Former Texas Longhorns running back Toneil Carter has found a new home.
After announcing his intention to transfer from Tom Herman’s program on Dec. 14, the sophomore announced on Tuesday that he will be taking his talents to FSC program Sam Houston State.
I’m Offically a Bearkat— T~Carter (@carter_toneil) January 15, 2019
Thank you Bearkat family for accepting me . I promise I won’t disappoint .
Now into my bag I go
Carter now becomes the fifth former Longhorns to head to Sam Houston State in the last five years, joining Jalen Overstreet, Jermaine Roberts, Derick Roberson, and Erick Fowler.
Once dubbed as a four-star talent and ranked as the No. 10 running back in the 2017 class, Carter provided flashes of his upside as a true freshman, though those flashes were few and far between as the Longhorns coaching staff struggled to solidify a running back rotation.
However, by the end of the 2017 slate, with Kyle Porter’s inability to impact Texas’ ground game and Chris Warren III departing from the program, it appeared as if Carter could emerge as a key component in the Longhorns rushing attack entering the 2018 offseason.
That, of course, didn’t come to fruition, and between persisting ball security issues and the arrivals of highly-touted freshman Keaontay Ingram and Cal graduate transfer Tre Watson, which shared ball-carrying duties for the Horns in 2018, Carter entered the 2018 campaign burried on the depth chart behind Watson, Ingram, Young, and even Porter, essentially eliminating any opportunity for playing time.
That reality, unfortunately for Carter, proved true and the former Houston Langham Creek star didn’t see the field at all last season, paving the way for his decision to depart from the program. Carter capped his tenure at Texas with 53 carries for 252 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. He also hauled in six receptions for 31 yards and one score.
Carter will have three years of eligibility remaining and he’ll be eligible to play immediately.