The transfer portal has been the gift that keeps on giving for Utah State football under new head coach Blake Anderson.
And on Tuesday, the Aggies got another gift: University of Texas linebacker Byron Hobbs-Vaughns.
Hobbs-Vaughns announced his decision to join the Utah State program on Twitter, becoming the fifth transfer to commit to the Aggies since Anderson took over.
A three-star recruit out of Forth Worth, Texas, Hobbs-Vaughns did not suit up for the Longhorns in 2020. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, he played in 10 games and logged 14 total tackles, including 10 solo stops.
The 6-foot-3, 216-pound outside linebacker joins Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry, JUCO defensive tackle Aurion Peoples, and a pair of Arkansas State players — quarterback Logan Bonner and wide receiver Brandon Bowling — as the most recent additions to the USU program.
Hobbs-Vaughns wasn’t the only player to announce Tuesday that they are headed to Logan, however.
Former Aggie linebacker/safety Cash Gilliam — also a former Kentucky Wildcat — who entered the transfer portal back on Nov. 21, announced on Twitter that he is headed back to USU, saying “Can’t wait to get back to Logan, UT and go to work.”
Gilliam follows in the footsteps of wide receiver Deven Thompkins, who made a similar about-face on Dec. 30.
Thompkins credited Anderson for his return, saying “I believe in (his) vision for the team and I believe things are going to get back on track.”
If the recent rash of transfers to Logan are any indication, Anderson’s vision has proven enticing to many.