Quarterback prospect Tyrone Swoopes has been the face of Texas' 2013 class since committing last February, but he has something to prove after a disastrous senior season.
When Swoopes committed to the Longhorns, fans immediately saw the second coming of Vince Young. The comparison is understandable, as Swoopes and Young are nearly identical in size and bring rare athleticism to the quarterback position.
But Swoopes is not without his weaknesses. He is currently a below-average passer that completed only 42 percent of his passes last season en route to a 1-9 senior season. In fact, in the past year he has gone from being the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect to completely falling out of the ESPN 300.
This is no reason to panic, but Swoopes is going to need a lot of work before he is ready to play quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. And that is precisely what he is going to get now that he has given himself ample time to learn from new offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, who is a former Texas quarterback himself.
It will be huge for Swoopes to come in with a chip on his should and work to prove he is that one-in-a-million type of talent. If so, he could be in the discussion after his redshirt season.