Signing Day has come and gone, with the Texas Longhorns bringing in 15 recruits in their 2013 haul. Are any of them ready to start in their freshmen season?
It has been a recruiting season full of disappointments for Texas, whose No. 15 class ranking (according to ESPN) is its worst since being ranked No. 10 in 2008, its previous low, thanks to an unprecedented five decommitments.
Although the 'Horns did bring in five great recruits along the offensive line—as well as the possible quarterback of the future in Tyrone Swoopes—theirs is a class full of holes in several key areas.
But there is good news for this Texas program. It returns 19 starters from last season's squad and, courtesy of the 2011 and 2012 classes, depth should be a non-issue once the season rolls around. That means the trend of playing over 30 freshmen the past two seasons should be significantly cut down so the team can develop its young talent.
That said, a few members of this class should find themselves in starting roles at some point or another this season, even if not on an every-week basis. Following are the players that will start and what to expect from them when fall arrives.