With every new recruiting class comes a limited number of potential stars. Some will develop into superstars destined for leadership. Others will fill into their roles, and the rest will fall by the way side.
The Texas Longhorns' 2013 recruiting class brought in 15 new players, with two coming from the junior college ranks, but perhaps only a handful of them will emerge as the foundation of the team in the next few years.
With such a small incoming class, the Longhorns figure to be well-equipped with experience and veterans at a number of positions, meaning the incoming freshmen will have ample time to acclimate to a new environment before serving as pillars for the program in due time.
Here are five freshmen that may become the cornerstones of the team in the near future.