Texas’ latest transfer portal commitment comes with some rivalry spice on the side.

Jermayne Lole, a rare seventh-year college football player, entered the transfer portal last month. He initially verbally committed to continue his career at Oklahoma for 2024.

On Thursday, however, Lole decided to switch sides in the Red River Rivalry. The former Louisville defender is now committed to Texas.

What Lole brings to Austin

Over six years ago, Jermayne Lole was a 3-star strong-side defensive end prospect out of Long Beach (California) Poly. He got a late offer from Arizona State and signed with ASU to be a Sun Devil.

Lole made an early impact at Arizona State. As a freshman, he recorded 27 tackles, including 5 for loss, 14 solo stops and 3 sacks, along with 4 passes defended and 1 forced fumble.

In his sophomore season, Lole posted the best numbers of his career. Playing 13 games in 2019, Lole logged 71 tackles, including 10 for loss with 29 solo stops and 6.5 sacks.

ASU played a reduced schedule in 2020 due to COVID-19. In just 4 games, Lole recorded 24 tackles, including 17 solo with 5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.

The injury bug got to Lole the next two seasons. He missed all of 2021, his last year at ASU. He transferred to Louisville for the 2022 campaign, but played in only two games for the Cardinals before suffering a season-ending injury.

Lole returned to the field in 2023 for a Louisville team that reached the ACC Championship Game. He played in 12 contests, posting 19 tackles with 5 for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Listed at 6-3, 310 pounds, Lole gives Texas some size and experience from a defender who has produced against Power conference competition.