Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Trill Carter is moving on again — the Minnesota Golden Gophers transfer is back in the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer, Inside Texas reported on Friday.
On Senior Night in November, Carter received recognition as a December graduate.
The 6’2, 300-pounder from Georgia played in all 14 games this season, recording nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack against TCU that also resulted in a forced fumble.
In the Red River Rivalry, Carter looked strong, racking up two tackles and assisting on a tackle for loss, but other than grading well against the Horned Frogs, Carter’s performances were generally below average, according to PFF, leading to a 67.1 overall grade on defense, a 65.6 grade in run defense, and a 63.1 pass-rush grade.
This Texas defense has been a TOUGH matchup on 3rd downs and it has continued for TCU who is 0 for 6 today— Nash (@NashTalksTexas) November 12, 2023
Also nice sack from Trill Carter!!! pic.twitter.com/XdTbVM3ndu
Carter arrived on the Forty Acres Acres after appearing in 32 games with 24 starts at Minnesota, totaling 55 tackles (29 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception, and three pass deflections.
The entrance of Carter into the portal means the Longhorns will have to replace at least three defensive lineman with stars T’Vondre Sweat and Byron Murphy off to the NFL Draft with the possibility that the staff could look to the portal in an attempt to upgrade Carter’s roster spot.