Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns continued what has simply been a successful offseason in the transfer portal Tuesday morning, landing a commitment from Arizona transfer defensive lineman Tiaoalii Savea.
Savea previously entered the transfer portal last week after former Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch officially took the job at Washington.
A former four-star prospect out of high school, Savea originally began his collegiate career at UCLA prior to transferring to Arizona before the 2022 season. Across the last two years with the Wildcats, Savea has posted a combined stat line of 36 tackles, 7.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks along Arizona’s defensive front, as well as 22 tackles, six TFL, and 1.5 sacks during the 2023 season.
Savea is now the eighth transfer commitment so far this offseason for the Longhorns, as well as the second along the defensive line in addition to UTSA transfer edge rusher Trey Moore.
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Savea is now likely to be a key piece along Texas’ 2024 defensive line, which was likely a position of need for the Longhorns.