SAN ANTONIO -- If the Texas Longhorns are going to improve their passing game next season, they'll do it with the two quarterbacks on the roster, and the two members of their 2012 recruiting class.
That's because there will be no junior college transfer.
There was a possibility that Bo Wallace (Scooba, Miss./East Mississippi Community College) could have been added to that list of contenders. He had an official visit scheduled for Saturday, but that was only going to happen if one of the quarterbacks transferred. And it appears everyone is staying put.
"Bo Wallace is no longer visiting anymore," a source inside the program said. "That visit was contingent on [Case] McCoy transferring, which we thought he would. But he has told us he is staying."
The source said McCoy, who alternated as Texas' starting quarterback with freshman David Ash throughout the season, informed the coaching staff that he was staying on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Neither Ash nor McCoy did much to solidify their positioning as the No. 1 quarterback heading into next season, although Ash did start the Holiday Bowl where he was named the offensive most valuable player.
His outing combined with the sky-high expectations of incoming freshman Connor Brewer (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chapparal), the No. 3 quarterback in the nation, and the intriguing possibilities of dual-threat Jalen Overstreet (Tatum, Texas/Tatum) led many to believe McCoy might look elsewhere.
However, another source within the program said that McCoy never informed the coaches of any intention on transferring and that the speculation took on a story of their own.
"There were a lot of rumors that went off on break," the second source said. "He did reassure the coaches this week that there was no truth to any of those and that he totally intended on coming back, and was looking forward to the spring."
As for Wallace, he was never being pursued as a replacement for McCoy.
"To be completely honest with you, he reached out to us and wanted to piggyback a visit," the second source said. "He was never offered a visit. He was never offered a scholarship."
That being said, Wallace definitely put up numbers to warrant a look from Texas. He set junior college single-season records for passing yards (4,606) and touchdowns (53) this fall, and was named the NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year.
He played alongside Texas defensive tackles commitment Brandon Moore, who has already signed his letter of intent.
Now that Wallace is out of the picture, Texas will likely shift its focus toward working with what it has. The Longhorns are unlikely to look for another junior college quarterback this close to the start of the spring semester.
"We told the Brewers the only way we would bring in another quarterback is if a quarterback left," the first source said when asked if Texas would look at another quarterback.
There are still a few positions that the Longhorns could continue to recruit, though, with Friday's decommitment of four-star wide receiver Thomas Johnson (Dallas/Skyline).
"I think we are in a holding pattern, waiting on [the nation's No.1 receiver] Dorial Green-Beckham, [LSU defensive end commitment] Torshiro Davis and [Florida State defensive end commitment] Mario Edwards," the source said. "We possibly could start looking at another wide receiver or defensive back now that Thomas Johnson decommitted."
William Wilkerson covers University of Texas football and recruiting for HornsNation.
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