Texas offensive lineman Denzel Okafor (78) enters the stadium before a game against Baylor on Nov. 23, 2019 in Waco. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Texas lineman Denzel Okafor puts name into NCAA transfer portal

Posted March 25th, 2020

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Texas offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has put his name into the NCAA transfer portal and will explore his options, according to a team spokesman.

When reached by phone Wednesday, Okafor declined comment.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound junior has played in 39 career games and started five. He played in every game during the 2019 season but contributed mostly on special teams.

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The timing may seem odd considering sports have stopped over the COVID-19 outbreak, but recruiting continues. The Longhorns are also scheduled to resume classes Monday, although students will be learning in an online environment.

Okafor would likely be a graduate transfer candidate since he’s been enrolled at UT since 2016.  He has played in three seasons and redshirted in 2018.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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