One of the two Schooler brothers has found a new home. Again.
The senior wide receiver announced his decision to transfer from Arizona, whom he just joined in the spring, after the Pac-12 announced it would not be playing football this fall.
His younger brother Colin, a linebacker who spent three seasons at Arizona, is also in the transfer portal.
Brenden Schooler never appeared for the Wildcats, but logged 477 receiving yards and four touchdowns in three seasons with the Ducks, while making the Pac-12 All-Special Teams First Team.
Texas has plenty of talent at wide receiver — there are 10 healthy scholarship players there — but there isn’t much experience. Combined with the recent loss of freshman Troy Omeire, the breakout player in preseason camp, the Longhorns evidently still had a need at the position.
What does that say about players like junior Brennan Eagles and redshirt sophomore Josh Moore, both of whom are expected to take the next step this season? Head coach Tom Herman and wide receivers coach Andre Coleman certainly want them to have some more competition, judging by this move.
Even if Schooler doesn’t end up receiving many reps for Texas at wide receiver, he’ll push those younger players and should be an instant starter on special teams who can provide significant contributions in that phase.
And that’s the factor that likely made Schooler’s addition an easy decision for the Longhorns coaching staff.