Commits: Jordan Stevenson, Tristian Houston, Kirk Johnson
The only thing holding Texas back from a perfect score here is its lack of a power runner. Then again, Kirk Johnson could emerge as the every-down solution if he keeps it up.
Jordan Stevenson was Texas' first commit at the position back in October. The 5'8" prospect brings elite speed and quickness, running a 4.37 at last year's Dallas Nike Football Training Camp, according to SB Nation's Wescott Eberts.
Fellow commit Tristian Houston, who joined the class last month, also projects as more of speed back but with less explosiveness than Stevenson.
The player to watch here is the one with the lowest composite rating of this group, Kirk Johnson. Son of Longhorn legend Johnnie Johnson, the 6'0", 191-pound athlete was named the SPARQ MVP at the Oakland NFTC after posting a 4.57 40, a 4.00 time in the shuttle and a 35.8-inch vertical leap. According to Eberts, all of those marks were improvements from last year, and he did well in the positional drills.
Power backs Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron each graduate after the 2014 season, so the Longhorns could still use a bigger ball-carrier like Soso Jamabo or Chris Warren. Still, it's tough to complain about the talent the current group brings to the table.