Heading into the summer, the Texas Longhorns have plenty to be excited about after going 8-5 in 2011. This will be year two under new coordinators Bryan Harsin and Manny Diaz, head coach Mack Brown seems revitalized and likely starting quarterback David Ash looked great all spring after his performance in the Holiday Bowl against Cal.
However, the real storyline that has fans and coaches alike buzzing is the arrival of this season's top-5 crop of freshmen, highlighted by record-breaking RB Johnathan Gray. Combined with 16 total starters returning from last season's bounce-back team, 2012's third-ranked recruiting class should help vault the Longhorns back among the best in the country.
Here are the members of this class that will have the biggest impact on the upcoming season.