Texas lineman Brandon Hodges during first half action at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas on Friday, November 25, 2016. James Gregg/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Former Texas lineman Brandon Hodges headed to Pitt

Posted July 25th, 2017

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Former Texas offensive guard Brandon Hodges will finish his collegiate career at Pittsburgh.

“Next stop!,” Hodges tweeted on Tuesday. He’s certainly cutting it close. The Panthers’ first workout is Tuesday.

Hodges did not complete spring drills with the Longhorns as the school said he was “focusing on academics.” Then, Hodges announced in mid-June he was leaving and would be a graduate transfer elsewhere.

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The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder started nine games at right tackle last season.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has been looking for all sorts of graduate transfers to fill various roles. “We’re gonna welcome grad transfers if they’re available, if they’re the right guys, and there’s always a chance to get another one,” Narduzzi said at ACC media days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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

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