Arguably one of the more intriguing prospects that the Texas Longhorns have recruited in the past decade, quarterback Tyrone Swoopes is now on campus. But how soon will he be able to make an impact?
Hailed a year ago as the second coming of Vince Young, a rough 2012 saw Swoopes fall from the nation's top-rated dual-threat quarterback to falling completely out of the ESPN 300 as well as the Rivals 250. Now, as an early enrollee, he comes to the Forty Acres with something to prove and the time to do it.
The good news is that while his status on the recruiting landscape has changed tremendously, not much else has. He is still supremely athletic for his size, still has a howitzer for a right arm and still has as good a shot as anyone to be Texas' future at quarterback. It all depends how much he can absorb about the position.
But given his athleticism, Swoopes has a chance to immediately contribute for this Longhorn team even if he is redshirted. Following are the four scenarios in which he could do just that, ordered from most likely to almost impossible.