Texas RB Derrian Brown enters the NCAA Transfer Portal

On3 imageby:Sam Gillenwater04/02/24


Texas running back Derrian Brown has entered his name into the transfer portal per On3’s Pete Nakos.

Brown did not appear over his time in Austin after he originally redshirted in 2019. Now, after several seasons in the program and at the school, he is moving on from the Longhorns as a transfer.

A stroke back in his senior year of high school derailed his career in football. It required a brain surgery and forced him to have to learn to walk again along with other challenges. He eventually recovered from the medical issue over time and the program still honored his scholarship to come to The 40 Acres. Still, he never got on the field for Texas as he couldn’t receive clearance to play amidst his rehabilitation.

“Brown was another prospect where something out of Texas’ control cost the Longhorns,” wrote Joe Cook of Inside Texas back in May of 2022. He suffered a stroke during his senior year of high school, but his Texas scholarship was still honored. While he made an impressive recovery, Brown never suited up for the Longhorns.

Brown played high school football at Buford in Georgia. He was a four-star prospect there and the No. 236 overall recruit in the 2019 cycle. That’s according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He rated as a Top-20 RB in the class as well as a Top-30 player out of the state.

Brown was part of a class for the Longhorns that finished at No. 3 in the nation in On3’s 2019 Industry Football Team Recruiting Rankings. It featured one five-star prospect, WR Bru McCoy, as well as a collection of 14 four-star recruits, which included Brown. In total, the 24-player class finished behind only Alabama and Georgia in those ratings.

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Joel Klatt explains what he likes about Texas RB Jonathon Brooks in the NFL Draft

For Joel Klatt, Texas RB Jonathon Brooks will be a sleeper in the draft with what he showed him over this past season in Austin.

Klatt and Daniel Jeremiah each recently named three players to keep an eye on in the 2024 NFL Draft. Brooks ended up being one of those choices for Klatt as he just couldn’t ignore the impression that he made on him, both on and off the field, last fall.

“It’s hard for me not to go to guys that I sat with and covered. So, I’ll be interested to see where he goes. He’s not as dynamic as the top guys from last year but I think he does a lot of things well at this position, which you need to – Jonathon Brooks from Texas,” Klatt said. “I really like Jonathon Brooks from Texas. I loved his maturity when I sat with him, his leadership.”

With what he did show as a sophomore last year, Klatt sees a player that can eventually be a versatile weapon for the offense that ends up with him.

“He waited for his time behind Roschon Johnson and Bijan Robinson. Then all he did is roll out there and play like a savvy vet,” said Klatt. “Catching the ball out of the backfield, slashing running in between the tackles, hit some home runs outside.”

“I just think, like, maybe not (Jahmyr) Gibbs, Bijan-type of impact in his first year. But the ability to hurt you as a runner and a pass-catcher? He definitely has that,” Klatt said.