After news broke last weekend that Texas Longhorns redshirt sophomore wide receiver Davion Curtis will transfer from the program, the school officially announced the departure of Curtis on Thursday.
“After a lot of thought and prayer and talking things through with my family, I’ve made the decision to transfer from The University of Texas,” Curtis said in a statement. “It was a very tough decision because of how much this team means to me, but getting a new start is something I felt like I needed to do for my future. I love my teammates like my brothers, have made a lot of memories with them and I’m always going to be pulling for them. I want to thank coach Herman, coach Mehringer, coach Meekins and all of the staff for coaching me and helping me grow as a person. I also want to thank coach Strong and coach Traylor for giving me the opportunity to come to Texas. My path is leading me in a different direction, but I’ll always be a Longhorn.”
Justin Wells of Inside Texas reported earlier this week that Curtis will transfer to Tyler Junior College.
A former three-star prospect out of Temple, Curtis was a member of Charlie Strong’s final recruiting class in 2016. Curtis spent his first season on the Forty Acres as a redshirt.
Curtis then made his first career appearance last season during the Longhorns 38-7 road win over Baylor, but he didn’t record any stats or appear in another game throughout the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
Unable to make much headway on the depth chart throughout the offseason, Curtis became the third Longhorn to transfer since the start of fall camp, joining fifth-year senior defensive back John Bonney and redshirt sophomore cornerback Eric Cuffee.
Curtis has three years of eligibility remaining.