Texas Football: 3 upperclassmen standing out in spring ball

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Ray Thornton, Texas Football

Ray Thornton, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of weeks into spring ball for the Texas football program and new head coach Steve Sarkisian, contact drills are back and the team is looking more in tune. According to a Horns247 report from April 6, multiple Texas players (ranging from early enrollees, to experienced veterans, to additions out of the NCAA Transfer Portal) are standing out in spring camp.

Sark and the Longhorns saw spring drills paused (at least contact drills) due to COVID-19 related issues almost two weeks ago. But this could be the first full week of spring drills and scrimmages for the Longhorns as long as they stay away from any COVID-19-related issues.

Texas is supposed to still have a few weeks left in spring camp until the Orange-White Game kicks off. The spring football game is set to take place at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 24, with kickoff time set for 1 p.m. CT.

What to expect for the rest of spring Texas football camp?

Spring ball is a critical time for Sark and his new coaching staff. Instilling new schemes on both sides of the ball and getting a roster that had a lot of turnover this offseason used to the new staff will be huge. Texas also has a number of position battles that could start to be decided in spring drills and the spring football game.

It’s a good sign that an array of players, that have different experience levels, are stepping up at this point of spring camp for the Longhorns. Here’s a look at three upperclassmen that are standing out for Texas thus far in spring ball.

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