For the upcoming 2020 season, the Texas football program is going to need to find some fresh faces to step up into bigger roles and standout in the process.
All eyes are likely going to fall on the nationally televised games this fall for the Texas football program in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Texas is still planning to play a full 2020 season schedule this fall, at least as it stands now. The season is set to open up for the Longhorns in Sep. 5 at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium against the South Florida Bulls.
Since the Big 12 and SEC both are still planning on playing a non-con and conference slate this fall, that means that the showdown between the Longhorns and defending National Champion LSU Tigers will still hold up. That is at least as of the morning of July 28. Things are changing day-by-day during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yet, if one thing is for sure it’s that the Longhorns are going to need their best players to be at their best, and some new faces to come to the forefront. Texas returns a good bit of talent this fall, but they’re going to need some help. Who will be that next star that steps up in the spotlight for Texas this year?
Last season, it was Longhorns like linebacker Joseph Ossai, wide receiver Devin Duvernay, and evening cornerback D’shawn Jamison (down the stretch) that really started to breakthrough. While Jamison wouldn’t really be considered a star yet, Ossai and Duvernay definitely were. Texas will also be relying on bona fide stars like safety Caden Sterns and quarterback Sam Ehlinger to contend in the Big 12 this fall.
But who are three Longhorns to watch this fall to breakthrough to become star-caliber players?