Nov 9, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Cedric Reed (88) reacts after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for March 5, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Wednesday, March 5.

Position battles to watch: Defensive end – ESPN

The Longhorns were left with a major void when Jackson Jeffcoat graduated. The talent is certainly in Austin to replace his production, but much of it is untested and very raw.

The Texas Recruiting Challenge: Restoring the Texas Longhorns Football Brand – Barking Carnival

Any head coach stepping in for Mack Brown (besides Nick Saban) was going to experience some level of difficulty recruiting against Texas A&M this year. Johnny Manziel escalated that program to all-time highs while the Longhorns were saddled with back-to-back disappointing seasons. Once Texas re-establishes itself as a top program, the top Texas talent will return to Austin.

Oklahoma leaps to top of LB Anthony Wheeler’s list – SB Nation

Speaking of attracting talent from the state of Texas, Dallas-area linebacker Anthony Wheeler has Texas and Oklahoma at the top of his list. Oklahoma recently won in impressive fashion over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, but both teams will return to the field well before Wheeler makes his decision.

Big 12 early enrollee breakdown – ESPN

Texas has three early enrollees this year. One is Juco tight end Blake Whiteley who will be called on to improve what’s been a lackluster position the past several seasons.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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