These three sophomores could play a big role in the potential success in the Big 12 of the Texas football program this coming season.
It seems like a very long time since the last time we watched any game featuring the Texas football program on the gridiron. While it was just around four months ago that Texas took down the No. 11 ranked Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl on New Year’s Eve 2019 by the final score of 38-10, it seems like a year ago at least.
Texas finished up their 2019 season with a record of 8-5 (5-4 Big 12) after their win over Utah in the Alamo Bowl. That was a pretty pedestrian finish to a year where Texas held a preseason ranking in the top 10. Texas definitely didn’t live up to the billing last season.
But the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus to the sports world made it so that the 2020 college football season, and the lead up events to it, were called into question. Texas, along with the rest of the programs around the country, will need to adhere to the restrictions associated with the NCAA mandated in-person recruiting contact dead period that lasts through May 31.
The Texas coaching staff can still evaluate talent and keep in contact virtually with their top targets in the NCAA Transfer Portal and on the recruiting trail.
And the players on the current Texas roster have to find a way to keep at it at home during the 2020 offseason. They might have to ramp up their efforts in a big way this fall if the season still starts in the same period of the year when it was originally supposed to.
Here’s a look into the three sophomores out of the Texas Longhorns football program who could make a big leap during the 2020 season.