By enrolling early, three Texas Longhorns have given themselves an extra offseason to get a head start on their college careers. In doing so, at least one of them has increased his chances of contributing as a freshman.
Blake Whiteley, Alex Anderson and Andrew Beck are Texas' lone freshmen participants in spring practice. Whiteley is the most anticipated after being rated as the nation's top junior college tight end, while Anderson and Beck each possess the talent to become impact players before their time is up.
By participating in the first offseason under the new regime, each has shown the commitment to advance that timeline.