Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman Buck end Kris Ross is not with the program, a team spokesperson told Inside Texas on Monday. The Texas roster no longer lists the 6’2, 263-pounder, but he has not officially entered the NCAA transfer portal.
A consensus four-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting class out of Galena Park North Shore, Ross committed to Texas in March 2021 over 15 other offers, including Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, and USC, among others. He was ranked as the No. 250 player nationally and the No. 33 defensive lineman, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
After enrolling on the Forty Acres in the summer, Ross appeared in one game while redshirting, recording two tackles against Louisiana-Monroe. As a redshirt freshman, Ross showed promise by starting the season as the backup to sophomore Ethan Burke at the Buck end position, playing in the first three games while making one tackle in the season opener against Rice.
In the Wyoming game to close the non-conference schedule, Ross suffered an elbow injury and did not appear in the last four games for Texas.