Texas head coach Charlie Strong announces his 2016 recruiting class during a national signing day press conference in the Moncrief Athletics Complex at Royal-Memorial Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman

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Former Longhorn player disses Charlie Strong’s program

Posted February 18th, 2016

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After defensive backs Bryson Echols and Adrian Colbert announced their intent to transfer from the University of Texas football program this week, one former player took to Twitter to bash the program and the volume of players exiting.

On Wednesday, former Longhorns offensive lineman Rami Hammad tweeted “Everybody is leaving that place..More are to leave just wait on it. Hearing stories till today of people who wish they made the move I made.”

hammadHammad was a Mack Brown signee in the class of 2013 and came to Texas rated the ninth-best offensive guard in the nation by 247sports.com.  He transferred to Baylor in August of 2014 right before Charlie Strong’s first season at the school. In December of last year, center Jake Raulerson announced his decision to transfer on Twitter and landed at UCLA in January.

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One former player came to Strong’s defense. Detroit Lions and former Texas defensive back Quandre Diggs rebutted Hammad’s statement:

 

 

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