4 Texas football players that shined in the first fall scrimmage

Jordan Whittington, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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Jordan Whittington, WR

There was some common feedback following the conclusion of this first fall scrimmage that one of the true offensive standouts was the former five-star recruit and redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington. This starting slot wideout was apparently still very productive and efficient in the receiving game, despite the secondary mostly getting the best of the offense.

Whittington had at least one touchdown catch on the day and only really had one mistake that was noteworthy. And that was not something that could be said for most offensive players for the Longhorns in this scrimmage.

That one mistake that Whittington made in this scrimmage was a drop on a pass from Card.

But drops are going to happen in these early scrimmages. It sounds like Texas even saw an unusual drop by star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy on the day.

Yet, the takeaway from this first fall scrimmage looks to be that Whittington was a major positive. He apparently had a nice connection with Ewers on the day, including a receiving touchdown out of the slot. It will be key if Whittington and Ewers can continue to develop their chemistry heading into the regular season.

It already sounds like Ewers is forming a nice connection with the likes of redshirt sophomore outside receiver Isaiah Neyor and Worthy. That just leaves Whittington among this standout starting trio of wideouts to develop some of that natural chemistry with Ewers.

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We all know what Whittington can do when he’s actually healthy for Texas. Last season, the passing game was completely different when Whittington was on the field compared to when he was dealing with injury issues. He will continue to be an x-factor for the Longhorns if he can stay healthy this fall.