy formations for the Longhorns.