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Texas DL Kristopher Ross enters the NCAA transfer portal

The redshirt freshman left the program in October and was removed from the roster.

NCAA Football: Rice at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly two months after leaving the Texas Longhorns program, redshirt freshman Buck end Kristopher Ross entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

A team spokesperson had told Inside Texas in October that Ross was no longer part of the program and the Texas roster no longer listed the 6’2, 263-pounder.

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 four games before he left the Texas program.

Ross is now the ninth Longhorns player to enter the portal since the transfer window opened in December.