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Texas WR Isaiah Neyor intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal

A knee injury sustained in preseason camp in 2022 derailed what looked like a promising career on the Forty Acres for the Wyoming transfer.

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Texas Longhorns senior wide receiver Isaiah Neyor plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from On3, with two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6’3, 215-pounder was a overlooked consensus two-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class ranked outside the top 3,000 players nationally and as the No. 380 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Out of Arlington Lamar, Neyor signed with Wyoming over offers from Henderson State, Incarnate Word, and Western Illinois.

After redshirting in 2019, Neyor flashed in 2020 with eight catches for 248 yards, an average of 31 yards per catch. As a redshirt sophomore, Neyor broke out, capitalizing on the potential he previously showed as a deep threat with 44 catches for 878 yards and 12 touchdowns, ranking No. 8 nationally in yards per catch.

Neyor decided to move on from the conservative, run-heavy approach used by the Cowboys, entering the portal for the first time in late December 2020. Texas offered, as did schools like Tennessee and USC. The Longhorns and Trojans were supposed to receive official visits, but Neyor pledged to Tennessee in January without visiting before reversing course and choosing Texas.

In the Orange-White game that spring, Neyor flashed his deep-threat ability by catching a 62-yard touchdown catch from fellow portal addition Quinn Ewers and looked poise to complement star wide receiver Xavier Worthy until Neyor tore his ACL in the first scrimmage of preseason camp.

The timing of the injury made it more difficult for Neyor to work his way back into the rotation in 2023, especially after Texas added Georgia wide receiver AD Mitchell from the portal. Neyor ended up as the co-backup with redshirt sophomore wide receiver Casey Cain behind Mitchell on the depth chart, but failed to battle his way into the rotation, playing eight snaps in the season opener against Rice, catching one pass for 14 yards, before failing to see the field again for the rest of the year.

Neyor is now the seventh Texas player to enter the portal or announce plans to do so, joining redshirt sophomore wide receiver Casey Cain, redshirt junior offensive lineman Sawyer Goram-Welch, redshirt freshman cornerback X’Avion Brice, redshirt freshman safety BJ Allen, and senior safety Jalen Catalon.