Katy product Kyle Porter is headed home to the Houston area.
After electing to enter his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal in late January, the former Texas Longhorns running back is set transfer to the University of Houston, where he’ll be eligible immediately. Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston was the first to report the news.
A former starter at Texas and key contributor throughout the early portion of the 2017 season, Porter saw only one carry for two yards in 2018 as Texas largely relied upon graduate transfer Tre Watson, true freshman Keaontay Ingram, and quarterback Sam Ehlinger to assume ball-carrying duties. As a result, Porter saw action in only four games last season, which allows him to retain his redshirt status and thus, a season of eligibility.
Prior to essentially being unseated in the rotation down the stretch in 2017, as well, Porter notched 83 carries for 261 yards and four touchdowns.
Throughout Porter’s entire three-year stint on the Forty Acres, the former four-star prospect totaled 469 yards and five touchdowns on 130 attempts
Porter will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Houston is set to return its top two leading running backs from 2018 in seniors Patrick Carr (868 yards), and Mulbah Car (325 yards). Quarterback and second-leading rusher D’Eriq King (674 yards) is back, as well.