3. Impressive showing from secondary through spring camp
Considering the level of competition for the starting quarterback role for Texas for the upcoming season, the secondary did have its opportunity to shine in the spotlight during the spring game. That’s exactly what the defensive backfield was able to show during the spring game back in April.
Led by upperclassmen like P.J. Locke III, Kris Boyd, and Davante Davis, this Texas secondary should be scary for the rest of the Big 12 to face. Each of those defensive backs hauled in two interceptions a piece last year. That number might even increase for someone like Boyd who will be partly filling the void for the departure of DeShon Elliott.
Another to-be senior to watch is cornerback John Bonney, who should also play a big role in the success of this defensive backfield. There’s so much depth across the board that opposing receiving corps are going to have a hard time finding their way against the Horns.
All this is not even taking into consideration the incoming freshmen from the 2018 recruiting class for Tom Herman. He reeled in top notch talents like the five-star safety combo of Caden Sterns and B.J. Foster and the pair of highly touted cornerbacks Jalen Greene and Anthony Cook. This is truly a group that enters the 2018 campaign with a ton of momentum dating all the way back to the end of the previous regular season.