Webber, McGaskey elect to transfer from Texas

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Texas junior wide receiver Montre Webber and sophomore offensive tackle Aundre McGaskey have elected to transfer to another school in hopes of receiving more playing time.

Webber, a two-year letterman, played in 12 games for the Longhorns. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder saw action in seven games last season for Texas, producing two catches for 16 yards. He redshirted during the 2006 season and then saw action as a redshirt freshman in 2007.

"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."

McGaskey lettered last season, seeing action in 11 games as an offensive lineman and a member of the special teams. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder redshirted 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."

Texas coach Mack Brown praised both players as they left his program.

"We appreciate everything Montre and Aundre did for our football program," Brown said. "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."

Webber was considered a third-string receiver at the Longhorns "X" position behind projected starter Malcolm Williams and Dan Buckner. McGaskey was listed as the Longhorns' third-string right tackle in their pre-spring depth chart behind Kyle Hix and Britt Mitchell.

Both players obviously think they will have a better chance at playing time at another school. The Longhorns appear loaded at both of their positions and it would have been doubtful that either player would have seen any substantial action in the upcoming season.