Springs stars are just that. They look like good players against their own teammates or in drills, then come back to earth when wins are on the line.
Like most programs, the Longhorns have had their fair share of spring stars who never followed through. (John Harris, anyone?) This spring brought its own crop of such players, with one main difference.
The arrival of Charlie Strong means every player gets a fresh start. Given that chance, players like Josh Turner and Taylor Doyle have stepped up to make an impression. For others, such as Caleb Bluiett and Bryson Echols, the simple circumstances have afforded them the opportunity to grab a vacated role.
No matter the how or why, six Longhorns enter summer conditioning already on their way to making an impact in the regular season.