5. Wide receiver depth is endless
Nowhere was the young depth and talent for Texas football more apparently abundant in the regular season opener than at wide receiver. The last two elite signing classes that Herman landed for the 2018 and 2019 recruiting cycles proved valuable for the Texas offense against a hapless Louisiana Tech defense.
It also helps that the receiving corps brought back to standout seniors like the 6-foot-6 monster Collin Johnson and the elusive slot receiver Devin Duvernay. Johnson and Duvernay were also flanked by other depth pieces like senior John Burt and sophomore breakthrough former four-star recruit Brennan Eagles.
The Joshua Moore suspension didn’t appear to phase the Longhorns last weekend. Duvernay was the team-leader in receiving yards and catches. Eagles had a breakout performance himself with three catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns. He had two of the four total receiving touchdowns for Texas on the day.
Two other receivers to highlight in this game were freshman standout Jake Smith and redshirt freshman Malcolm Epps. The elite speed and elusiveness of Smith and the insane physical tools for the 6-foot-4 Epps make them very promising receivers moving forward.