May 22, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two Longhorn football players have elected to transfer, junior wide receiver Montre Webber and sophomore offensive tackle Aundre McGaskey confirmed on Friday. Both players cited the desire to seek more playing time as their reasons for transferring.
"It was a very difficult decision, but one I feel is in my best interest," Webber said. "If I want to have an opportunity to play more, my best chance is to transfer. Everyone has been very supportive at Texas and I'll always be pulling for them."
A two-year letterman, Webber played in 12 career games at Texas. He played in seven games in 2008, catching two passes for 16 yards. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Webber redshirted in 2006 before seeing his first action in 2007.
"I really enjoyed my experience at Texas," McGaskey said. "I liked my teammates and the city of Austin. I wanted to graduate from Texas and will still support the Longhorns, but it didn't look like the playing time was going to be there, so I felt like I needed to move on."
A third-year sophomore, McGaskey lettered in 2008, playing in 11 games at offensive tackle or on special teams. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound McGaskey redshirted in 2007.
"We appreciate everything Montre and Aundre did for our football program," said head coach Mack Brown. "They are nice young men who told us they had a great experience but felt the best opportunity for more playing time was to transfer. We wish them the best of luck in the future."