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Texas S Kitan Crawford enters the NCAA transfer portal

The Tyler product will use his extra season of eligibility elsewhere.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 02 Big 12 Championship Game - Texas vs Oklahoma State Photo by Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas Longhorns safety Kitan Crawford entered the NCAA transfer portal on Friday, according to multiple reports, intending to use his COVID year of eligibility at another program.

The 5’11, 200-pound Tyler product appeared in 45 games over his four year career, including a start against Kansas State in 2022.

Crawford made significant progress during his time on the 40 Acres, specifically in the two previous seasons. After recording a combined 12 tackles during his first two years, he amassed 25 and 24 tackles in each of the last two years after making the move from cornerback to safety.

He also recorded multiple pass break ups in each of the past two seasons and reeled in an interception in the Big 12 Championship game, the first and only pick of his Longhorns career.

Crawford was also a core special teams player for Texas and served as a gunner on the punt coverage unit.

The Texas secondary will look quite a bit different next year with Crawford departing into the portal along with Thompson, Jahdae Barron likely turning pro, and Ryan Watts facing a decision about his future. The Longhorns also saw several other defensive backs transfer out of the program in the current window, including Jalen Catalon, Larry Turner-Gooden, BJ Allen, and X’Avion Brice.