Linebacker Dalton Santos (6-2, 257), who played in 36 games with nine starts for Texas before missing all of last season with a broken ankle, announced on Twitter Tuesday he plans to become a graduate transfer to Louisiana Tech.
Santos' most productive seasons were as a freshman in 2012 (26 tackles, 3 TFLs, one start) and as a sophomore in 2013 (74 tackles, 10 TFLs, 7 starts). Santos played in 10 games in 2014 (12 tackles, one start) before suffering a head injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the season.
Santos joins DBs Adrian Colbert and Bryson Echols as well as OL Jake Raulerson as Texas players with plans to become grad transfers.
Colbert is headed to Miami (Fla). Echols is planning to go to Ariz State, and Raulerson is headed to UCLA.
In another development involving a recent Texas grad transfer, former Longhorns' TE M.J. McFarland, who spent his last year at UTEP, tried out for the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend and ended up signing a free-agent contract.
McFarland, a native of El Paso, caught 11 passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in his final year at Texas in 2014 before transferring to UTEP. But McFarland didn't play a single down of football for the Miners last season after testing positive for a banned substance.