Could a former Longhorn be headed to Alabama?
Traylon Shead, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound tailback, was granted an unconditional release from his Texas scholarship last year when he opted to transfer. He redshirted his freshman year in 2010 and only saw action on special teams in 2011, and with UT comfortable at running back, Shead knew he needed to look elsewhere for playing time.
After leaving UT last fall, Shead enrolled at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas. He will graduate this coming December and look to transfer to a Division I school in January.
So where will Shead, who was rated a four-star running back by Scout.com and finished his high school career at Cayuga (Texas) as the state's all-time leader in touchdowns (141) and was second all-time in rushing yards (10,291), go?
"I've talked to a couple coaches and have a couple scholarships on the table," Shead said.
He mentioned a lot of the contact with these schools is coming through Navarro.
Asked if any SEC schools were on the table, Shead said, "There are a couple."
He also said that some schools showing interest recruited him back in high school. He had offers from Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M. There have also been other reports out that he's interested in Colorado.
Shead has filled out a questionnaire from Alabama, but wouldn't go into further detail as to whether there is interest on both sides.
Shead doesn't have any leaders right now, but said he spoke with a couple of schools during the spring and wants to wait it out all through the fall and see what other offers pop up.
Wherever Shead ends up, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
"I want to come in and be an impact player as far as a running force," he said.
Despite Shead being quite mum on recruiting and not wanting to name which schools he has been talking to, stay tuned on this one.
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