Texas Football: Touted Longhorns Who Will Finally Live Up to Their Billing

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Texas Football: Touted Longhorns Who Will Finally Live Up to Their Billing
Jody Gomez-US PRESSWIRE
Jordan Hicks could be ready for his breakout season in his junior year.

Texas football has a longstanding tradition of high-level players. This season is no different—the Longhorns have a few individuals who are poised for a breakout season.

In recent years, Longhorns fans have been graced by the talents of Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley, Brian Orakpo and Sam Acho, to name a few.

With one of the best coaches in FBS history, Mack Brown, Texas seems to never be short of individual talent.

Brown and his staff are excellent recruiters, posting top five recruiting classes in every season since 2009.

With a talented defensive line, anchored by Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat, the Texas defense should be solid.

The offense named sophomore David Ash quarterback. He will need to perform well every week with junior Case McCoy breathing down his neck.

Can Ash have a breakout year? Who will be the breakout guy on defense?

With the season starting Sept. 1 at home against Wyoming, here are some players ready to break out for Texas in 2012.

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