Summer workouts got up and running for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program this week. And with the start of the summer workout schedule, Texas got nearly two-dozen new enrollees to campus by way of the 2022 recruiting class and new additions to the program out of the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Of the more than 20 summer enrollees that Sark and the Longhorns staff welcomed to Austin this week, at least a few of them will compete for spots on the two-deep depth chart on both sides of the ball.
But the offensive side of the ball is the particular area of emphasis for Sark and the Longhorns in this piece. Texas is going to see at least a few notable changes to the two-deep depth chart on offense after the addition of the summer enrollees in this mix.
How will the offensive two-deep be shaken up for Texas football with the summer enrollees?
With that in mind, here’s a look at what the two-deep offensive depth chart could look like for Sark and the Longhorns with the summer enrollees now on campus.
Starter: Junior Angilau
Backup: Hayden Conner
There isn’t much of a change to the interior offensive line since we originally projected how the offensive two-deep depth chart will shake out in the midst of spring ball. But some of the inclusions to the interior offensive line did come with an asterisk as key players such as incoming freshman five-star guard Devon Campbell hadn’t arrived on campus yet.
Moreover, Texas pretty much has the left guard position set in stone for this coming season, as long as the rising senior IOL Junior Angilau can stay healthy throughout. Angilau is the most experienced returning offensive linemen for the Longhorns this fall.
And there’s a good argument to be made that Angilau will be one of the two or three most important offensive linemen that Texas needs to be productive this season.
Backing up Angilau should be the rising sophomore former blue-chip recruit Hayden Conner. But watch out for Conner to get some starting reps as one of the more capable backups, in case anyone gets injured along the interior offensive line this fall.