3 Texas football freshmen ready to breakout in fall camp

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Terrance Brooks, CB

Texas was able to sign two highly touted blue-chip cornerbacks in the 2022 recruiting class between four-star Little Elm product Terrance Brooks and four-star Memorial product Jaylon Guilbeau. But it’s the former of those two true freshmen cornerbacks that will be in a spot to make a big splash right away for the Texas secondary.

The former Ohio State Buckeyes commit Brooks is probably going to be the third cornerback in the secondary rotation this season. And he could be in a spot to run with the ones right away in fall camp.

That will put him in a position where he can show off his well-rounded timing and ball skills to the defensive coaching staff right away before this team faces a difficult non-conference slate.

The 6-foot and 190-pound Brooks did apparently have some issues with the way he finished out spring ball and started off summer workouts. The word on the streets seems to be that Brooks has slowed down a bit since his hot start in spring camp. That will mean he’ll be put to the test right away in fall camp to see how he’s able to adjust.

At this point of the offseason, though, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Brooks really settle in as one of the more capable true freshmen defensive backs in the mix.

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Moreover, cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and the Longhorns could find themselves in a situation where the backups at both corner spots out of the gates this season are occupied by true freshmen. Texas might not have better options to round out the two-deep depth chart at corner this fall behind redshirt sophomore Ryan Watts and super senior D’Shawn Jamison than the duo of Brooks and Guilbeau.