Texas Football: Comparing and Contrasting Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard

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Texas Football: Comparing and Contrasting Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard
Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
Is Tyrone Swoopes the future of Texas' quarterback position? Not if Jerrod Heard has anything to say about it.

Texas has a quarterback controversy on its hands, and it doesn't include David Ash or possible USC transfer Max Wittek. 

This particular battle will be between rising sophomore Tyrone Swoopes and 2014 recruit Jerrod Heard, two athletic passers that have each been hailed as the heir apparent. Beginning in June, their battle for the future of the program will have Longhorn fans riveted.

After his hotly debated freshman season, Swoopes enters spring practice as the favorite to be Texas' starter in 2014. That title could be short-lived, as the nation's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback Jerrod Heard comes on to begin his journey to the top of the depth chart.

Two highly-touted recruits, one shared goal. Who will eventually win out? After comparing and contrasting each player based on size, athletic ability, passing ability and intangible qualities, the results indicate that this season belongs to Swoopes. 

From there, it's all about Jerrod Heard.

All recruiting rankings and information courtesy of 247Sports.

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